Posted on December 17, 2016
Illustrator Pamela Duarte worked in New York as a fashion illustrator and segued into fashion dolls. One of her clients is Mattel, and she has done quite a bit of work for the Barbie® brand. Pamela has also created adult coloring books, and she kindly sent me a copy of her most recent, Flowers & Fashion: Women of the World. Read More
Updated on December 10, 2016
Whenever I see something – almost anything! – that is black and white I start thinking about color schemes and which pencils or markers would work with it. And there are so many colorable decorative and functional items that are not coloring books.
A “colorable” would make a great gift for any enthusiastic colorist on your holiday gift list – or as a gift for yourself! This is just a short list of the many to consider, with prices starting at just $2.99. Read More
Updated on December 9, 2016
I am a big believer in giving to worthy causes. And during the holidays, I try to eke some giving into the presents I give, if I can.
This season, consider buying a coloring gift that does double-duty: a gift for your recipient (or yourself!), and some help for a worthy cause. Read More
Posted on December 5, 2016
Sometimes it seems that coloring gifts are so outrageously priced, such as the set of pencils for several thousand dollars (really!). However, you don’t have to break the bank when buying coloring presents for the holidays, whether they are supplies or books.
Here is my list of gift ideas, all under $10.00. You could also use these as stocking stuffers, or bundle them together for a single, larger gift. Wrap a few and keep them hidden in a drawer for those “uh-oh” gift exchanges. Read More
Updated on December 5, 2016
Have you ever been curious about those mysterious grayscale coloring books? I have often admired the colored-in pictures for looking so realistic. Some even look like professional colored pencil drawings or even photographs.
But I did not know where to start: what makes a good grayscale coloring book? What are the best tools to use? Exactly how do you do it? Not one day after I started researching grayscale coloring by reading a great website on grayscale coloring, Nicole Stacker, the web site’s owner and author of Beautiful Nature, contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing one of her grayscale coloring books. Yeah! Read More
Updated on December 6, 2016
Thank you to Monika Mira and Lucid Publishing for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.
Most of us have made Christmas ornaments at some point in our lives; in kindergarten I made a glitter-covered poinsettia out of egg cartons. Unfortunately, after decades of love, my Mother interred it in the ornament cemetery (i.e. trash can). Read More
Posted on November 18, 2016
It sounds cliche, but some boys and men just don’t get the appeal of coloring affirmations and pretty designs, so choosing coloring-related holiday gifts for guys, whether they are your partner, spouse, father, son, grandfather, etc., can be tough. Even I haven’t been able to get my husband to join the fun!
So for this holiday I made a special effort to find some coloring-related gifts for guys that might spark even my husband’s interest. Help any guy on your list become a “coloristo” with these 10 coloring books ideas I found: Read More
Updated on November 15, 2016
Coming up with gift ideas for the older folks in your life can sometimes be a real challenge. Most seniors have more stuff than they could ever use. They don’t need very much and want even less – often no gifts at all. However, out of tradition, obligation or a sense of guilt, we still want to give a holiday present or two to them.
So, what do you give someone who has almost everything and a home full of family photos, dried flower arrangements, personalized mugs, and bubble bath?