Thursday, August 06, 2015

Join the Coloring Book Craze!

I'm totally buying into the coloring book craze! It really is fun!

Jamie Fingal self-published a super cool new coloring book and asked me to share a page with you. 

I chose to use water colors -- just a cheap school set. And I picked the page with all the wonderfully whimsical houses of all shapes and sizes!

As I painted, I noticed so many fun details. 

Claire joined me for a bit. It was such a nice, quiet, calm activity. Good for chatting and keeping your hands busy at the same time.


Watercolors worked surprisingly well. The paper is nice and thick and held up well to the paint.

Of course, crayons, markers or colored pencils would work great too.

I think this log cabin and house in a tree are my favorites!


Check out Whimsical Inspirations by Jamie Fingal, a coloring and painting book for the artist inside everyone! The info is in the side bar of Jamie's blog.

http://JamieFingalDesigns.blogspot.com/

I loved the page with the houses, and a variety of drawings await you with sewing and quilt inspired blocks, imaginary flowers, trailers, houses, dresses, and cups and saucers.  You can even color in the opening page for an added bonus.

We will be giving away 2 coloring books to two separate people.  Just leave a comment on any or 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 Jamie Fingal

Monday, August 3 - Lyric Kinard
http://lyrickinard.com/lyric-kinard-blog/
Tuesday, August 4 - Leslie Jenison

Wednesday, August 5 - Desiree Habict
http://myclothesline.blogspot.com
Thursday, August 6 - Deborah Boschert That's Me!
Friday, August 7 - Susan Brubaker Knapp
http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
Saturday, August 8 - Sue Bleiweiss
http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog/

17 comments:

Cheryl Johnson said...

Coloring is good for the soul.

Kathleen C said...

Wouldn't a quilt made of houses like Jamie's be fun to make? Coloring sounds like a calming and de-stressing activity, whether with watercolors, pencils or crayons. Thanks very much.

Quilting Tangent said...

So a fun way to destress. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Pauline said...

I like your use of watercolors on the houses page in Jamie's coloring book.
Pauline lvtoqlt@mac.com

Barbara M said...

It's great to see a coloring book on which you can use water media. Most of the books on the market right now have pages that are too thin for water color or markers. bmerves@verizon.net

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a fun activity to share with your daughter! Such a peaceful activity. Would love to be the lucky winner of one of these coloring books!

Anonymous said...

If I'm not drawn, I'm thinking what a great gift for your mom! ❤️

Geneen Granger said...

Love the idea of watercoloring in a coloring book!!

PK Sews said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing your coloring. I would love to play with this book, and then modge podge the finished results on a box

Patricia L Walters said...

Looks wonderful!

Denise Spillane said...

Wonderful page. Well done Deb. Sorry I missed your presentation tonight too. Hugs.

Artifice said...

The houses page looks like it was a lot of fun painting! Linda

Tracy said...

I'm looking forward to spending some quality time coloring!

Vivian Helena said...

wonderful way to pass a hot summer day.. with a cooling refreshment. vivian helena..

Lisa Filion said...

I love coloring!!! It is so relaxing!

Marlene said...

Love Coloring Books!

Joy Hancock said...

A great way to spend leisure time.