Friday, 14 August 2015

A Cuppa Colouring Page...


Something a bit different today partly because I have been crazy busy and don't have a lot of painting to share, but I thought it was time for a little fun so I made a colouring sheet based on some of the awesomeness that is the Cuppa With Friends Project. Everywhere I look at the moment people are colouring in like crazy. Which I kind of love as I have always been a bit of a fan. When Phantom was little I was the horrid parent who was still sitting at the table colouring away while she had wandered off, watched a movie, had a nap and was madly hitting me with her plastic golf clubs to get my attention so I could feed her. She never showed any staying power at the old colouring in so I always felt it was my job to do it for both of us. Phantom, the little freak, loved puzzles, and maths books from the age of about two which was like torture for me... I however, spent many a happy afternoon gloriously layering colours and adding stuff to make the pages more interesting while Phants tried to get my attention, and in one memorable incident, led to the smart arse little minx climbing up on the table, taking the pencil out of my hand and jumping down and putting it in the bin... with great force too . A sign I had a problem... maybe...  

So here is a colouring page for you to play with... I spent forever... well at least ten minutes ...trying to embed it as a pdf, but it was sapping my will to live so you can just save as an image and print it out... or pin it and download it, or whatever you usually do... you are more adept at all this than me I would say. 
Happy colouring all...xx

Have you caught up on my week on a page posts... it is the only non work related painting I have been doing lately and I post them on a Tuesday... the link is below if you want to have a squiz


PS there is a giveaway over on my instagram account too if you want in... just look for this post and add your name





19 comments:

ZenziB said...

Perfect idea!! I love that my cup is included. Thank you Tracey!

Kate Robertson said...

YOur coloring page is lovely. I'll save it for a rainy day as my life seems to be speeding up right now. Always enjoy your posts.

Kate

mandysea said...

Hee hee Tracey..... I could have written your post, so the same between me and my eldest daughter!! LOL, all science/maths!! UCK weeeeeeeell, the concept never 'happened' to me! This is PLUS the cat insisting on attention too and as soon as I'd return to my desk after a moment away - there he would be.....laying across my work! Not sure why brainy #1 daughter didn't think of that cos it worked! ANYWAY... what a great colouring page... now I need to do it! Just cos!

Ayala Art said...

Awesome cups!! I love all the angles :oD

Nic McLean said...

What a good idea - you're right - these colouring in books for adults (as opposed to adult colouring in books which probably have quite different content!) are everywhere right now - someone suggested doing a colouring in book of my doodimals a few years ago and I never did anything about it - looks like I missed the boat on that one!! I like your cups - you could do a whole book of everyday household/kitchen items which would make a nice change from the zentangle-y ones that I've seen.

Möwe von der Insel said...

Hi Tracey, love the story behind
this colouring sheet :)
And I will print it and colour
it in :) That will be fun :)
But - who drinks from a skull?!
I guess I have to join Instagram
as well now, since I would love
to win one of your art pieces :))

Have a beautiful day and a
happy weekend!
Möwe


Sandra Busby said...

What a great idea!!
My kids were exactly the same... I was always the one left colouring in after they had long lost interest! It was the same with any kind of crafting... making plasticine animals... building lego houses... Neither of them are remotely creative or show any interest in art! It's a shame because I would have loved having a sketching buddy! :0)

Faye said...

Thanks for the coloring page! I colored as well as worked math and other puzzles when I was a child. Your sunflowers are superb, so sunny and cheerful. And what an awesome cup lamp! Have a happy weekend.

Jo said...

Visiting you here always makes me happy. I am following you on Instagram already.

Helen Campbell said...

Love this coloring page. It does appear the rage... although my kids both enjoyed doing it so I was spared the plastic golf club part. Happy Friday!

Helen Campbell said...

Love your coloring page! My kids loved coloring when they were young, so I was spared the plastic golf club part. Happy Friday!

GlorV1 said...

How fun. Great idea. Love your work as always. Thank you.

Giggles said...

I see a full adult colouring book on the horizon! They are all the rage and you should definitely create one as glorious as this page. I swear you were talking about Cupcake and me!!She was also a puzzle and numbers girls from age two! Although she did like to colour she would prefer to play the dreaded monopoly money game, or cards which I was fine with! Of course I would be finishing up my page with crayons! Great post!

Hugs Giggles

Katie Jeanne said...

I love the coloring page!! It's so generous of you to give it away.

Möwe von der Insel said...

Hi Tracey,I can't follow you on Instagram, because I need a darn mobil phone which I don't have and also don't want to have :(
I have plenty of internet here at my home computer, I don't need it
when I go out for a walk. I'm so sad now, really would have liked the chance of winning your art.

So now I wish the others good luck :)

Tammie Lee said...

you sure do cups good!

Irene Rafael said...

You are the best! Thanks for the coloring page, Tracey.

Ariel said...

Great page for coloring. Your sunflower sketch looks lovely
Happy PPF

Wanda said...

Love your cups....I'll have coffee with cream and sugar...You pick.... I like them all.