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The Escapist Coloring Club – June 2019 mid-month reminder

It’s the middle of June already, so here’s your mid-month reminder to get colouring! You’ll find the links for the two bloggers who have participated already this month below. Make sure you check them out! I’ll turn off the comments in this post and redirect you to the June 1st prompt to link your entries there, if you haven’t already posted. Or if you have, feel free to leave another link!

Here’s what I’m working on this month. I’m half-way through it, so I should have it all coloured in by July 1st.

I’m loving the fact that I can listen to an audiobook while I work. I just finished Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography. So funny. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here’s the link, if you’re interested in buying it. I highly suggest listening rather than reading.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385347014

Anyhoo, back to colouring.

Thank you to our members who have posted so far! Here they are:

Anita at anitashope

M. Oniker at wtfaioa

 

Please visit them to see their wonderful colouring projects. And join us! It’s fun and relaxing.

You can find the original post here.

Thank you. 🙂

 


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We have a winner! 2019-20 One-Liner Wednesday Badge

The votes are in, and we have a clear winner for the One-Liner Wednesday badge contest!

Before I get into the details, though, I want to publicly send out my heartfelt apology to Cheryl for not checking her blog before I compiled the entries. I’m truly disappointed in WordPress for not coming through with her pingback. Seriously, I’m heartbroken.

Please check out her gorgeous photos and see what we missed out on. I hope she’ll give us a chance again next year. https://tropicalaffair.me/2019/06/09/whose-line-is-it-anyway/

And thank you once again, Cheryl, for gracing us with your beautiful badge for the last year! I’ll miss this little guy!

#1linerWeds badge by Cheryl, at dreamingreality646941880.wordpress.com/

Now, it’s time to announce our lovely new badge.

Apart from the two entries that broke away from the pack, it was a tight race for the rest of the badges. There were lots of ties, so there are only seven placements.

Tied for 7th place, are Tessa’s Canada Geese and Jill’s City Scene.

Tied for 6th are the swans! Willow’s White Swan and pensitivity’s Black Swans.

Tied for 5th place are John’s Highway, Fandango’s Blue Angel Jet Stream, Mamasquirrel’s Nutty Squirrel, and Melanie’s Artsy Pen.

Tied for 4th place are Anita’s Puppy Love and Maggie’s Swimming Turtle.

Now, for the top three picks:

In third place we have …

JoAnna’s Pelicans in Flight!

In second place …

with 25% of the votes

Pamela’s Unhappy Cat!

So our winner for this year’s One-Liner Wednesday badge contest is Laura with Long Dock!!

 

#1linerWeds Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

Congratulations to Laura and to all who entered the contest!

If you’d like to see the results of the poll, please email me at linda@lindaghill.com and I’ll send you a screenshot.

Thanks to all the fabulous artists and everyone who voted!


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Vote Here for the 2019-2020 One-Liner Wednesday Badge

All the entries are in! We have what I think is a record number of contestants: thirteen! So get settled in and get ready to choose. If you haven’t seen all the badges entered into the contest, make sure you visit the links and take a look.

Since I can’t put the links themselves in the poll, I’ll name them. So when you find your favourite, remember the name of the badge so you can vote for it.

Here they are in the order they entered the contest:

Anita with Puppy Love

John Holton with Highway

Willow with White Swan

Fandango with Blue Angel Jet Stream

Mamasquirrel with Nutty Squirrel

JoAnna with Pelicans in Flight

Laura with Long Dock

Tessa with Canada Goose

Jill with City Scene

Maggie with Swimming Turtle

Pamela with Unhappy Cat

pensitivity with Black Swans

Melanie with Artsy Pen

Thank you so much to all the contestants! It’s going to be a tough decision!

The poll will be open for 24 hours only, and the results will be hidden until the poll is closed. In case of a tie, I’ll choose the winner.

Vote once, vote carefully, and be sure to tell your friends!

Best of luck to all our fabulous artists!

 


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Have you entered the contest yet?

Just a quick reminder that the contest for our new One-Liner Wednesday badge closes tomorrow (Sunday) at 11:59pm EST. If you want to enter, do it soon!

Here’s the link with all the details: https://lindaghill.com/2019/06/04/one-liner-wednesday-badge-contest-2019/

Best of luck!


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One-Liner Wednesday – Badge Contest, 2019!

EDIT: Contest closed. Watch for the poll, to be posted here tomorrow morning (Monday, June 10), to vote for your favourite design. To get an early look at the contestants, go to the comment section below and click on the links.

Get out your art supplies, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s time for a new One-Liner Wednesday badge!

I’m a few weeks late this year (sorry, eh?), so I can’t promise the next badge will stay in circulation for a full 52 weeks, but it’ll be close! All you have to do is follow the guidelines below, and you can be entered into the contest!

Before we get started though, a moment of silence (and peace, and love) for the little friend who has graced our Wednesday pages for the past year and a bit.

