On my recent visit to Bimblebox Nature Refuge I was entranced by small details of nature. Dried grasses in spears and curls; round flowerheads of the woolly mat-rush on spikes; lumpy humps of termite mounds; woodland birds foraging on the ground and in the trees, and the trees rising and arching all around. Every artist at the camp responded to this rampant nature in a different way.
I decided to design a colouring book that takes its inspiration from the plants, animals and vegetation of Bimblebox Nature Refuge. The above image is a woodland scene that will appear in the Bimblebox Wonderland colouring book that I am aiming to have ready for sale before Christmas.
Have you heard about the current craze for colouring in? Adults are rediscovering the joys of colouring in, and it’s supposed to have therapeutic value too. While it will take some time for me to complete the entire Bimblebox Wonderland colouring book, individual pages will be available for download from this site in the next week or two.
Love it. Count me in!
Thanks Mel. Does this mean you are part of the colouring in craze? Good for you, if you are 🙂 Cheers, Paula
Paula looks wonderful!
Thanks Carol 🙂
Educational Xmas presents!
Yes I understand it’s all the rage now. I think your colouring in book would be very relaxing for adults because you’ve done all the hard work Paula, we just get to do the easy enjoyable bit! Have you thought of selling it at National Park shops? I’m sure the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre would be interested.
Hi Jane, well I am trying to make it relaxing, just wondering whether I should include a picture of mining magnates to colour in, and whether this might make it less relaxing? I like your idea about National Park shops, and Binna Burra lodge in Lamington National Park is already interested. Thanks for reading and commenting, cheers Paula
It’s fantastic Paula! I have heard of the adult colouring in craze, and a girlfriend recently gave me a colouring book of pictures of Japan and all things Japanese – tranquil gardens, colourful Japanese lanterns, kimonos etc. Lots of wonderful, colourful subjects to colour in. People might also be interested to know there is a mobile phone app (available on Apple devices, not sure if it is available on Android as well) called Colorfy, so you can also colour in on your phone. It’s very relaxing to do on your train journey each day!
Thanks Linda, sounds like you might be a colouring fan? That Colorfy app sounds interesting too – will check it out. When am I going to see a colour pencil drawing of one of those gorgeous succulents? They are asking for it …. Cheers, Paula
Sounds like a great present to me! (Might even have to get an extra one for myself!)
Thanks Dayna !
Paula, this is a wonderful project. Something quite special. Great work!
Thanks Gail, I’m having fun immersing myself in the drawings. A lot of work, but very satisfying. Drawing trees today, what could be better? 🙂