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Coloring Outside the Lines

 

I've started coloring again...

and that's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

Are you a person who colors outside the lines?



Coloring Outside the Lines

 

I've started coloring again...

and that's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

Are you a person who colors outside the lines?



comments (45)

  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 28 Jan 2013, 00:31
I have no restrictions Ginnie, I colour between the lines, across the lines, within the lines, because of the lines, despite the lines, without the lines, I alter the lines, remove the lines, replace the lines, correct the lines, ruin the lines, rearrange the lines, live with lines, live without lines, lineage the lines, broaden the lines, narrow the lines, ignore the lines, obey the lines, copy the lines, transpose the lines, reverse the lines...I think you get the idea.
Ginnie Hart: I would have expected nothing less of you, Chad! smile
What lines Ginnie? ... lol ... ... ... (nice colouring)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Great response, Jacquelyn. grin Thanks.
That looks intense.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, yes, Michael. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jan 2013, 03:23
This looks somewhat biological, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Ray. The two shall become one. smile
I have never learned to colour between lines Ginnie... things look much better that way... rules are only made to be broken... nice intricate drawing....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It was never easy for me to break the rules, Peter. You're one of the lucky ones! Thanks.
Stunning colours! Very beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Reinhardt. These colors are my favorites together. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2013, 06:17
Now I know what you mean, Ginnie - I like your colour scheme. Will visit V & V when I have woken up properly
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. Choosing the colors is half the fun. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Jan 2013, 07:06
my brother's first wife used to colour, but just with kid's colouring books, and she stayed INSIDE the lines and not only that, traced the lines over again with black crayon lol

do you find it relaxing? she did... very pretty!
Ginnie Hart: Coloring is VERY therapeutic and relaxing for me, Elaine...as well as creative. Figuring out the colors to use is the challenge. smile I'm always glad to hear when other adults color. HA!
A beautifully complicated pattern to colour, with so many lines and knots that is is difficult to know what is inside and what is outside the lines. It all looks perfect the way you have done it, and mirrored the design colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sheila. Some designs are so complicated you don't know when a "line" will stop till you start coloring it. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2013, 07:59
My conscious is as big as, 'from here to Tokyo and back'. But I love to colour outside the lines.
I love seeing you color. I think it is good for the soul. Beautiful patterns and colours.
Ginnie Hart: At least you know I'm not crazy, MLMA. It really does calm me down. Very therapeutic. smile Bedankt.
The line I make is my journey through life.
Ginnie Hart: ...where inside or outside doesn't matter, I assume, Richard?! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2013, 08:07
a pure delight to look at this colouring of Celtic ornaments - really wonderful - later I'll know more about this fine art by reading your writing.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Philine. Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 28 Jan 2013, 08:08
I like all style of photos Ginnie and all beautiful photos. This one is beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. In actually this isn't a photograph but a scan...but I guess it works! Merci.
Ange used to like colouring. I can't keep it in the lines!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Ange will have to show me hers...and I'll show her mine when you come. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2013, 09:04
I don't know whether I am or not - I'd better check!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll ask Astrid. She'll know. grin
My colouring would be everywhere I can't draw a straight line never mind colour to one.
Ginnie Hart: HA! But I bet you know how to color outside the lines in the good sense of the phrase, Martin!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2013, 09:18
Did I mention that I love the colors in this?? Like a rich and royal tapestry - yes!
Ginnie Hart: HA! They happen to be my favorite colors, Marcie, and one of them is the one I milked dry after 10 years of over-use. smile Thank you.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jan 2013, 11:30
A beautiful capture with marvelous colours Ginnie.Not easy to always follow and stay in the lines sometimes it is good to go over the lines does make it more interesting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. I do wonder how more interesting life might be if some of us dared to cross the lines more often! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jan 2013, 11:32
If you had a wife like I, you would have stayed between the lines too ...

