Coloured in.

I have finally finished colouring in the colouring-in patterns that I designed. They have been sat by the telephone along with a box of pencils and when not doodling I have been colouring in a little bit whenever I have been chatting to someone. (Apparently, it is very annoying to have someone ‘scribble’ all over your phone bill!)

This one isn’t quite done, but it is nearly there:

If anyone has any that they have been colouring away at, then I would love to see what you have done. These two were coloured in by my sister. Even though the design is the same, they have come out very differently.

This one reminds me a little of the video for the Gotye ‘Somebody that I used to know’ video. I think it is the choice of colours.

Now I just need to decide on what to do with all the sheets I have coloured in. Any suggestions welcome!


Colouring designs.

I am really getting into my colouring in, so much so that I have designed some of my own patterns to colour. Here are the black and white images that I have drawn. There are four in total.

Colouring pattern one.

Colouring pattern two.

Colouring pattern three.

Colouring pattern four.

If you click on the image, you should be able to download it and have a go at colouring in the design yourself. If you do I would love to see your efforts and share them with everyone. I will put my coloured in versions up once they are done. Happy colouring!

Colouring in.

My sister has just returned from Australia. Being an extremely nosey individual I was going through her stuff and found a CD that she bought while out there. The CD is Making Mirrors by Gotye.

Gotye Making Mirrors.

The artwork on the front cover caught my attention so I opened the packet (it was still in the plastic sleeve) and explored some more.

Artwork by Frank De Backer. Making Mirrors - Gotye.

 The images are by the artist Frank De Backer and reminded me of an adult colouring book that I was given by a friend over christmas (Islands A coloring Book for Adults, Volume 2).

When I was a child I would spend hours and hours colouring in on anything and everything I could. I am not really sure when it stopped, but at some point I started to think that coloring in was for babies and I was much too grown up for it. My new book has changed that and got me colouring again. I have been enjoying it so much that I conscripted my sister to the cause and she has been colouring in too.

My colouring in.

Katherine's colouring in.

I have also been colouring in some black and white thank you cards that I bought to send out after christmas.  It certainly makes the job of writing easier if you can have a little fun customising one before writing the next.

My customised thank you card.

Katherine's customised card.

I had forgotten just how much fun colouring in can be. I am 26 years old and I love it! I think everyone should turn back the clock and do some colouring. If you have a go, let me know. I would love to see the fruits of your labour.  Just email them to  ‘thelinoprinter (at)’ and I can post them for everyone to have a look at.  Happy colouring!