Free downloadable adult coloring page

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Check out today’s free downloadable adult coloring page.

It’s a little bit different from our usual stuff, but I like it.

We’d love to see your colored version featuring on our facebook page:

Giveaway #3

This week one lucky member will receive the Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Art Deco
The prize will be drawn on Wednesday 4th November 2015.

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Art Deco

Free downloadable adult coloring page

Check out today’s free downloadable adult coloring page.

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The movement of these little guys is quite remarkable for a line drawing.

We’d love to see your colored version featuring on our facebook page:

Free downloadable image

Check out today’s free downloadable image.

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I love this complicated image with the flowing seaweed.

We’d love to see your colored version featuring on our facebook page:

Giveaway #2

This week one lucky member will receive Secret Eden: anti-stress art therapy colouring book by Christina Rose. The prize will be drawn on Wednesday 28th October 2015.

Secret Eden: anti-stress art therapy colouring book

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Pencils Last Longer

Pencils have a magical way of dwindling before your eyes and before you know it, you’re through your last box and only half way through a very complicated mandala. It seems as if you purchased a whole lot of gorgeous pencils only last week, and yet those blues and blacks are on their last legs. There’s got to be some way to ensure they last longer. Finding stubs in the pencil box is not a fun or calming way to start your coloring in session.

Many of us who indulge in our sometimes not-so secret -passion for coloring in find ourselves in a similar plight and there some things that you can do to make them last a little longer.

Fface paintor starters, even if you haven’t had breakfast or lunch, don’t make your pencils ‘fodder’ by chewing on them. This is often a throwback from the good old days when we sat in school pretending to listen to the maths teacher. It commonly resurfaces when we’re feeling particularly stressed or agitated.  Sometimes, only after you’ve chewed your way half-way through a pencil, do you actually realize that you’ve eaten through most of it and colored your tongue and lips in the process.

Choose images that you can use a variety of colors in. If you use all your colors fairly evenly, the whole set will last you longer, as opposed to running out of your entire range of blues before everything else when going for a whole lot of under water images. If your usage is fairly even across the board, you wont end up buying a whole new box of pencils for just one color.

pencil sharpenerStop using the sharpener every time your pencil gets blunt. Clip on a piece of sandpaper to your board and if you want to bring back the point, just run it over the paper a few times. If you need to actually sharpen the pencil, use a good sharpener. The cheap blunt ones will chew your pencils as effectively as a nervous schoolgirl. The sharp good quality ones will create a fine point after only a couple of turns. Be careful not to go too far or all the colour will end up in the shavings.  It’s best to use a knife and just get out as much of the pencil lead as you need.

Stash away your coloring pencils in a safe place that your kids wont be able to find. Kids have an uncanny knack of knowing where to find the most expensive and irreplaceable colors when they exhaust their own supplies and have no scruples about ‘borrowing’ them, just for a little bit. Get ready to lose the bright red and iridescent green to a Disney princess coloring in image.  Just to be safe, keep a supply of not-so-special pencils ready for when they cant find just the right red or just the right green.

Store your pencils away properly. By keeping them in a container that keeps them still and separated, they are less likely to be damaged, have the leads break inside the pencil, or have the tips blunted down to nothing by the edges of a pencil case.

By taking care of your pencils, you can make them last longer, and justify getting a bigger, or better set.

What pencils (or other medium) do you prefer to use when coloring in?


Coloring in for teenagers

Are you, or do you have a teenager who’s interested in coloring?

Check out these free coloring pages for teenagers that might spark your interest.

If you are really getting into it and want to buy some slightly more obscure coloring books (not just flowers and animals and all that mum stuff) have a look at these options.

There are a number of funky steampunk inspired coloring books like this one available. These have great images with a good combination of fine detailed patterns and pictures.



Following the popular tv show Game of thones? This one is available later from the 27th October.


Want a slightly less insipid and slightly more scary Halloween coloring book? Try out this one by Penny Farthing Graphics.



Whatever you choose, coloring as a teenager, or an adult, is a great way to slow down and disengage from the highly addictive screen time that we’re all tyring to escape.

Screen inspired coloring books

There are only ten weeks to Christmas. When you say it like that it seems scarily close. Between now and then there are some very cool screen related books being released. Most of which will be featuring on my Christmas list.

Two of my favourite tv shows, Game of Thrones, Outlander both have coloring books being released this month on October 27th.

November 10th will see a harry Potter coloring book released


Tolkein fans will be pleased with two unofficial Tolkien coloring book on November 12th and December 15th.


What books are you putting on your Christmas list?


Adult Colouring Sheets

In deference to my Australian heritage today, I am using the alternate spelling of coloring.

If you’re looking for great free Adult Colouring sheets, don’t forget to search both coloring and colouring.  There are incredible artists and illustrators getting their work out there across the English speaking world, and by using the different spelling you can get a much larger variety of free Adult Colouring sheets to download for your colouring pleasure.

Pinterest is a great source of free colouring in. Check out our Adult Colouring sheet board for some inspiration.

And while a lot of search engines will search coloring and colouring, it’s worth typing both of them into your search engine specifically, just to make sure you don’t miss out on a particular gem.


Weekly Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of our blog, we are starting up a weekly Wednesday giveaway. This week one lucky reader will receive this gorgeous book by Millie Marotta. The prize will be drawn on Wednesday 21st October.

Tropical World: A coloring book adventure


Enter here: Weekly competition

(you wont need to register again for following weeks).