sugar skulls (free adult coloring pages)

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I’ve been fascinated by sugar skulls for a long time, and I love the Mexican tradition of using them as offerings for the beloved dead family members on the Day of the Dead celebrations. In a world where death (and signs of death like skulls) are often feared, I love the idea of staying connected to our loved ones even after death, and turning a feared symbol into a joyous one.

I’ve been drawing sugar skulls for the first time recently, and have had so much fun that I’m offering a PDF with three sugar skull drawings in one! The first coloring page is the simplest, and the second is similar but with more detail. The final coloring page has four different sugar skulls on it, if you want to do a bunch at once!

(Here’s a photo from my Instagram account of three colored-in versions of pages 1 and 2.)

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rosa parks quote (free adult coloring page)

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I can’t imagine the courage it must have taken to be Rosa Parks on that bus in 1955. The more I work as an ally for #blacklivesmatter and other anti-oppression activism, the more I see how traumatized and worn down people can get. I drew this after a certain election when someone I desperately hoped wouldn’t win, did.

Free downloadable pdf adult coloring page. Click on the link below to download the PDF. Click here for copyright and licensing information.

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mandalas (free adult coloring page)

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I’ve been fascinated by mandalas for a long time. The psychiatrist Carl Jung used to draw mandalas every day as a mindfulness and spiritual practice. I love drawing mandalas because they’re so soothing. I recently recommended them to a Muslim customer who was looking for some non-figurative adult coloring pages to colour. I also have a single mandala (shown below from my Instagram feed) for free download, here.

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daisies (free adult coloring page)

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When I draw flowers I often tend to draw daisies, like these ones from a recent art journal spread, below from my Instagram feed.

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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.

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stars (free adult coloring page)

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I drew this picture while watching a Christmas movie one night recently with my mom and my niece. I like the wonky stars that aren’t perfect. Stars are actually one of my favourite things to draw, and many of my illustrations over the years have had stars in them, including this Christmas card tutorial.

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snowflakes (free adult coloring page)

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Here’s my first (ish) downloadable adult coloring page! You can read the story of how I came to draw adult coloring pages, here. This particular page is one of my all-time favourites.

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free downloadable adult coloring pages coming soon

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Last night I drew four free downloadable adult coloring pages while watching Christmas movies with my mom and my niece. Today I’ve been scanning, editing and saving the files, ready to share them in the coming weeks. (I’m thinking I want to offer new pages every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We’ll see if that lasts.)

Below is a JPEG of the above page. It will be the first free download.

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[Update: you can download the free adult coloring page by clicking the PDF link below.]
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