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Bluebells Free Coloring Page

Bluebells

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) usually start blooming around the traditional feast day of St. George on April 23rd, and as a result, they are known as the flower of St. George.

St. George in History

St. George is the patron saint of England. He’s best known for fighting and killing a dragon, even though it’s highly unlikely that he ever even visited England and dragons are notoriously hard to come by. Most scholars think that St. George was an officer in the Roman army who converted to Christianity. The Emperor Diocletian allegedly subjected St. George to unspeakable torture before finally beheading him in Palestine, near the city of Lydda, in AD 303. Early Christians honored him as a holy martyr, and later he became the official patron saint of the crusades. Followers eventually stole his arm and turned it into a sacred relic. As time went by, the life of St. George became the stuff of exaggerated legend as his story spread throughout Europe.

St. George and the Dragon

The dragon was a common symbol for the devil during the Medieval period, and the famous story about St. George slaughtering the dragon is an allegory of good against evil. The story actually has pre-Christian origins, and several other saints allegedly performed the same feat long before St. George.

According to Wikipedia,

“The tradition tells that a fierce dragon was causing panic at the city of Silene, Libya, at the time George arrived there. In order to prevent the dragon from devastating people from the city, they gave two sheep each day to the dragon, but when the sheep were not enough they were forced to sacrifice humans instead of the two sheep. The human to be sacrificed was elected by the city’s own people and that time the king’s daughter was chosen to be sacrificed but no one was willing to take her place. George saved the girl by slaying the dragon with a lance. The king was so grateful that he offered him treasures as a reward for saving his daughter’s life, but George refused it and instead he gave these to the poor. The people of the city were so amazed at what they had witnessed that they became Christians and were all baptized.[28]

In later years, the location shifted to England. Legend has it that St. George slaughtered the dragon on Dragon Hill in Uffington, Berkshire, and even now, no grass grows in the place where the dragon’s blood flowed down the hill.

Bluebells Free Coloring Page

“Bluebells” is an 8 1/2 x 11 free printable, instant download coloring page. I created the drawing by hand with pen and ink, then I digitized the image and converted it to PDF, JPG and PNG formats. You can use the PNG if you want to resize the image or color the page digitally. The JPG is best for either digital coloring or printing, while the PDF is best for printing.

“Bluebells” is a digital download. You can access the drawings simply by clicking the download button below. The watermark is for viewing purposes only and does not download.

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Sunflower Free Coloring Page

Sunflower Blooms Free Coloring Page

“Sunflower” is a printable, instant download, free coloring page in PDF format. It prints at 8 1/2 x 11, which is standard letter size, in portrait orientation.

How to Download

You’ll need two things to access this drawing. First, you’re going to need a printer. It’s a black and white image, so it doesn’t need to be a color printer. Second, you’ll need to have a program that will open PDF files, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free to download, and they provide simple, readable directions showing you how to install it. If you don’t have Adobe Reader and don’t want to download it, or for some reason are unable to download it, you can set Google Chrome as your default PDF reader and open the file that way.

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Paper Stock Choices

I created the coloring page by hand with pen and ink, and then I digitized the image, added the border, and converted it to PDF format. I recommend printing out the image on card stock for best results. My personal preference is Neenah 110 lb white paper, but 65 lb is good as well. Pound, in this instance, refers to the thickness of the paper. A thicker paper is less likely to cause you issues when you’re coloring, and it will hold up better if you decide to use a liquid medium such as watercolor markers. Click here to download the coloring page.

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Hibiscus Free Coloring Page

hibiscus

Hibiscus is a large genus of tropical, subtropical or temperate-weather flowering plants. These versatile plants are prized and cultivated for their large, attractive flowers. Hibiscus blossoms add beauty and style to tropical gardens and landscapes, but they are also useful for attracting bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. In addition, they also have a variety of culinary and symbolic uses. Dried hibiscus is a delicacy in Mexico, for example, and people around the world enjoy hibiscus tea. Tahitian and Hawaiian girls traditionally wear a hibiscus in their hair as a symbol of their relationship status. If a woman wears a hibiscus on the right, it means that she is single or available. On the other hand, a flower behind the left ear means that she is engaged or married.

Medical Benefits

The flowers may have medical benefits as well. The tea contains large quantities of Vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition, it may also be useful for lowering blood pressure.

State and National Flower

The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower. The hibiscus is the national flower of Haiti, Malaysia and South Korea as well. People offer red hibiscus flowers to the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Kali in certain Hindu rituals. Please visit Happy DIY Home: How to Care for Hibiscus Plants for information on growing hibiscus.

I created the drawing by hand with pen and ink, and then I digitized the image and converted it to PDF format. I recommend printing out the image on card stock for best results. Click here to download the coloring page.

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Free Rose Coloring Page

Free Rose Coloring Page

“Rose” is a free coloring page. It is available here on my website as an 8 1/2 x 11 printable instant download. I created the drawing by hand with pen and ink, then I digitized the image and converted it to PDF format. I recommend printing out the coloring page on card stock for best results. Click here to download the PDF.


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Roses are among the most loved plants in the world. They are part of the genus Rosa and are members of the Rosaceae family. These plants have been cultivated for thousands of years, and as a result, there are more than three hundred different species and thousands of cultivars. Roses can vary in size and color. Some are tiny, diminutive plants, while others can reach heights over seven meters. They range in color from red to yellow or white. Roses are a popular drawing and painting subject for artists. This rose drawing was created in a woodcut etching style.

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Free Christmas Tree Coloring Page

This free Christmas tree coloring page is a fun and easy one for the kids or a stress reliever for grownups. It prints at 8 1/2 x 11 inches. As always, please don’t post uncolored pages on the web.

Free Christmas Tree Coloring Page
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Free Coloring Page: Lily with Water Droplets

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Free Coloring Page: Owl and Haunted House

Here’s a free coloring page to download. Please enjoy!

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Free Poppies Coloring Page

Free poppies coloring page

Today’s project is a free poppies coloring page. August’s flowers of the month are gladiolus and poppy. I was in the mood to draw flowers today, so here it is.

Poppies may be August’s flower of the month, but they are also used as a symbol of remembrance. They are particularly associated with World War I.

Inspiration

Some of the heaviest fighting took place on the Western Front in Belgium Flanders, and their once beautiful landscape became a muddy battlefield. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian doctor and poet, visited the site in May of 1915. He was grieving the loss of a friend who had died in the war. The field was full of bright red poppies, and it inspired him to write the now famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.”

McCrae’s poem inspired American professor Moina Michael to write her own poem, We shall keep the faith.” This poem was published in 1918. Michael also campaigned to raise money for war veterans by making the poppy the international symbol of remembrance. She made and sold red silk poppies to raise funds. The sale of artificial poppies became so popular that the British Legion founded a factory in 1922. Disabled British service members staffed and managed the factory.

Red poppies honor the service men and women who lost their lives during the conflict. Purple poppies honor the animals who were killed during the war, and white poppies symbolize peace without violence.

You’re welcome to color your free poppies coloring page any color you wish. You’re also welcome to post your colored pages on your Facebook pages or in your coloring groups, with attribution given to Stephany Elsworth/Color with Steph. Please do not post uncolored pages on the web, even if they’re free. Thanks!

References

Why We Wear Poppies on Remembrance Day

How the Poppy Became the Symbol of Sacrifice


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