The artist grew up sketching, coloring, drawing in sketchbooks since age five. In conjunction with her father's love of travel and history, she gained an appreciation of Colonial Williamsburg and the restored buildings and tourist area from an early age.
Seeing the trend for adults coloring images they love to see - flora, fauna, mystical, magic, and fun illustrations, she has taking her love for pen and ink illustrations one step further - into a coloring book of historic architecture for Big Kids as a coloring book. Folks love finishing these types of work with their own personalized colors. These designs were created using the artist's hand-drawn original sketches, to result in graphically complimentary black and white spaces with loads of potential for adding color.
Thus a combination of the artist's original art work married with the possibility of 'cooperative artists' co-creating multiple versions of the same coloring book images in hundreds, if not thousands, of color combination possibilities! Hence this coloring book in the series "BIG KID COLORING BOOKS" - just for BIG KIDS at heart.
How can BIG KIDS (regardless of their chronological age) use this coloring book? Whether the co-artist uses crayon, marker, or colored pencil - or a combination - the beautiful results can be used to pass the time, using your hands in a creative way, or to set the stage for a craft or art project. Once the designs are filled in with color - give the books as gifts, use the pages as scrapbook background art, or cut out the designs to use as frames, or use them in multi-media art pieces. The possibilities are endless!
Coloring books will never lose their appeal - whether you are a pre-kindergarten toddler to the mature adult who is looking for something simple to play with for a solitary pursuit that provides artistic pleasure. This coloring book has the intensity of design in the mandalas, but also the simplicity of simple Zentangles that allow the reader (and budding artist) to pick and chose their favorite design, and then use colored pencils, markers, acrylics, or even crayons to add their own brilliant color combinations.
Coloring can be cathartic for those needing something that doesn't take a lot of analysis or thought, while allowing them to pick and chose their personal colors to create an artistic masterpiece. The page of mandalas and Zentangles allow relaxation while you wile away the hours or the day in your own mind.
There is no judgment here. Have fun. Use the baseline designs and sketches to play and have fun. If there are blank spaces, along the borders or inside the design, add your own lines and patterns.
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