Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Color Me Fearless - The Opening and a Review

Usually when I create a video, I over analyse it, starting over a few times... but today, I didn't plan a thing - I simply opened it while recording, meaning I hadn't gone any further than the groovy lime green inner cover beforehand.

This video is of an over-excited Jenny opening the newest book by Angela Porter and Lacy Mucklow - Color Me Fearless! Its beautifully drawn, well written and gorgeous from cover to cover :D Even has a dragon!

Love it alot I do! I think it rivals Color Me Happy... its amazing. You will love it too! Enjoy my video :)

You too can have a copy of this beautiful book - Click here or go to - only $28.50 including postage Australia wide. I've also updated my overseas postage prices too, to include a fee for a non-tracking service (not that I like sending overseas without tracking but some don't mind).

Of course, you may also find it soon at your local bookstores so as long as you get a copy somewhere, it will be fine by me :) Just enjoy every single moment!

Happy Creative Day!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Wildscapes ... A Journey Through Australia's Natural World

Wildscapes is an amazing book illustrated by Stephanie Holm, an actual botanical illustrator who not only loves drawing but adores our Australian wildlife and plants.

The cover of Wildscapes by Stephanie Holm
This book is not just a colouring book or art therapy, its a book of discovery and wonder! Wildscapes includes everything in this book - well, nearly everything. Sadly, there isn't a wombat or galah but hopefully this means Stephanie is working on another book :)

With so much to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to start. I started with the Tassie devil and then coloured in the page of honey possums before going back to the Tassie devil's page to colour the owl and scenery.

There are frogs (yay! I love frogs!), birds, a thorny devil, Boyd's forest dragon, platypus, feathertail glider, a Tasmanian devil and so much more - plus a wide variation of beautiful Aussie flowers and trees including yakka, gum trees and fungi.

Colouring WIP by me :) I do love this frog!
I've coloured using regular pencils but you can use watercolours in this book without worrying about the water wrinkling the page. Its nice sturdy smooth paper.  The wrinkles will smooth out on their own, but if you need them flattened more, leave it somewhere under a phone book. The weight of the book will soon smooth out the page again.

Adorable honey possums eating gumnut flowers

Tasmanian Devil and his friend the green owl :)
I've nearly finished the frog's page - it has a pink tree trunk, blue-green leaves, green lizard, red toadstools and so far, a white background. I'm thinking a mix of orange and yellow for that but I'll see what happens when I get back to it, probably will end up being pale blue-grey - coloured using the "scribble on a scrap of paper and smooth over the page" technique.

Hope you're all enjoying colouring and creating art as often as you can. The more you do, the better your heart and mind feel :)

Happy Creative Day!

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