Alberta Hutchinson has been an artist for many years, and publishes coloring books through Dover, as well as her own imprint (Hand Made Books.) She doesn’t use or own a computer, so we had to send the interview questions to a friend’s email account. Alberta then wrote out her answers and mailed them to Dover, where they were transcribed back into the computer so I could get them in email! Where there’s a will, there’s a way! LOL
by Lucy Fyles
Today, I’m very pleased to welcome Lucy, a member of my Facebook group, to my blog as a guest reviewer. Lucy reviews books specifically for those suffering from mental illness. Lucy is able to bring a unique viewpoint to this target group, as both a person who suffers from her own severe anxiety disorder, and as someone who has worked with psychiatric inpatients. You can read Lucy’s blog for more information, or connect with her through Facebook.
To start us out, Lucy brings us her thoughts on two books specifically written with a therapy focus: Color me Calm and Color Me Happy by art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter. Let’s hear it, Lucy!
by Caitlin Neary
Our Facebook group member Caitlin posted this comparison of two different types of cardstock available from Neenah. Hopefully this will help you when choosing cardstock for printing your digital coloring designs! (more…)
A Brooklyn native, Erik Siuda has always been interested in art. He attended the School of Visual Arts and became an apprentice in a tattoo shop in New York in the 1990’s. In 2013, he began designing a line of tattoo coloring books for Dover’s Creative Haven line. (more…)
Big Book of Geometric Designs and Illusions to Color (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Number of designs: 136
Creative Haven Fanciful Faces Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Number of designs: 31
Beautiful Patterns Adult Coloring Books Designs (Volume 16)
Publisher: Lilt Kids Coloring Books
Number of designs: 24
You love coloring, and you love meeting other people who also love coloring. So you decide to have a coloring party. But how do you make sure it’s a success? Here are ten tips to get you started. (more…)
When I was asked to review Wendy Piersall’s coloring books, I wondered why the name sounded so familiar. Then I realized that I knew the name from my entrepreneur reading online. In addition to being an artist, Wendy is a well-known authority on blogging, web 2.0 marketing, entrepreneurship, and social media. (more…)