flowers (free adult coloring page)

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Ever since I started drawing adult coloring pages, I’ve been wanting to create some tutorials for beginners to adult coloring, and so I’ve been drawing some simple pages that beginners can use over and over again to work on their techniques. This is one of them. It was fun to draw – I started out tracing a small, circular object over and over again (I generally don’t use a pencil pre-drawing for most of my adult coloring pages), a technique I learned from The Bloggess after she posted photos of this zentangle drawing that she was working on.

Do I think that using pencil is cheating? No. I think you should do whatever works. Most of the time I just prefer a really loose, wonky kind of feel to my adult coloring pages, so I don’t bother with sketching in pencil guidelines.

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Would you like more free, hand-drawn adult coloring pages like this? You can find an index of my adult coloring pagesĀ here. Read about how I came to draw adult coloring pages, here.

flower garden (free adult coloring page)

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Flowers have become one of my favourite things to draw and colour recently, starting with this sketch in one of my art journals, below, from my Instagram feed.

Click on the link below to download the PDF. Click here for copyright and licensing information.

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Would you like more free, hand-drawn adult coloring pages like this? You can find an index of my adult coloring pagesĀ here. Read about how I came to draw adult coloring pages, here.

unter den linden

linden blossoms

One of my favorite, favorite smells of all time is the delicate scent of linden blossoms. Yesterday when I was taking my daily lunchtime walk I noticed it – the lindens were finally out! This is a photo I took of the linden tree I was passing at the time. I remember reading once that in Germany, the scent of linden blossoms is considered an aphrodisiac, and that many babies are conceived during the month of June when the lindens are in bloom. I appreciate delicious, natural perfumes…

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Unter den Linden is the name of a boulevard in Berlin, and a popular name for a German poem often set to music.

renewal – vinca minor

vinca minor

When I was a little girl, we had patches of vinca minor (the ground cover with purple flowers, above) in our yard. I didn’t know what it was really called, so I called it violets, since the flowers were purple, and I didn’t know what violets looked like.

Later I heard people calling it “myrtle,” which is one of its common names. I finally discovered that it was called vinca minor a few years ago when a landscape design student helped create a new garden at one of the properties managed by the public housing provider I work for.

I appreciate vinca minor – one of the first signs of spring, for me.

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Photo theme for April: Renewal

renewal – tree flowers

maple tree blossoms

In an earlier post I wrote about how much I love the misty yellow-green that begins to surround tree limbs in the spring.

One thing I never noticed until I was an adult was that the first new green is often not leaves – it’s flowers. Maples and other trees that drop seeds or fruit blossom first before their leaves come out.

I appreciate tree flowers.

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Photo theme for April: Renewal