It’s nearing the end of September. Now is a perfect time to write about the projects I did last Christmas. Right?
I’m not make excuses. You all know what I’m like by now. Here it is. There may be more.
I got this colouring book from The Works.
It’s very cute and has a great concept with a little trivia attached.
Because I’d ordered the book online, I had no idea what the pages inside were like. The cover and title page had me fairly reassured though. Until I flipped to day one…
What is that?! Is the whole book that simple and boring?
Luckily, no. A few were more simple than others, but there was nothing else so bland and easy.
I knew I wouldn’t be able to complete a whole piece every day, so I decided to adapt the tradition a little. I would colour as little or as much as I could each day, on the appropriate day’s page. And then the book would go with the Christmas decorations, and next year I’d do it again. After a few years I might end up with a finished book.
So I coloured the gorgeous Santa on the title page.
And then realised that I’d not be able to do the numbers on each spread if I didn’t use the right mediums. The paper quality is not fantastic.
That’s fine. I’d just be careful.
And on, to Advent!
I did a Zentangle design for day one, to make use of those big empty shapes.
Day two was fun. Look how gorgeous that tree is!
Day three was another simpler one, and I finished most of the page.
Day four was a couple of birds. Doves? Pigeons? Pheasants? Penguins? Who knows.
Day five is going to have more sneaky rainbows.
Now, day six had limitations. Remember I said that I wouldn’t be able to colour the numbers because pen bleeds through? Well luckily I had flipped through the whole book, because days seven and eight were only pages with numbers.
So day six had to be coloured pencils. No problem.
Here’s day seven.
I got a bit rainbow happy with day eight.
Day nine was some lovely ornaments.
Day ten is just delicious.
Day eleven is a beautiful snow globe. You can’t have a Christmas colouring book without a snow globe.
Day twelve got some rainbow confetti star shapes.
Day thirteen is an army of snowmen.
Day fourteen is some more ornaments – these ones looking delicious.
Day fifteen is a fireplace scene with a cute little kitty.
Day sixteen is sooooo many presents!
Day seventeen is an overflowing stocking.
And that’s as far as I got because Boris Johnson cancelled Christmas, and because Covid and all that shit and because it was all I could do to not sink into depression.
But there’s always next year. This year. A couple of month’s time.