This design was done in ColorMandala.com. I saved it, and opened it up in what we’re looking at today…. http://SumoPaint.com.
You can make your own coloring pages, even if you can’t draw.
Sounds a bit radical but this is what I do. This design is one of mine and is in my latest coloring book, Calm Yourself Coloring, which will be published in the next two weeks.
Welcome to the second showing of the cover of Calm Yourself Coloring, the first in my new series of coloring books for adults.
The first showing is here.
Breaking away from intricate abstract designs with an occasional large space design, this selection has a botanical flavor with flowers, birds, butterflies and fruits.
There is a good mix of easy, mid-range and harder designs. I wanted to move away from wildly intricate patterns in this book. My plan is to focus more on larger space designs so more age groups can enjoy them.
The cover was designed by Diana Heuser of DianaHeuser.com. I’ve known Di for several years as a writer and friend. I didn’t know she designed book covers until I asked if she knew someone who did it. I’m very happy with this cover so guess who will be designing my future book covers…
Why this title? Because I calm myself by coloring, especially when I have larger spaces to color. I’ve done fiddly little spaces but got no pleasure from them. Getting into a rhythm with my coloring pencils helps me get into “the meditation zone” – deeply relaxed, and out of the stress zone.
To get your hands on three free designs which will be in Calm Yourself Coloring, go to this link at Soul & Spirit magazine.
‘Free’ is my favorite four-letter word beginning with ‘F’. When I started designing coloring patterns, having access to free sites and apps saved me several hundred pounds and a lot of guilt.
“Stuck in a rut? Make changes!” Easy to say, harder to do.
One of the hard bits is taking time out, thinking about your situation, recognising that you’re in a rut and deciding whether to stay there or change. [Read more…] about Stuck in a rut? Make Changes!
You know how you look longingly at coloring books for adults thinking “I wish I could publish my own coloring book”? Well, thanks to some wonderful people making it easy to self publish your coloring book on CreateSpace, you can!
This is how I do it:
You’re happily making variation after variation in Kaleidoscope Kreator 3, saving them as .jpg, then notice – no borders. Not one. You’re a colorist – do you like designs with no borders? No. So what can you do about it? [Read more…] about How to Add Borders to Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 Designs