Life in progress


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month June 2018

It’s close to the middle of the month, so I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from June 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Here’s what I’m working on to show you, hopefully all coloured in, on July 1st.

Our June club participants so far, are:

Barbara at Teleportingweena

Janet at Janet’s Smiles

Margret at Margret’s Life Journey

and Willow at Willowdot21

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


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month May 2018

One of these months I’ll actually do this in the middle of the month. But which day is the middle when there are 31 days? Hmmm… Anyway, I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from May 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Our entrants so far, are:

Barbara at Teleportingweena

Janet at Janet’s Smiles

and Willow at Willowdot21, with her second update of the month

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

Here’s what I’m working on this month:

I’m three-quarters done already!

 

 


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month April 2018

Okay, I’m way off the middle of the month, but I still want to remind everyone that there’s still time to link your colouring project to the monthly prompt. You can find it here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

We only have one entrant in the comment section this month so far. If you’ve completed a project but haven’t added your link, please do it soon. Our one and only colouring project this month comes from Colline. You can find her post here: https://collinesblog.com/2018/04/12/monster-colouring/

Colouring is fun and relaxing. I hope you’ll join us!


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Easily one of the best things on the Internet–Thursday Doors

It’s no secret that I adore doors. And I love going for walks, so Norm Frampton’s prompt, Thursday Doors, provides me with the perfect opportunity to take pictures and get some exercise at the same time!

Having said that, it’s been a while since I went out on a good doorscursion, so I’ll show you some photos I took last May of a beautiful house in my neighbourhood. Oh, how I long for green grass again!

Look at all that fantastic ironwork fencing. I wonder if it’s as old as the house.

The pattern of the fence doesn’t match the iron around the upper windows, but either could have been added later. And look at those doors! They remind me of church doors.

Also to note: if you’re able to click on the image to make it bigger, there’s something with ears on the “roof” of the upper middle window. Probably one of those fake owls that are supposed to keep the birds away.

If you’d like to see more doors, check out Norm’s prompt post, and be sure to go out on a doorscursion of your own! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/thursday-doors-april-5-2018/


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month March 2018

It’s the middle of the month -ish, so I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from March 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Our entrants so far, are:

Willow, with her gorgeous picture of birds

and

Barbara, with an amazing original drawing amongst others.

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


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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – March 1, 2018

Welcome to the third edition of the Escapist Coloring Club prompt! For this prompt, I encourage you to post pictures of your own colouring, your kids’ colouring, or that of anyone you know and have permission to share. That’s all there is to joining the club.

My reaction when I first saw the February page of my calendar was an overwhelmed “that’s a lot of leaves.” But I knew I was in for a challenge with most of the months when I bought the thing, so I sat down and started. I coloured the leaves first, to get them out of the way.

Here are a few more bits I’m happy to have managed, despite how tiny they were. The entire thing is done in marker, apart from the trunk. They really need to make a lighter brown marker!

The camera shows everything I missed, but I think that’s what puts the beauty in something done by hand.

That’s it for me this month. Let’s see what you’ve got!

Here are the “rules.”

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 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 – mid-month February 2018

It’s the middle of the month -ish, so I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from February 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Our entrants so far, are:

Barbara at Teleportingweena

Dar at Darswords

Janet at Janet’s Smiles

Merbear at Merbear’s World

and Willow at Willowdot21

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

While I’m here, I also wanted to let you know that today is the final day to vote for my novel, The Magician’s Curse, for the Reviewer’s Choice Award, hosted by the Paranormal Romance Guild. Here’s the link to my original post, if you’d like to read all the details, or for a quick link directly to the voting, you can click here (The Magician’s Curse is about 2/5 of the way down the page): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn-ptlQncLRBuBxYkrmWPX8XF12nvxO7_f_cH2vS-e8ghwXQ/viewform

Thank you!