Wednesday, July 22, 2009

i'll be back again and again and again and again and again...

....with a little help from my friends (you know, I only ever speak in song lyrics these days). So, a little while back I asked if anybody fancied colouring in my black and white drawings of this girl. And to my amazement some of you did! And, with the most fabulous results, too. Way better than my attempt. So without further ado...

Kathleen (age; post adolescent):


Hannah (age; 10 years):


Beth (age; 9):

Jeanne (age; 60):
Laurel (age; 7):
Grace (age; 13):
Gianluca (age; 29):
Andrea Joseph (age; no spring chicken):
And, finally...
Lara the cat. Age; what's it got to do with you?
Thank you all so much for taking part, guys.
Psssst, also check out Pippa's gorgeous blog for her versions and a bonus story about my girl and her mess; HERE.

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33 Comments:

OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Wonderful! (Especially Lara's ;-) )

11:30 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Lovely collection! Thanks Andrea :-)

11:57 PM  
Blogger hsing3kinder said...

This is so cool!! I think a coloring book is in order :-)
Love your work Andrea, thanks for having Grace be part of it.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

I agree, you should make a coloring book!
My verification word is slycheap, that doesn't sound very good does it:)

12:23 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Oh, Andrea!!! How fun is this!?! And I DEFINITELY agree--a colouring book is in order!! Any publisher would be too silly not to publish a coloring book of your incredible drawings! And obviously the children love them, me included!! :))

12:36 AM  
Blogger Cathy K. said...

Just adding my voice to the plea for an Andrea Joseph coloring book. Well, I would personally love a book of your work in any format, but a coloring book would be an absolute treat! I'd have great fun with it, although my results wouldn't be anywhere near as good as those posted here.

1:01 AM  
Blogger nanke's stuff said...

What a fun and unique idea. It was quite a trip seeing all the different versions and ages of the folks who played. Well done! nancy

1:04 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

So much fun here!!! These all look great!

1:12 AM  
Anonymous jeanette, mistress of longears said...

This is such a wonderful post! Love all the examples - you could do a great book on this theme.

1:28 AM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Cool idea and great results!

1:51 AM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

these are so gorgeous! so much fun :)
I wanted to give it to my 8-year-old niece to colour it, but my printer broke:( She was speechless when she saw your drawings though, she really loved them :)

6:39 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Awesome!!! I love seeing different versions from people from all ages...and a cat! :) That made me smile.
But you're so right, this looks like so much fun!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

Are you taking orders for your colouring book!These are fabulous! I like Beth's best :-)

11:52 AM  
Blogger winna said...

this is fascinating to see---love it!

12:24 PM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

Oh my gosh!!!! This is incredible. What does this tell you?!? Perhaps that your work has a very interested audience? I think so!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Oh how cool... of course my Grand Daughter Laurel's is my favorite. thanks for doing this Andrea.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

This was a sweet idea and very generous of you, Andrea. I'll echo the chorus...I'd like to put a reserve on a few dozen AJ coloring books. There was a lady selling hers on etsy that I bought for my daughter. Would love to see what you come up with.

5:34 PM  
Blogger JaneAlexandra said...

What a fabulous idea. I think I like the cat's best... :-)

7:02 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

What FUN!!!!!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

they are wonderful! it was a good thing lara wasnt using paint. there would have been paw prints everywhere! :0)

1:09 AM  
Blogger Mooneybeams said...

That's so much fun!

I love the cat curled up on the girl's back - it's what my cat Cagney used to do!

6:03 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hey, thanks, guys.

It was such a joy to see these versions of my drawing arrive. I'm glad you liked them too. I think they are ALL great.

I'd never thought of a colourimg book before, but it's a very nice idea. It als means that I'd get to do the monochromatic drawings (the bit I like) and everybody else can put the colour in! A perfect plan.

Cheers, to everyone for taking part and to everyone else for their kind comments.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

Yes, a colouring book. Maybe a themed one, perhaps travel? I think that would be great. Nice to see these.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

I agree with everybody else--a coloring book is a great idea. Was delightful to see all the versions people colored--all ages, too! :)

12:27 PM  
Anonymous petescully said...

this is so cool. I especially like the colours in laurel's one. What a cool idea!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

Oh wow! Why didn't *I* think of doing that! Coloring book, yes! I know a lot of kids that would enjoy coloring it in ... including me! :)

10:12 PM  
Blogger Debrina said...

Oh wow! I've just discovered you! What an awesome blog and your sketches/illustrations/artwork are so detailed and original. They remind me of the glorious Puffin Annual illustrations I had when I was a child (think 1970s) and that I still adore to this very day! I'm adding you to my favourtites list!

8:32 AM  
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5:36 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

What a wonderful idea Andrea! I love all the different interpretations ... :)

10:11 PM  
Blogger sosser said...

scrolling thru these made me so happy - as a visit here always does :)

11:32 PM  
Blogger donna said...

I love your drawings. They inspire me in ways I can hardly express. I remember my dreams better when I peruse your stuff. Thank you. What a gift!

2:09 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everyone.

This was such a lovely project. Made more lovely by the participants, of course.

Debrina, that's a real compliment. I loved those books too. I haven't seen them for so long, though. I might have to go and seek some out.

Cheers, folks. You must know by now, but in case you don't; you make my day.

3:17 PM  
Blogger mo said...

wow, what fun to see how creative everyone was with their colors. what a terrific idea you had, andrea. the pictures made me smile, which is a great way to start the day ;)

3:19 PM  

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