Sunday, April 19, 2015

Color Me Calm, Color Me Happy - Colouring Fun for Everyone

Two incredible books have taken off here in Australia, actually, they've taken off all over the world. Its amazing that something so simple has gotten the media's attention - colouring in for adults.

It's new and exciting for those who haven't coloured in since they were a child - just as it is for the rest of us who have never stopped (like myself)... because its always exciting to find new treasures!

Cover photo of Color Me Happy and Color Me Calm by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter

Color Me Happy and Color Me Calm are two books from the "A Zen Colouring Book" series. Third in the series, Color Me Stress-Free will be published in September 2015.

Written by Art Therapist Lacy Mucklow and illustrated by Angela Porter, these books are a must have for every home. Do you already have one?

Check out Lacy's Facebook group for colourists and join in the fun - www.facebook.com/groups/338320733043463

The paper is gorgeous and suits all mediums including pencils, paints and markers. The covers feel fantastic, are so beautifully designed and finished with a strong but soft cover that protects the artwork inside.

There are over 100 pages in each book divided into chapters, filled cover to cover with beautiful drawings as well as useful information on using colouring for therapy, tips on colour and how to get the most out of each book.

Each chapter has a theme including landscapes and scenes, music, animals, flowers, whimsical illustrations and intricate mandalas.

Cactus Sunrise... I coloured this using Chameleon Pens.

A tangled garden... also coloured with Chameleon Pens.
No need to have hundreds of markers to created hundreds of colours
- simply colour and blend and use multiple layers.

The design of the book is thoughtful, with templates to colour only on one side of each page and a pretty monotone design on the back. Great for markers! Unless you want to colour both sides, then solvent based markers aren't the best choice as they tend to go through the paper.

I think everyone should have at least one of these two books (but I highly recommend both), not because I sell them, but because they're so good for you - each book and chapter taps into different parts of the heart and mind.

I love these two books, they are just gorgeous through and through. I've posted links below in case you need to buy the books and or colouring supplies. Just click the picture :)

Happy Creative Day!
:)
Jenny

Color Me Calm by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter, for sale at Art by Jenny online shopColor Me Happy by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter, for sale at Art by Jenny online shop

Chameleon Pens, solvent based markers, for sale at Art by Jenny online shop
  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for sale at Art by Jenny online shop Distress Ink Watercolour Marker for sale at Art by Jenny online shop

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