Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My 3rd 30-Day-Coloring Challenge

It's that time of the year again! Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day-Coloring Challenge.

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July 5-Aug 5, 2016
Last Friday night, my husband and I went to hear a presentation by a photographer named Bruce Matthews. He has published 4 books in collaboration with the Kansas City Star books and is working on his next one. He mentioned during his speech about the use of stained glass windows in churches and hospitals. He said there is growing evidence that color can be a part of the healing process, so this morning I did some googling on the use of stained glass windows and color in healthcare. His reference was our Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital. They have made use of stained glass windows throughout the hospital.
I remember asking our therapist, Dr. Grace Ketterman, who diagnosed our family with ADD fifteen years ago, about the use of color in a child's bedroom, if it was valid theory and she said yes, it's a proven fact that color can affect mood. One of the things she wanted us to do during the winter was to use at least 100 watt wide spectrum light bulbs in our home as the lights would imitate sunlight with its rainbow of colors  and would help alleviate the symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
 DAY 1

My Coloring Project For Day 1:
I'm following Stephanie Ackerman's Documented Faith 2016 and back in May she sent us a doodled coloring page to do and guess who is just getting around to painting it? grin! I had firework smoke hangover today, so wasn't feeling my best and waited until the last minute to watercolor and upload Stephanie's doodled digi.
Today I water-colored backgrounds. So I have a bunch in every color of the rainbow hanging to dry on one of those old-fashioned, wooden laundry racks.
I got some rubber stamping done last night, but just as I was getting ready to color it in, my husband came to ask me to come cut his hair and trim his bushy beard. I'd been pestering him for several days to let me cut it, so, you all who are married understand that scenario, right? grin! Although, come to think of it, doesn't black and white colors count, Kathy?
DAYS 4-6:
Kathy's Day 4 -- Water-colored Postcards
ME: I'm filling in where I missed (I know, it's not the same as doing it during Kathy's 30 Day coloring challenge, but I'm determined to finish), so here's one day -- I colored this page in with markers.
Kathy's Day 5 -- Quick Post
ME: Here's the second day -- this is the last monthly divider I needed to finish for my Documented Faith-book. It's always amazing to me, how much a difference there is between my first day to second day. From using light colors on the background to the finished state with the dry colored pencils.
Kathy's Day 6 --  It's All About You
We attended a family reunion and a birthday party  down in the country this last weekend and I didn't have access to the internet there. Didn't sweat it as I knew I would color again once I returned home and had access to a scanner and the Wi-Fi.
DAY 7:
Kathy's Day 7 -- Blog Hop and Giveaway.
I had some oopsie pages from the previous stamping pages, so I cut out the flowers, watercolored them and enhanced them with dots and dashes like Kathy has done to some of her images. I left the top one plain so you can see how I enhanced them with a black fine-line sharpie and a white gel pen. Click on them to enlarge to see details.
DAY 8:
Kathy's -- Doodle Coloring
ME: I tried to emulate Kathy's Doodle flowers only in opposite colors as I still had some flowers left over from the oopsie pages that I fussy cut out and glued to a quarter page, then watercolored. Now I have a background I can use on a card sometime. Kinda reminds me somewhat of a bandana handkerchief. What do you think?
DAY 9:

Kathy's -- feather card

ME: This is a coloring page from a Gratitude Coloring Book that I found a couple of months ago at Half-Price Bookstore with a quote by Doris Day -- "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." I used the black fine-line marker and white paint pen to restore and add in the details.
DAY 10:

What? Kathy watercolored with coffee!
Me: Another Stephanie Ackerman coloring sheet. . .
DAY 11-13:
Kathy's -- Mermaid Altered Stamps

ME: Day 2 colored - front
Kathy's Blog Hop

ME: Day 2 colored - back

Kathy's Featured coloring projects


DAY 14:
Kathy's Zig Marker Shaker Card

ME: I appreciate not only the military personnel, but also our police officers, who stand in for me to serve and protect. . .

DAY 15:
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

ME: My asthma is thankful for my husband today. He was able to come home from work and help clean up an ammonia mess that my elbow created when I pulled the dryer lint trap out to clean. PU!


  1. Beautifully done, my friend! Love the bright colors, and of course, that sentiment rocks! Hope you are well!

    1. Thank you Patti! Hope you and yours are well too!

  2. We have ADD/ADHD in our family too. It's ok to be on your own schedule (most of the time) :-)
    I love the quote!

  3. That's a great sentiment! Beautifully coloured!

  4. What a fun post, I enjoyed the read. Interesting about the stain glass windows. Made made me smile about the haircut, same thing happens here.

  5. Oh, I just love this quote and your beautiful colors. We now live in Florida, and I always feel so much better in the sun. Our grandson has trouble, and I think that's why he is hoping to get into a college in the south of southeast. Nice to see you are participating in Kathy's color challenge. Hugs!

  6. Very pretty, I really like this blue with the touches of pink :)


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