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“It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.”
Charles Fillmore


Obliterating-expection response to last month’s Artist-Creative challenge suggested (in)courage readers are eager to take part in a community that not only gives permission to exercise our creative calling, doesn’t just stop at encouraging it, but actually applauds it!  Armed with only 17 syllables to construct a simple, three-line haiku, writer-readers submitted inspiring, heartening, thought-provoking poems–with talent to the overflow.  

With love lingering and Spring just around the corner, this month’s challenge is elementary:  color!!! 

Think about it–children have unbound imagination, seeing the world with wide eyes and mystery; no wonder one of their first-and-favorite words is “Why?” 

Your kaleidoscopic assignment is to find a coloring book that reawakens the little girl in you; then, color your favorite page from the book.  Snap a picture and post it on your blog along with a brief commentary on why you chose it (100 words or less).  Be sure to link it below when your done, and all posts linked by next Friday, March 5th at midnight EST will be eligible for a $25 gift certificate for the (in)courage shop (& everyone is eligible for 15% Off All Items from DaySpring through 04/01/10 with coupon code: SAVE15).  

This challenge might seem a little juvenile at first, but we’re pretty sure you’re going to have FUN in the process.  Plus, you can do this side by side with your children and they’re gonna love it!

Let us know you’re “in” with a quick comment.  If you don’t have a blog, be sure to email pictures to me (pensieve.me@gmail.com) and I’ll be sure to upload them, too.  

I can’t wait to see your finished pages!  

by Robin, Pensieve

  • http://www.womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com Courtney (Women Living Well)

    I’m not sure if mine qualifies? I traced a picture out of my daughter’s coloring book and then posted a video blog about it – comparing it to a beautiful marriage that follows God’s word. You can see it here:

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/one9designs Kristin

    I’m in! I have two toddlers…and have actually been thinking about getting my own coloring book for when we color together…so this challenge is right up my alley! :)

  • http://www.dawnsgoodlife.blogspot.com dawn

    I’m in. Haven’t colored like that in forever…it will be fun. Had fun with the Haiku…why not?

  • http://bahava.wordpress.com Katy

    I am SO in on this challenge!! Can’t wait to go find something to color…I’m such a kid :)

  • Marilyn

    Im in…love the idea of sitting and coloring for sure enjoyment with my daughters – Thanks!

  • http://theiveyleague.com Bridget

    I went over the 100 word maximum, but I thought I’d share anyway. Feel free to skip all the way down to the picture.

  • http://www.joyinthisjourney.com Joy at Joy in This Journey

    I’m in! But I didn’t read this til way late tonight, so I’ll color with my daughter in the morning and then post. My blog is here: http://www.joyinthisjourney.com

  • http://theuneventfullymundane.blogspot.com Raeann

    Totally “in”. Coloring decreases stress, you know :)

  • http://www.proverb31girl.com Jessica

    I’ll probably do it. Just have to find a coloring book :)

  • http://www.passionateperseverance.blogspot.com/ Mary @ Passionate Perseverance

    I am in…now to find the crayons…

  • http://bahava.wordpress.com Katy

    So fun…had a hard time finding a good old fashion coloring book, but ended up loving the page I found:

  • http://profile.typepad.com/pensieve Robin ~ PENSIEVE

    Hey guys!
    THANKS for gettin’ your colorin’ on and I’ll be by soon to visit :). Work has sledgehammered me this week, so I JUST colored my picchas tonight! There’s still time to get YOURS in…winner for the giftcard will be announced March 9 :).

  • http://rainydaydiamonds.blogspot.com Kim

    Robin, I loved this idea and it encouraged me to sit and share some quality time with Precious. She loved it and wants us to do more “crafty” things together.