Thursday, September 13, 2012


Can't believe we're just about mid-September already.  Been coloring with my 
Promarkers and coming up with ideas for the upcoming weeks.  Two of my favorite things are coloring and freebies to color.  I love freebies. 

Nowadays I'm not too sure what constitutes a freebie.  There are artists who share their high-quality images totally free.  You don't pay anything, and a lot of them don't even ask you to buy anything.  If you like it, grab it, and use it,  just don't give it away to anybody else; direct them to the artist's site to get it.  And it would be really nice to leave a comment and come back and share your creation with the artist.

If I have to fill in a form with all my vital statistics, then I don't consider that a freebie.  So many folks want you to put the "freebie" in your cart, which means you will have to set up an account with a password and sometimes a mailing address.  Hmmmmmm?  Do I really want it that bad? Usually not.  I pass.

I'm concerned about the future of black and white line drawings being available for coloring.  It's amazing what you can do with technology today, and many folks are using technology to create some amazing papers and images for scrapbooking and card making that are already colored.  Beautiful stuff indeed.  But for me, there's nothing like paper, pencils, crayons, and markers.   Are we about to lose another art to technology? 

As a colorist I want to encourage the few black and white line artists to continue to share with those of us who look forward to their next freebie to color.  When I post an image, I will give the name of and a link to the artist and/or website where I grabbed the freebie.  I use a system to try to make sure I give credit to the right person. 

I used Promarkers to color this image.

Anyhoo, this is a card I made for a challenge over at Scraps of Color, a network showcasing African-American paper crafters.  These challenges have been so much fun.  We're now into week two of a five-part Robert Jackson digi group Girlfriends Challenge.  To get the image for the next week, you must post a project for the current week.   Here's a link for their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Glad I found your blog! Love the card!

  2. Glad I found your blog! Love the card!

  3. Freebies of any kind are good. ;-) Love your blog redesign and your card is wonderful!