Wednesday, April 26
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On any given time you visit my house you will probably see at least two or three coloring books laying around...if not more. My daughter and I like to spend time together coloring and have different books in different rooms of the house. This way we don't have to tote everything from one room to another or try and remember where we last left our coloring stuff. It's something we like to do to unwind at the end of a busy day while we talk and just enjoy each other's company. Plus it's something we can do without really putting much thought into it.
Recently when my grandma came by for a visit she noticed one of our coloring book stashes and asked about it. She said it was becoming quite a thing she had heard and thought it might be something she would enjoy doing. That of course prompted me to do a little research to find a few books I thought she might enjoy. That lead me to the two coloring books in the above photo. What better books than ones based off things that would speak right to her! The photos are all filled with great detail too which fits my grandma perfectly. I love that coloring books have become so diverse and there's something to fit every age and interest group.
The Saturday Evening Post Americana Coloring Book
Thirty-one ready-to-color cover illustrations by some of The Saturday Evening Post's most famous artists celebrate the nostalgic appeal of American life in the first half of the 20th century. Iconic images include adaptations of timeless works by John Falter, Stevan Dohanos, George Hughes, Richard "Dick" Sargent, and others. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Saturday Evening Post Americana Classics and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each Creative Haven title is an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
Norman Rockwell Classics from The Saturday Evening Post Coloring Book
Thirty-one illustrations by Norman Rockwell appear in all their heartwarming glory in this classic and collectible coloring book. Handpicked from the hundreds of covers that the American legend created for The Saturday Evening Post, these ready-to-color pictures recapture the bliss of bygone days. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Classics and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
Another fun book I came across was about stone painting. I got it for my daughter because she has always loved the little stone figures she sees in gift shops on our trips. I remember once her saying how she wished she could do something so beautiful. Well now with a little guided help she can. This book gives you step by step instructions that are actually easy to follow right down to picking the best stones.
The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Starting with the basics — including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials — the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colors or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants. A complete selection of templates provides motifs for every project as well as ample inspiration for developing your own designs.
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