Big Kids Coloring Book: Colonial Williamsburg & Other Architectural Portraits

Big Kids Coloring Book: Colonial Williamsburg & Other Architectural Portraits : Double-Sided Pages for Crayons and Color Pencils

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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. Coloring Book, Adult Coloring, Zentangles, Kaleidoscope, Drawing, Illustration, Ancient techniques, artwork, balance, Benefits, biofeedback, body, brain, breath, calming, channel, circle, colors, composition, concentration, consciousness, contemplate, cosmos, creation, designs, drawings, emotions, energy, enlightenment, esoteric, experiential, focus, forms, geometric, growth, guidance, human, hypnosis, illuminate, imagination, insightful, intelligence, joy, life, lived, love, mandala, mantra, meditate, meditating, meditation, mental, metaphysical, mystical, nature, Nirvana, pattern, peace, personality, physiological, physiology, positive, powers, process, progressive, promote, psyche, psychedelic, psychological, psychology, psychotherapy, pure, re-balancing, recovery, reflecting, relax, relaxation, release, respiration, respiratory, resting, ritual, sacred, sand painting, saturation, schema, self-hypnosis, state of being, strengths, de-stress, sub-conscious, symbolic, synthesis, technique, therapy, thought, transcendental, transcends, values, wakefulness, well-being, wisdom, Zen, Copyright 2015(c),,, Zendala, Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, pen and ink, illustration, drawings, color, shading, co-artistshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 190.51g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514166380
  • 9781514166383

About Dawn D Boyer Ph D

Dawn D. Boyer, Ph.D. has been drawing since she was five years old, and would color her father's office stationery with crayons to create colored paper for art projects. She received her first acrylic paint set in 1973 (a $25.00 kit was a lot of money back then!) and promptly drove her art teacher crazy finishing class projects in hours versus days. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University's, Bachelor of Art Program, and then re-engaged later at Radford University, earning her BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She returned to Virginia Commonwealth University to earn her Masters Degree in Adult Education, and then attended Old Dominion University for her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education (STEMPS/OTS/T&D/HR). Over the years she has developed a distinctive style for her pen and ink illustrations of old barns and houses, as well as Colonial Williamsburg architectural portraiture. She currently works in mixed-media from recycled magazines to create 3-D images of stylistic animals and mandalas, using childhood craft processes (bubble-gum chains, paper footballs, and quilling techniques) to create sophisticated paper baskets 'crocheted' woven together in a non-traditional way. She is the author of 82+ books on the topics of business, career search practices, mandala books for hypnotherapy and meditation, coloring books for adults, women and gender studies, and quotes for self-improvement ("2,000+" & "3,000+" series), as well as genealogy and family lineage. She assists other authors publish their manuscripts in the print-on-demand market and also has a series of books entitled: Interview with An Artist. The interview books compile artists' interviews with photos of the artist's work to assist the artists in marketing and branding their work to an international marketplace. Fifty-nine of her books can be found on She finished her doctor of philosophy studies May 2013 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources). Facebook Business Page: http: // Facebook Artist's Page: http: // Facebook Author's Page: http: // more