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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – October 1, 2018

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 October to link back here.

Well, I failed again to get my colouring project finished this month. It was a fun one. After all the green leaves from August’s colouring page on my calendar, I decided to go a bit crazy with the colours. I wish I’d been able to finish it.

Here’s what it looked like before I started.

And here’s bits of the finished product.

 

And here’s the entire thing, almost perfectly half-done.

My plan to get back into a routine went a little astray, but I have high hopes for October.

I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects in 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!


The Escapist Coloring Club – Sept. 2018 mid-month reminder

Hey there! Just a little reminder that if you want to join in before the October 1st prompt, you should get your colouring project linked soon. I’ll turn off the comments in this post and redirect you to the September 1st prompt to link your entries there.

Here’s what I’m working on this month: hopefully I’ll finish it before the deadline!

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

The before: Willow at Willowdot21

And Willow’s after picture

Anita at anitashope

and Paula at lightmotifs

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

You can find the original post here: https://lindaghill.com/2018/09/01/the-escapist-coloring-club-prompt-september-1-2018/

Thank you. 🙂

 


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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – September 1, 2018

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 September to link back here.

It turns out I didn’t do so well in August with the whole escaping thing. I wasn’t able to get my calendar page finished in time. Even with a little help from Alex. I’ll show you some closeups of both our work.

Here’s what it looked like before I started.

And here’s bits of the finished product.

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And here’s the entire thing in its incomplete glory.

Can you find the six caterpillars?

Now that Alex is going back to school next week, we should be back to our regular schedule in September, including the mid-month reminder that I didn’t manage to post during the summer.

I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful projects in 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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We Have a Winner! #SoCS Badge, 2018-2019

The voting is finished and you have chosen our wonderful new badge! As always, the winning design will represent Stream of Consciousness Saturday for the next year.

But first, lets give one last big round of applause for our outgoing 2017-2018 badge.

Thanks so much, Jill!

Now, our runners-up. Drum roll please …

In second place, we have JoAnna, with Ripples.

In a close third (it’s been neck and neck all day), we have Bethany, with Sunset.

In a quick fourth, fifth and sixth, it’s Fandango, with Shining Clouds, Jill, with Mushrooms, and Jim, with Thinking Cap in that order.

And our final two placements were ties. In seventh we have John, with Binary, and Melanie, with Rainbow

and last but certainly not least, came Ritu, with Silhouette, and Ellen, with Mind.

So that means our winner, is

Pamela, with Leafy Stream!

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

Congratulations, Pamela!! Your badge will be featured for the first time tomorrow in the Friday Reminder post.

And thank you once again to all who entered the contest. Your badges were all amazing!


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Vote Here for the 2018-2019 SoCS Badge

Voting day is finally here, and we have a record TEN designs in the running for our 2018-2019 Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge! Our new winner will have his or her badge displayed both here and all around the Internet by whomever participates in the weekly SoCS prompt.

Before we get started, I’d like to say thank you one more time to Jill for her wonderful 2017-2018 badge.

I’m pleased Jill’s back in the running with a new one for this year! Thanks, Jill!

So here we go. The links below will take you to the contestant’s sites, to the posts on which their badges are displayed. Please make sure you have a look at all of them before you vote! I’ll give each a descriptive name which you’ll find both with the link and on the poll for easier voting. I’m not going to vote unless there’s a tie, so it’s all up to you!

Here are the badges in the order they entered the contest:

Ritu, with Silhouette

Pamela, with Leafy Stream

Jim, with Thinking Cap

Fandango, with Shining Clouds

Bethany, with Sunset

John, with Binary

Jill, with Mushrooms

JoAnna, with Ripples

Melanie, with Rainbow

Ellen, with Mind

Thanks again to all the contestants! You’re a creative bunch, and all your badges are lovely. It’s going to be a tough decision!

The poll will be open for 24 hours–all of Thursday, August 23rd, -5GMT. Vote once, vote carefully, and be sure to tell your friends!

 

Best of luck, and may the best badge win!

 


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Update on the 2018-2019 SoCS Badge Contest

Normally about now I’d be reminding everyone to hurry up and get their entries in for the Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge contest before the deadline. But there’s no need! Ten bloggers were so quick this year, I had to cut off the contest early.

If you’d like to go and have a look at all the lovely badges, here’s the link to the post: you’ll find the individual links in the comment section. I cleaned it up a bit so there’s only one of each.

I’ll write a post with links to them all on Thursday, along with a poll so everyone can vote on their favourite.

Thanks to all the contestants for your awesome badges! Best of luck to all!


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It’s Time for the 5th Annual SoCS Badge Contest – Contest Closed!

It never gets easier, retiring a badge. It’s a decision I deal with every year. But alas, it’s that time once again.

Our lovely 2017-2018 Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge by Jill, aka J-Dub, has served us well. I’ll be sad to see it go. This weekend will see its final sharing.

But perhaps she’ll enter the contest again! Either way, thank you for your year’s worth of beauty to grace our SoCS posts, Jill!

And now the excitement begins. I’ll be taking entries for the next seven days (today included) for Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge designs.

Here are the contest guidelines: please read them carefully before entering:

1. The design can be anything you want it to be, but it must include either “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” or “SoCS” and your name and/or the name of your website.

2. Any pictures (art or photo) must be your own.

3. All entries will be posted here on my blog on Thursday August 23rd, 2018, along with a poll that will close the next day, on Friday the 24th. I would ask that each of the entrants make a blog post on their own website with their artwork so I can post links for voters to check them out, and that they link their post back HERE in the comment section no later than Wednesday, August 22nd, midnight EDT (GMT -5 hours). No entry posted after that time will qualify. All links included here within the specified timeframe will be added to the voting list.

4. The winner’s badge will be available for anyone who participates in Stream of Consciousness Saturday to post permanently on their website as a widget and/or to embed in each weekly SoCS post.

5. One entry per person. The contest is open to anyone with an active blog, WordPress or otherwise. I reserve the right to disqualify any blogger from the contest who regularly posts material that may be offensive to others, i.e. porn, highly political posts, or blogs that only exist to sell something.

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

7. Entries are restricted to the first ten linked below (just in case we’re bombarded), so get yours in early.

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

9. Have fun and best of luck!

Note: The posting of the winning badge with a SoCS post/on a participant’s website will not be a requirement. It’s purely for entertainment/recognition purposes.