Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

February 28, 2015

Stashy Saturday: Colouring Books

Tama over at Stitching Daze has been participating in a feature called 'Stashy Saturday', where you feature some of your craft stash items.  This is my first time doing Stashy, and I've decided to feature the colouring books I have yet to start and/or complete. I have promised myself not to buy any more colouring books, no matter how cool the design, till I make a good dent in these.  The only exception I made was that 'Secret Garden' one I got a couple of months ago.  Almost all of the rest were bought before I even left Washington.  


I'm about 5 pages into 'Out of This World'.  It's very detailed.

Victorian Houses is going to be a little harder to do, I think, because a lot of the houses are renderings of actual Victorian style buildings, and therefore, I want to make sure they get coloured correctly. That will mean having a google image picture of the house on my computer so that I can match the colours.  Oh, the SF book is also new.  Again, this one will require accuracy.  Can't really have a purple GGB now can we?!

These should be fun!

Gargoyles & Medieval Monsters.  I ended up sending this to my future stepdaughter-in-law earlier this week.

I also have that black velvet poster that Russell bought me last summer that I haven't started just yet.

My crafting muse has gone on an extended vacation so it's allowed me the opportunity to start colouring again. Back before I had a laptop and was online all the time, I got WAY more colouring done.  I'd like to get back to that again.

16 comments:

  1. How fun! I like the Fairy book. Your stash reminds me of my stash of stained glass supplies, in particular the stained glass pattern books, which look very much like coloring books.
    Happy coloring!!

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    1. I wish I had a stained glass stash! I would love to work in that medium but I haven't found any classes close by yet. Plus I hear it's a spendy hobby (what hobby isn't?!). Dover press sells 'stained glass' colouring books too, where the design is transluscent and you colour over it then hang it in a window. I haven't done any though.

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  2. Nice stash! That should keep you busy for a while. :)

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    1. Yes it will for sure.

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  3. Wow, those are gorgeous! I knew there were some complicated books like this out there but I hadn't really looked for one; might have to find some now! I have a USPS coloring and activity book if you would want it? From 1993.

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    1. Sure why not! USPS as in post office? Thanks!! Oh I've done at least 25 or more complicated colouring books, cover to cover, since 2002. Some had over 100 pages in them. It's relaxing and a good time killer.

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    2. Yes, as in the post office. It has children's games in it but some nice stamp coloring pages. Email me your address?

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  4. I'll have to look into these. I did enjoy coloring with the kids when they were younger and it sounds like a fun hobby to pursue that doesn't take up much space. A nice collection of books you have for future coloring days :)

    betty

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    1. It really is relaxing. And fun to flex your creative muscles. I use all different pens and pencils, sometimes rhinestones and fabric too.

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  5. Colouring Mandalas and the Mendhi look like my kind of books! Funnily enough I was reading a blog post today how colouring in Mandalas can be a very good meditation technique :) x

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    1. It totally is. You can really get into 'the zone' doing the designs. I started out with all mandala books first then branched out.

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  6. Now I really like the gryphon.

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    1. Yeah that one is cool....I bought that one w/o checking the rest of the designs and they were very like a few other colouring books I'd already done, that's why I sent to my stepdaughter in law.

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  7. I lose patience with colouring very quickly. Which is a shame as I have a huge variety of materials to colour with!

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    1. I admit it's not for everyone. lol I love it though. As you know I've been doing them for years.

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