Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Did You Know about The Alice Project?

At the end of last year two of us decided to colour an entire book in tandem and the book we chose was the Macmillan Alice, which adapts and interprets the drawings of Sir John Tenniel into colourable images.





We realised that there may be others who would enjoy the challenge to colour this whole book too, and so "The Alice Project" was born on the Facebook group, Colouring Inside the Lines. We all coloured at our own speed and an album was set up where you can see the colourings to date if you join the group.

Over twenty of us started and now that we are half way through this year, one of us, Nicki, has finished colouring the book completely and some of us are approaching halfway. I've just reached the three quarters point.

Recently several of us also joined a group devoted to the colouring of various Alice books, Colourers of Alice in Wonderland, where we have an album of our colourings to date. If you're interested in colouring any of the current swathe of Alice books, this is a great, friendly group to share your colourings and keep up to date with all things "Alice."

I've asked some of the our project colourers to share their favourite colourings from the book, along with their thoughts. We would be thrilled to welcome new coloruers to the Alice Project at any time, and either of the groups mentioned above will welcome you.

First up - here's Nicki who is the first of us to complete the book.


Coloured by Nicki

Coloured by Nicki


Nicki - "I loved seeing how everyone had a different take on each spread. It had a lovely "community" feel to be all colouring along together, but at the same time with no pressure or time frames."



Coloured by Sarah
Coloured by Sarah

Sarah - " It has been a fun and colourful adventure down the Rabbit hole for me"




Coloured by Mal

Coloured by Mal

Mal - "The Alice colouring challenge has been both a pleasure and commitment I have enjoyed immensely."



Coloured by Kathy
Coloured by Kathy


Kathy - "An enjoyably easy, yet challenging, experience, as while I don't have to decide which image to colour, I'm not always fond of the next image to be done, which means I have to think outside the box sometimes to be able to keep going."


Coloured by Belinda

Coloured by Belinda


Belinda - "At times pleasurable, at times a struggle, ultimately colouring this book has encouraged me to be even more creative in my colouring approach - to turn the less inspiring pages into a colour event I enjoy doing and of which i like the results."



Coloured by Lou
Coloured by Lou


Lou - "Colouring Alice together as a group was what attracted me to the project, and it hasn't disappointed! Chatting about each page with online friends has been so much fun!"


My colouring of one of the wallpapers
My colouring of a murky courtroom scene

Here is my video flip through of the first quarter of the book -



And finally, Me - "There's a growing sense of achievement and pleasure as I colour through this book. and now I know a lot more about Tenniel and the Alice story. Sharing the challenge of colouring each spread has been really interesting. I hope someday that a child will enjoy my coloured book too."

There are many other colourers taking part in The Alice Project and I'll include their colourings in our next Update.

You can find out more …..


The Macmillan Alice Colouring book

You can buy it here - Book Depository;  Amazon UK;
Amazon US and Booktopia AU












Book reviews and posts from last week -

Downunder Week, introducing Jane Monk - review is here.

So Which Brush Pen is the Least Streaky? - post is here.

Downunder Week, introducing Collette Fergus - review is here.

* This book was purchased by me for my own collection.

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4 comments:

  1. Wished I had known about this I would have loved to have been a part of it, well done to all that took part the pictures are wonderful

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    1. Hi Katrina. It's still an ongoing project and I'll put together another progress post at the end of the year. Hopefully we'll have some flip through videos to share.
      There's a link in the post above to a Facebook group, Colourers of Alice in Wonderland, where people are colouring many different Alice books. You'd be very welcome there too. Cheers Prue

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  2. Hi Prue, further to our comments on Facebook I would be very interested in joining in next year (2017) when you setup a similar exercise, pleaseckeep me in mind.

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    1. Will do. Your details are here on this post now. We're still thinking of a name for the group.

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