COLOUR ME GOOD BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

Mel Elliot Introduces ‘Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch’!

COLOUR ME GOOD BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

COLOUR ME GOOD BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

I am officially a Cumberb*tch, part of the Cumberbatch tribe, Team Cumberbatch, a Sherlockian if you will. If you have no idea what any of that means, let me say it in simpler terms: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH.

The past year has only grown my love of this awkwardly adorable man. I binge watched Sherlock (and have rewatched it too many times), I loved him in Stark Trek and 12 Years a Slave and every new story about him made my heart jump. He is the perfect kind of celebrity- he’s quirky, he’s funny, and he’s somehow handsome. And did I mention, he’s Sherlock?

I don’t understand my adoration for him, but I don’t even care. Continue reading

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Quirky Item of the Week: Colour Me Good Coloring Books

Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

I, like many other women out there, find Mr. Ryan Gosling to be visually pleasing. I enjoy the different variations of the “Hey, Girl” meme, although the feminist version is my favorite, and I’m not going to say I’ll watch a movie just because my favorite Canadian goose is in it, but I won’t deny it either.

I  also like coloring a lot, perhaps more than a woman my age should. I blame this on my parents who were big time coloring contest people (they really were geniuses at keeping my brother and I busy).  Up until a few years ago we would occasionally still duke it out for the title of best color-er and if I suggested a contest today they would be whipping out the crayons, colored pencils, and paper before I could even lay down the rules (Yes, there are rules to coloring competitions, dad cheats and mom tends to spend way too much time on one spot).

Colour Me Good Gingers (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

Colour Me Good Gingers (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

Thus, my enjoyment of the Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling coloring book should come as no surprise. Any time I can combine two of my quirky interests in one fun activity, I’m all for it.

Now I realize all of you out there may not be Gosling fans, but fear not, there is a Colour Me Good coloring book for lots of fun pop culture interests! The artist behind the coloring books, Mel Elliot (read my interview with her here), has created versions for the 80’s & 90’s, London, Gingers (you know you want to color in Damien Lewis’ fiery locks), and her newest coloring creation coming out later this year will be called Swoon and include a variety of swoon worthy men!

To find out more about the Colour Me Good coloring books and Mel Elliot’s other fun book creations, visit her website.

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An Interview with Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling Artist Mel Elliot

Artist Mel Elliot & Her Creations (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

Artist Mel Elliot & Her Creations (Image Credit: Mel Elliot)

This week’s Quirky Item of the Week is Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling, and I enjoyed this quirky little Ryan Gosling inspired coloring book so much that I instantly wanted to know more about its creator. Was she a Ryan Gosling super fan devoted to making art in his likeness? An artist inspired by the you look photoshopped good looks of the Gos? Someone who just really really likes to color? I had to know. Lucky for me the book’s creator, artist Mel Elliot, was willing to take some time to assuage my curiosity about Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling and all her other awesome coloring and project books. Spoiler alert, she’s not a crazy super fan, but she is a crazy good artist!

Read on for the interview….  Continue reading