Wednesday, August 05, 2015

7 Tips to Reignite your Creative Mojo!- Tip #4 How about coloring book blog hop?

Sometimes I just love to go back to a simpler time in my art. When the hardest decision was which color to choose! I have always loved to color and seem to somehow acquired more than my fair share of crayons through the years, can anyone have too many crayons?! I decided to dump them all into a empty washing machine soap bucket and I filled it up!
This is after I sent home small buckets of crayons with the grandkids!

 I often pull out the crayons and coloring books when my grand daughters arrive and spend hours with them on the floor coloring in front of Disney movies! It is just really relaxing! Although I enjoy coloring in kids books once you start coloring in one of these adult coloring books you can get lost in the designs!

My good friend, Jamie Fingal, created her own coloring book!


It is filled with her wonderful, hand drawn, whimsical images that are on a sturdy paper that will handle some water! When they finally came in I tried to drive down to her studio to get the first copy! I was really excited to see all of her fun art as a collection to color!

The quality of paper in Jamie's coloring book allows me to use nice art supplies too! I decided to use one of my favorite pencils, Inktense from Derwent. They are water soluble and are bright and fun! I colored and then used my water brush to bring them to life! I did the fun camper page! So retro and fun. Next time you are feeling a bit in the creative dumps take some time to start at the beginning and remember how your love of art started!

Whats really fun is that Jamie is going to be giving away 2 coloring books in a random drawing from people who leave comments on our blogs during this blog hop! Make sure you go and check out everyones pages and leave a comment! Happy Hopping and Coloring!



We will be giving away 2 coloring books to two separate people.  Just leave a comment on all of the blogs, and two random numbers will be chosen, to two lucky winners living in the U.S. only.  Winners will be announced on August 10th


Sunday, August 2 - It's National Coloring Book Day and I will kick it off.  I am having a book signing and sale in my studio from 12-3 

Monday, August 3 - Lyric / Markers - Quilt Circles
http://lyrickinard.com/lyric-kinard-blog/
Tuesday, August 4 - Leslie / Watercolors or Markers - Coffee Cups
Wednesday, August 5 - Desiree / Ink Tense Pencils - Trailers
Thursday, August 6 - Deborah / watercolors - Houses
Friday, August 7 - Susan / watercolors - Flowers on Page 3
http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
Saturday, August 8 - Sue / colored pencils - Dresses
http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog/

22 comments:

Marcia DesRosiers said...

That looks like great fun - love the colors. I have colored pencils at work so when I am on the phone I can doodle - love it.

Janie said...

I love to color. Her pages are amazing. Thank you for being part of the hop.

Lisa Filion said...

I love how relaxing it is to color. Love the Derwent Inkense pencils too!

Lynn Hocker said...

My art is dance and music, but I loved to color as a kid. What a great idea to use coloring for fun, of course, but as a creative jumpstart. Exactly what I need at the moment.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Always did like coloring books. All of a sudden I see a lot of them on the market now, for adults
Easy way to get your mojo going too.

Quilting Tangent said...

So fun to color, very relaxing. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Pauline said...

I am loving this blog hop! Yesterday Leslie talked about watercolors and the Pentel Waterbrush. Today you are talking about Inktense pencils. I had bought some a while ago, but have not used them yet, so I'll need to break them out and use them. Thank you for your post.
Pauline lvtoqlt@mac.com

Kathleen C said...

This is the first blog hop I've ever followed, and I'm having fun visiting blogs of wonderful artists. There is something so appealing about coloring with pencils or crayons. And coloring in Jamie's new book would be a treat for a non-artist like me! (I'm more the traditional quilter type :). Thanks very much.

PK Sews said...

I love coloring with my granddaughter too. And I can just imagine how much fun it would be to have my own coloring book, especially with Jamie's designs. How delightful! Thanks for sharing your creative tips! I appreciate your blog!

Denise Spillane said...

What a fun picture. Love the book and can't wait to get it. My friend and I have coloring nights when we need to unwind and don't want to talk.

Cheryl Johnson said...
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Cheryl Johnson said...

Some day I'm going to get a Airstream and have those guys from Pimp my Ride deck it out. It will have to be lime green.

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Artifice said...

Looks like such wonderful fun coloring Jamie's fabulous drawings! Linda

Marsha said...

My favorite childhood activity back creatively

Tracy said...

I've always loved coloring books....so glad that coloring is back!

Sowing Stitches said...

:) When I teach ART HISTORY and ART APPRECIATION at one of the local colleges one of the required class supplies is a box of crayons to go with a blank page art journal! By the end of the semester students look forward to the 'doodling' time! Crayons rock! I thank my dad for my love of crayons, every year for Christmas we got a new box of crayons and a coloring book and he did too, until the year he died...he was in his 60's!

Vivian Helena said...

Love that each page is so full of fun. vivian

Patricia L Walters said...

Those pencils sound interesting but I Have not yet tried them. Jamie's book looks like a good place to start!

Marlene said...

Love Coloring Books!

Joy Hancock said...


Love Jamie's whimsical style!

Vivian Helena said...

Thank you,,, so exciting to win! I have several friends that are wanting to order, and now they will be able to see it in person and will take it to the guild and show and tell there.. maybe more orders, will also put it on my blog when I get it in my hand... thank you,, sent a separate email with my address, and signed up for your blog also.. .thank you,, vivian

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