I want to share some exciting news… my new Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play books are going to press today! It’s been a race to the finish line, because Thursday night I got word that we could add four instructional pages and two more coloring pages to each book— but we had to move quickly, since the books are going to press TODAY!!! Since I always have things to share, I was delighted to have the opportunity to expand that section. I was able to include an extra instructional spread, and an extra ’inspiration sample’ spread. Although this isn’t the final layout, here’s a sneak peak at some of the material I added. The idea is to show different stages and ways to embellish and color a design… the top left is the original page, the bottom left is the embellished page, and the right is embellished and colored page.
Given the quick turn-around time needed, I asked my daughter to help me paint the Greet Each Day image. She’s a wonderful watercolor painter (yes, that’s my totally biased opinion as her Mom!).
As you can see, of the four free downloadable designs I shared, the heart rope was by far the most popular. Since I needed to add pages to each of the books, I decided to create another heart-ribbon design. So image that will be on the very last page of the Expressions of Faith book is below.
And now (drum roll please!), I’m delighted to announce that the winner of the contest is Susan Stairs Rems! Sue, please let me know where you want me to send your package. You won’t have long to wait because the books will be printed this week, and copies should be available by the end of the month. If you’d like to pre-order the new books on Amazon, here are the links:
Zenspirations Expressions of Faith
Zenspirations Birds and Butterflies
I want to close tonight by saying WELCOME to all the new members, and THANK YOU to all of the Color & Creativity Enthusiasts who have been sharing their work this week. Please check out the new group, and let me know what kinds of pieces you’d be interested in working on. If there is enough of a consensus, I’ll try to post another free download for everyone to color and embellish.