i got the bug to create a coloring book a few months ago and finally completed the work this past week. It’s an experiment for me, something new. i tried to make it ALL the things i love the most. So, it features lots of florals, and lots of little girl characters, with a boho vibe woven throughout. i’ve been toting my paper, pens and portable lightbox all over the house and drawing in spare moments when the kiddos allow. Yep, i am mommy by day and artist by night (more like late afternoon/wee-small hours, actually : )). But my rambunctious boys occasionally play nice and let me sneak in some drawing as i sit by the almighty Lego table : ) Lego tables are the best!
i’m printing it up on single-sided pages so that you can keep and display any completed and spectacularly colorific pages without “wasting” the image that would typically be on the back. i always wished for that little feature when i was a kid coloring my heart out with all my patience and concentration. Oh the horror when your 2 favorite coloring pages were back to back! Tough choices had to made, people. Just sayin’.
There are 30, 8.5 x 11″ intricate illustrations, imagined, sketched, inked and scanned by my own little hands, tucked into a simple brown kraft cover that makes for elegant presentation and gifting. i’m tying the books up with some cute frou-frou details that are as girly, glittery and boho as the book’s contents, plus a little vintagey gift tag so you are ready to give it to someone special right out of the package.
Because it is an experiment, i am only printing a short run of 100 books to test the waters and see how it goes. This makes the books a little less economical, but i hope the loving care in each and every detail makes up for it!
Be sure to share with all your engaged friends, because i’m envisioning these as THE PERFECT gift for brides to give their flower girls. It’s a sweet thank you and a practical and fun activity to keep little ones entertained during all those in-between waiting periods on the wedding day.
i hope you all love the book!
The books will be here in my studio late next week, but feel free to order now and you’ll be first in line when the shipping begins!