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I hope everyone is having a very Merry Summer Solstice!
We moved earlier this month and I am just now getting my studio unpacked, arranged and organized – but isn’t it a beautiful space?
Here’s what it looks like now – stuffed full of …stuff.
This is my excuse for no new coloring pages for Independence Day, July 4th – LOL. Don’t forget there are already three July 4th coloring pages up, though:
I was very amused this week to note that the Foo Fighters Concert Rider included coloring pages! See, I told you adults like to color!
I’m still having a blast with my Kindle, making a lot of free book lists and working on some other projects on line. Most notably, I got my first novel The River Way, converted and available for sale now on Kindle for 99 cents.
Have a great summer!
This is R in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge
This adorable baby cottontail rabbit is almost too late to make it into the Easter basket!
Adorable Baby Bunny – Cottontail Rabbit Coloring Page
Tomorrow is Earth Day! If you are looking for arts and crafts, clipart, or coloring pages for your kids – try these;
Earth Day Crafts
Earth Day Coloring Pages and Crafts
Earth Day Clipart
This is M in the April A to Z blogging challenge. I’m sorry, I had to remove the widget that would take you to the next blog – it was somehow interfering with the other widgets? Weird.
I have faced my fears again, and created three new spring themed mandalas for you to color! If I can create mandalas, you can, too. Read this lens to find out how. Meanwhile – enjoy these three spring mandalas featuring designed inspired by butterfly wings, mother goddess (Ostara), and spring lilies. As always you can go to the full size coloring page by clicking on the thumbnails, or the links below.
Butterfly Wing Mandala Coloring Page
Mother Goddess Spring Mandala Coloring Page
Lily and Bee Spring Mandala Coloring Page
This is “E” in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge.
At last, I have something for you who love to color patterns, mandala coloring pages, geometric coloring pages, and so on. It isn’t my first try at a pattern coloring page – but it is the first one I am willing to share in public – LOL!
I began with an Egg shape – for “E” of course, and for Easter. In the end, I created three versions of the patterned coloring page, one with flowers at top and bottom for everybody, one with a cross at top and bottom for Christians, and one with a pentagram at top and bottom for Pagans, even though I know Ostara is past. There is always next year. The thumbnails are below and are linked to the coloring pages, as well as a link list below them.
I hope you enjoy these! You can find Ostara – Spring Equinox – Easter Coloring Pages, Clipart, and Greeting Cards at this link
In keeping with the April A – Z Blogging Challenge today’s new coloring pages are baskets – Easter baskets that is. Five minutes after I signed up to the challenge I was kicking myself – after all I said I was doing more spring, irish, and easter coloring pages this month. Then I figured out that with the entire alphabet to go through, I could surely work in all the other coloring pages I had already hoped to do.
With no further ado – I present you with these Easter Basket Coloring Pages;
Easter Eggs in a Basket Coloring Page
Girl with an Easter Basket Coloring Page
At the last minute, I decided NOT to decorate the eggs in the Eggs in a Basket Line Art in case you would rather exercise your own creativity, but also so it could be used in several more ways, such as a line art of eggs in a basket for a homestudy unit about chickens, or farming, or you could color the eggs to be those of different varieties of birds.
While looking around at photos of easter baskets, I happened to run into this , which is an “Easter Basket” Rose. It was so appealing that I created a coloring page for it as well. The thumbnail photo links to the large version of the photo (which is in the public domain) but, of course, you can color the roses any shade you prefer.
Easter Basket Rose Coloring Page
In case you don’t think this is very challenging – let me point out that it takes me on average an hour, sometimes two or three, to create a drawing for a coloring page. Often I spend an entire day researching – especially in the case of wildlife or a particular domestic animal breed – before I begin drawing.
In February Color-Your-Own.com earned $7.98. My webhosting is $9.95 a month. I know times are tough for everyone, but if you use and enjoy my coloring pages perhaps you could see your way to making a small donation, or perhaps shopping a bit at my Zazzle store or even just visiting a few of my Squidoo lenses that would really help us out. My husband, who has always supported me so I could follow my dreams, is now fully disabled so our income has dropped significantly.
Okay, I promise not to ask again for at least a month
First and foremost, I drew a plain ol’ egg. I needed one to create everything else I had in mind – and I bet if you do any crafting, you do, too. So here, in all it’s muted glory, is the egg line art.
Now that we have an egg – I can draw the Snarky Bunny, as I think of him. I’m afraid I started researching the Easter, and Ostara, and Spring Equinox holidays for ideas and found it to be as much as tangle as every other holiday we celebrate here (Christians forgive me – but unless you happen to be one of the few who refuse to practice the pagan rituals of easter egg coloring and hunting, well..hush). Out on the Jornada we have these BIG black-tailed jackrabbits, who are pretty snarky and fearless critters for “bunnies”. I got to thinking what they would say if someone asked them to be sweet and cute and cuddly and deliver eggs…
Click on the picture for the full size coloring pages.
I had fun with the old snarky rabbit, actually -
Got Yer Egg Deliver t-shirt
Back to our usual program of sweetness and light tomorrow. Enjoy.
New for today – the flag of Ireland, in case you need it for that St. Patrick’s Day study unit!
In case you’re Irish – I’ve put the flag on some Zazzle products so you can fly it proudly anywhere you go!
I am certainly learning a lot as I research the various Saints. With St. Patrick’s Day coming soon, I decided to see what I could find out about Saint Patrick. Unlike Saint Valentine (there are so many different versions of his story I gave up), Saint Patrick had a relatively well documented life that you can read about here. That made it pretty easy to decide what coloring page I wanted to draw to add for this holiday.
As you may know, I consider Saint Martin Caballero (or Saint Martin of Tours) to be a personal patron. Of late I have been trying to find a pendant or medal, and have discovered that it is very hard to find Saints medals in general, and even harder if you prefer one of the more obscure Saints – that is anybody but Mary or Jesus, actually! So I took the opportunity to test Zazzle’s new necklace pendants with a pendant (or medal) of St. Patrick. I wonder if anyone will buy them?
Of course, I also made a number of greeting cards and postcards to send for St. Patrick’s Day or any time you want to send a bit ‘o’ the Irish blessing to someone. You can check out my Enchanted Greeting Cards store by clicking here.
Saint Nicholas Coloring Page
I’ve known for a while that Santa used to ride a white horse but this year I set out to research it a little more, and drew a few new clipart and coloring pages inspired by the myth. So I finally have a new coloring page to share! Click on the thumbnail or go to the Saint Nicholas Coloring Page here.