On The Coffee Table – Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
I know that we are still fairly early on in proceedings but how is 2015 going for you?
It’s been a bit of a fasle start for me due to starting the year with a lung infection that triggered my asthma, but I am not one to let that stop me crafting.
Oddly though, it’s hard to find something to do that didn’t really tax my lungs and that I could do confidently whilst constantly coughing.
I therefore racked my brains and searched my bookshelf for something to do when I stumbled across a colouring book (for grown ups) that I got on a trip to Scotland last year.
The book is called Secret Garden and was put together by Johanna Basford.
It’s a lovely book full of gorgeous black and white outlined illustrations just crying out for some colour.
Ialso knew that it was a good book due to the fact that it had a book plate in it!
(all good books should have one of these). Only just noticed that I haven’t filled it in yet though – how very remiss of me?!
Anyway, I flicked through the pages (gently so as not to over exert myself) and came across one that I thought was quite apt …
… after all, I had caught a bug (of some sort).
I thought that it would also work well in a future project with the sentiment – “you’re one in a million”, and possibly framed with that sentiment on it somewhere.
So I broke out the essentials.
Ahem, I mean the essentials.
Whilst trying to avoid having the pencil in contact with the paper whilst I coughed, I got to work on one of the little critters, choosing a fairly simple scheme.
I joyfully continued with this for a good couple of days, taking relaxing honeyed tea and occasional “fresh air” breaks.
As things progressed with the colouring I got a little more daring with the colour combos and after a few days of restful play I am pleased to say that (thanks to the antibiotics and inhaler) I am feeling much better and have almost finished colouring the page.
I am quite proud of this, and really surprised that there aren’t any jittery lines where I have coughed and dragged the pencil off the page.
So what do you think? Should this become a card front or a framed picture? Should I add something to it to finish it off, or let the colouring speak for itself?
I heard via Facebook and twitter that most of you have had a winter bug of some sort also so I am hoping that you have all come through it now and are finally getting to start enjoying your new year.
Anyway, if you have any suggestions (comments or questions) please feel free to use the comments section below.
Thank you for stopping by – I look forward to receiving your ideas!
I know that we are still fairly early on in proceedings but how is 2015 going for you? It’s been a bit of a fasle start for me due to starting the year with a lung infection that triggered my…