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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – December 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 December to link back here.

Well, November was my biggest failure to date. But in my own defense, I did write a novel.

I planned to colour all the leaves in green and make the owl very colourful.

Here’s what it looked like before I started.

And here are bits of the finished product.

And here’s the entire thing.

All month I’ve been looking at it hanging on my wall and rolling my eyes, knowing I should work on it but deciding to write instead. But last night when I made one last-ditch attempt to do some more, I realized why I enjoy it so much. How relaxing it is to colour.

In an unprecedented move, I’m going to show you December’s project, so you can see why, unless I don’t sleep, I won’t get it all coloured.

Click for ridiculous detail.

But you know what? I think I’ll give myself permission to just do the best I can. No pressure. That’s what relaxing is all about, right?

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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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – November 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 November to link back here.

Although I didn’t get my colouring project finished again this month, I almost did. And I’m quite happy with what I did do, so I’m satisfied.

I made it all about the season.

Here’s what it looked like before I started.

And here are bits of the finished product.

And here’s the entire thing.

November’s calendar picture has much bigger spaces to colour, so it shouldn’t be as much of a challenge. Good thing, as December’s has the teensiest, most fiddly pattern of them all. I’ll need to get started early if I want to get even half of it done.

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 – Oct. 2018 mid-month reminder

Hey there! It’s a bit late for a mid-month reminder, but I would like to thank all the people who have joined in so far in October. Call this an almost-done-month reminder? I’ll turn off the comments in this post and redirect you to the October 1st prompt to link your entries there, or you can wait until next week and link to the November 1st prompt.

Here’s what I’m working on this month. Not sure if I’ll get it finished, but I’m happy with what I’ve done so far!

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

Anita at anitashope

Willow with a lovely heirloom

Paula at lightmotifs

Barbara at Teleportingweena

Margret at Margret’s Life Journey

and our prolific artist and colorer, Art Mater – one of many projects this month!

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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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!