THIS IS A GIVEAWAY!!! OMG im sooo exited guys sooo i decided there isn’t gonna be a “runner up” because everyone deserves to be a winner!! ^.^ so i got a cute 14″ rainbow alpaca you can snuggle up to oooooorrrr or case of 152 CRAYONS!! :D (yeah i blocked out the prices but its a simple amazon search haha and yes my name is luke so i thought i’d give you a little proof that i am legit using my amazon account and the giveaway is real and stuff) sooo in order to win either one of these awesome items reblog with CRAYONS!!! or reblog with ALPACA!!! (you can only reblog for ONE item you can’t reblog with both or you will be disqualified :P) and i will randomly choose someone on the 8th of February and pm them if they have won and announce it on my ma blog. I will obviously need your address and stuff i do have skype and kik so you can use whatever is best for you (if you are living with a mommy or daddy or a parent then you have to ask their permission first to give out your address)  iv seen other giveaways and they giveaway sooo much stuff which made me feel a bit intimated  because i’m only giving away these 2 things so i hope everyone is ok with this! :s so yeah reblog THIS post with CRAYONS!!! or ALPACA!!! and you will have a chance to win good luck everyone!! ^.^ (if i’v left anything out or have any questions dont be afraid to PM me! ^.^ 

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Bodleian Library wants you to color their collections!

The University of Oxford’s famous Bodleian Library has just released a free coloring book featuring images from their collection. You can download a PDF of the coloring book here.

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“An opportunity to join in with the current colouring trend and apply your colouring skills to images from our collections. We’ve provided a colouring book to get you started, but feel free to use our online resources to find your own. Don’t forget to share your final product on social media with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections! “


#ColorOurCollections: The Getty Coloring Book

Feeling stressed? Bored? Want to do something while you stream Netflix? We got you covered. Download our free coloring book of artworks from the Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute. 

Download here.

If you check out the hashtag, #ColorOurCollections, you can see even more fun coloring pages from places like @huntingtonlibrary, @smithsonianlibraries, @bodleianlibs and more.