I have heard that somewhere smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sometimes the older we get the more daring we become, Louis. Better watch out for her. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2013, 11:54
I used to be very good at colouring between the lines and doing anything drawing. Probably lost those skills now, thanks to computers smile
Ginnie Hart: My eyes aren't the best any more, Alan, and I have to make sure the light is good. But I do find coloring therapeutic...and a nice change from procesasing images on the computer! smile
Good work and nice Celtic designs!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I could never have had the skill to colour this and keep within the lines. Will catch up with V.& V.later on.
Ginnie Hart: The older I get and the poorer my eyes, Brian, the harder it is...but I'm determined to keep doing it as long as possible. Thanks.
I do love these celtic patterns! Nice post at V&V, too! I try to follow the patterns and usually start spilling over - I used to find this quite frustrating, I prefer to draw the lines myself grin
Ginnie Hart: Now that's an idea, Martin. Maybe you can create the books I'll want to color! smile
  • Anupam
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2013, 13:23
Nice coloring..good color composition..smile

I color outside the line after introspecting whether the line is thin enough to cross..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anupam. smile
Celtic knots are so beautiful and a challenge to say the least. You did a fine job.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. Sometimes when I start with one color on those knots I have no idea where I'll end up...so you are very correct! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2013, 15:12
I like it. I haven't coloured anything in for a long time, maybe I should try it.
Ginnie Hart: It's not for everyone, Anne, but for me it is very therapeutic, so I highly recommend it! smile Let me know if you pick it up again.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 28 Jan 2013, 16:24
Bonjour Ginnie. Superb composition with a nice texture. Great work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2013, 17:03
Sometimes , but only for artistic maneuvers.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it's the artist in us that most needs the breaking of rules! Good for you, Rob.
Superb colours and graphics Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
A lovely creation Ginnie. I used to do a lot of drawing and colouring and might start again sometime as my son's girlfriend gave me some paints and crayons for Christmas.
Ginnie Hart: Go at it, Janet! You'll be in heaven. smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2013, 23:10
Beautiful coloring, Ginnie. This is harder than it looks! Many years ago I received a quilt pattern coloring book and I colored several quilting patterns; make one tiny mistake and all of one's hard work is ruined! I can imagine you being the perfectionist and wanting every thing just so!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, the thought of a quilt-pattern coloring book sounds soooo up my alley, Sue. I never knew such a thing existed. Most of my books were given to me as gifts by those who knew I loved to color. I didn't go out looking on my own. But I always wanted to make a real quilt from scratch, the old-fashioned way. Coloring one might be a good alternative. smile Thanks for the idea. And thanks for knowing!
I color inside the lines, for what that is worth...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll come join you, Larry. smile
Simply mesmerizing, Ginnie. Fantastic patterns and lines that play on the mind. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John. It's another way (besides the camera) to be creative, and I love it. smile
Very nicely done, Ginnie! I love that you color! And I'm glad that you may start to allow yourself to go "outside the lines". I'm in between - I try to color inside the lines because it looks prettier, but if I go outside the lines.. oh well... I widen the lines! smile
Ginnie Hart: I realize that when it comes to coloring, Elizabeth, I will always try to stay inside the lines. In other areas of my life, I have already gone way outside the lines, so maybe I just need to calm down and let it happen if/how it's meant to be. But I can be such a stick-in-the-mud if I'm not careful. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 29 Jan 2013, 04:31
I feel like if i shared my colouring ... i'd be mocked. LOL But i try to always make things (i.e., like birthday cards). So much cuter than buying something.

Does your colouring page represent anything?
Ginnie Hart: Home-made gifts are such a pleasure, Emily, so good for you.

Funny that you should ask if this page represents anything...because, yes, it does. smile I colored it 5 months before I moved to the Netherlands to marry Astrid. As a Gemini, I represent the moss agate color; as an August child, she represents the sardonyx agate color. I wanted to show how we are "intertwined." smile
How very cool. You certainly have more patience than I.
Ginnie Hart: It does take patience, Michael, and therefore isn't for everyone. But each to his own. You probably have something else YOU can do that would drive me crazy. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Jan 2013, 08:54
Jolie texture ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
  • Sarito
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2013, 11:05
Intense beauty with rich colours. I like to experiment, but how much.. I dont know smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sarito. It's an interesting question for us all to consider, I'm sure.
This has 'immense patience' stamped all over it
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have much patience for this kind of thing, Ayush...but not for everything! smile
It must have taken a lot of concentration and patience to complete this intricate design so expertly, Ginnie. Love the explanation you gave Emily as to your reason for colouring this particular one.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. You are so good about finding the "trivia" from other comments. I so like that about you!
on dirait un style mandala
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Angevine. I have Native American mandalas that I also color. I love them all.
  • Sarito
  • United States
  • 30 Jan 2013, 10:09
Hi Ginnie,

It is an interesting question, for sure. It made me think about what I do, how I do.

Take Care,
--Sarito
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sarito.
It looks very Celtic, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Graeme. smile
nice work smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Feb 2013, 16:48
i like gazing at this work of yours.. very nice work! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Rian. Thank you. And thank you for back-tracking to all these posts! WOW.

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