Friday, 13 November 2015

Did you know...

...that I love to colour?  I do, and so do many of my friends.  To that end, we held 'A Colourful Party ' at Puffin Design this week, and it was a blast.  With twelve+ in attendance, we went at it to our heart's content.

Loving the unique patterns on this one of Eileen's
Granted it wasn't all colouring - pretty sure the drinks and snacks added to the fun, and who doesn't like to choose a fistful of colour?

Gay, Lisa, Sue & Shelly peruse the choices
I was pleased to have a couple of gents in the group, even if I had to co-opt one of them!
Sue, Shelly, John and Joe, with Bart waaaaay in the back.

Joe and Shelly colouring up a storm while Maureen and Jasmine choose their weapons.

Eileen, Laura, John and Lisa tear into it.

Sue, Jasmine, Lori and Gay are hard at it right from the start


Alison stopped in for a bit of a visit.

Colour pow!

Working with oil pastels.

You could feel and see the love in the air
It was Laura who noticed that many of the colours on the mandala sheets matched the tops the participants were wearing - how fun is that?  I immediately had to look at mine, and sure enough.  I was wearing purple, and colouring in three shades of it.  And check out the shot below - matching everywhere!

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John, with his infinite patience, was working with very fine-nibbed pens!


I think the addition of the cross-slashed lines in the centre of this one by Laura adds a huge amount of pizazz.

TJ's colour choices are in total harmony with what she's wearing.

Maureen adds a pop of red - on the page and off it.

The evening reminded me of wonderful parties from the past, where friends would gather on a cold winter weekend to soak in a hot tub alternating with a mad frenzy of colouring in the warm and cozy house.  By the end of a weekend, our walls would be covered top to bottom with mandalas in every shade of the rainbow; the energy was palpable.

Why not hold your own colouring party?  There are a ton of colouring books for adults on the market (although I confess to a bit of bias towards the one at the top right of this blog - they're available at Puffin too).  And if you want to get in on the next one at Puffin, email me with your preference of daytime or evening slot, and I'll let you know the details when available.

16 comments:

  1. Such a lot of color and fun. I admit that coloring is just not for me although I will try almost any other media but I like that you are are at least offering to do something in the daytime. Happy coloring!

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    1. We'll work on the daytime thing, Val - you're not the only one!!!

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  2. Excellent post. Love Laura's observation. The photos tell it all! Do have more parties at Puffin!

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    1. I know - I just grinned when she told me - true in nearly every circumstance (well, apart from John wearing hot orange and yellow!).

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    2. Didn't he just, Alice? He always does when he's 'arting' - I know there's a closet colour pig in there somewhere! :D

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  3. how fun Winn!And they were using your coloring pages- how much better does it get?
    Thanks so much for sharing!! xo

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    1. So much fun it couldn't have been any better, Jackie! xo

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  4. All those ladies (and the couple of gentlemen I spotted) must have had a ball! I'm not sure I would have been able to colour inside the lines with that wine going around!

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    1. It was actually surprising to me too, Zsuzsa...I just think they were so totally focused! :D

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  5. Such an enjoyable evening Win. So much fun seeing how each person chose their colours and mandala design. How exciting to see your 2nd Adult Mandala Colouring book so well received!

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    1. I loved seeing all those people so intent on colouring - it's been one of my favourite relaxants for years!

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  6. This looks like such fun, a great way to spend the day and snacks too lol xx

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    1. It was a lovely time, Sue - there's so much relaxing happens when colouring, chatting and snacking is involved!

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  7. Wow. I have tried to do a mandala coloring twice Win and dear me... it was horrible. I have no talent for getting the colors in the right places!!! I need to come see you at one of the drawing parties - eheheheheheheh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are just gorgeous. So fun to see all of these pictures and folks enjoying art. j.

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    1. You'd be so welcome at a colouring party, Joi - you'd be a convert in no time! Road trip?! xo

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