#1linerWeds badge by Cheryl, at dreamingreality646941880.wordpress.com/

Thank you so much, Cheryl, for sharing your little friend with us. He’ll always have a special place in my heart. I hope you’ll enter the contest again this year!

This week’s One-Liner Wednesday will be the last one with Cheryl’s badge. Participate and enjoy it while you can!

Here are the guidelines for entry into the contest:

1. The design can be anything you want it to be, but it must include “One-Liner Wednesday” and your name and/or the name of your website.

2. Any pictures (art or photo) must be your own, and they must be family-friendly.

3. When you’re happy with your badge and you’re ready to share it, write a blog post on your own website and link back HERE in the comments, so voters can check it out. The deadline to do this is Sunday, June 9th, 11:59pm EST. All links included here by that time will be added to a poll.

4. All entries will be shared here on my blog on Monday, June 10th, 2019, along with the poll that will close the next day, Tuesday the 11th.

5. The winner’s badge will be available for anyone who participates in One-Liner Wednesday to post permanently on their website as a widget and/or to embed in their weekly One-Liner Wednesday post for the next year, give or take a couple of weeks.

6. One entry per person. The contest is open to anyone with an active blog, WordPress or otherwise (see #3 for entry requirements).

7, Poll results will not be available while the poll is open. If there is a tie, I will choose the winner myself.*

8. If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below.

9. Have fun!

*I retain the right to refuse any badge that is distasteful, regardless of the number of votes it receives.


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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – June 1, 2019

It’s June 1st! Welcome to The Escapist Coloring Club prompt. If you’d like to join the club, all you have to do is post pictures of your own colouring, your kids’ colouring, or that of anyone you know and have permission to share. This is a month-long prompt, which means you have all of June to link back here.

I’m not entirely happy with the result of my May colouring project. I did most of it whilst listening to an audiobook. Not sure if that had anything to do with my apparently crazy choices for colours, but to me it lacks coherency. I like the closeups better than the big picture. But hey, not every project can be a winner. And I still enjoyed the escape I had while I worked on it, so I win!!

Here’s the before.

And here are bits of the after. (Click for a closer look.)

And here’s the entire thing.

Because I didn’t do a mid-month reminder in May, here are all the participants from last month. Please check them out if you haven’t already!

Anita at For the Love Of

Margret at Margret’s Life Journey

Dar at Darswords

Barbara at Teleportingweena

I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects throughout the coming month!

Please find the “rules” below.

1. This prompt is designed for relaxation. As such, I encourage you to take your time to link your own post here, BUT, when you comment, please click the “Notify me of new comments via email” button. That way you’ll receive a notification when someone else links their project and you won’t miss anything. As with all the prompts, the more you visit others, the more your community of like-minded people grows.

2. Ping back! It’s important so that I and other people can come and read your post. To execute a pingback, just copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into the body of your post. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

3. There will be a prompt on the first of every month. I will try to post the prompt here on my blog at 9:30am -5 GMT. The prompt will simply be photos of my own colouring project. If you would like to host this prompt on your blog on another week during the month, either once, occasionally, or on a regular basis, please e-mail me at hilllindagmaru at gmail dot com and we’ll get you set up. All I ask is that you have an active blog and that you regularly reply to comments and visit other blogs.

4. Feel free to use The Escapist Coloring Club badge in your post.

5. Have fun!


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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – May 1, 2019

It’s the first day of May and time to welcome you to The Escapist Coloring Club prompt! If you’d like to join the club, all you have to do is post pictures of your own colouring, your kids’ colouring, or that of anyone you know and have permission to share. This is a month-long prompt, which means you have all of May to link back here.

I decided to go nuts with the colours for my April calendar page. I just finished it ten minutes ago!

Here’s the before.

And here are bits of the after.

And here’s the entire thing.

As much as I’ve always loved dragons (as I said in last month’s prompt post), I love butterflies too. I have a tattoo of a butterfly too!

I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects throughout the coming month!

Please find the “rules” below.

1. This prompt is designed for relaxation. As such, I encourage you to take your time to link your own post here, BUT, when you comment, please click the “Notify me of new comments via email” button. That way you’ll receive a notification when someone else links their project and you won’t miss anything. As with all the prompts, the more you visit others, the more your community of like-minded people grows.

2. Ping back! It’s important so that I and other people can come and read your post. To execute a pingback, just copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into the body of your post. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

3. There will be a prompt on the first of every month. I will try to post the prompt here on my blog at 9:30am -5 GMT. The prompt will simply be photos of my own colouring project. If you would like to host this prompt on your blog on another week during the month, either once, occasionally, or on a regular basis, please e-mail me at hilllindagmaru at gmail dot com and we’ll get you set up. All I ask is that you have an active blog and that you regularly reply to comments and visit other blogs.

4. Feel free to use The Escapist Coloring Club badge in your post.

5. Have fun!