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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Let the fun begin!

I was thrilled yesterday
to walk up the cobblestone path to my front door,
and find in my little wicker basket{which is all decorated with fresh cedar and bells and a little bird to hold Christmas mail},
"The Coloring Studio"
I feel I have been waiting months for December 1st to arrive knowing that this was the publish date. 
My black and white illustration Soulful Whispers is on the front cover.
Inside, it's a Completed Project ♥
Along with my Whimsical hare ...
It was raining on and off for most of the day, making it the perfect "coloring day"
In the center of The Coloring Studio are my 3 birds
I adore "This book belongs to" pages in books
so was thrilled to see this was the 1st page.
Instant personalization ♥
Loved seeing how another artist envisioned my drawing
and the colours chosen
some close up detail of two of my birds on a branch
Happy December ♥
With all the busyness that is happening this month ... what a perfect way to sit with your crayons and pens and pencils and take some time for  yourself.
xo

14 comments:

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a wonderful experience that must be! Another congrats is in order!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for all the colour and beauty you add to this world.
And let the celebrations begin.
Love Jeanne

kristieinbc said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations on your artwork being chosen for the cover. You are so talented. I never get tired of looking at your pictures. Do you have information on where the book will be available? I was down in the US yesterday to meet a friend for lunch and checked the book store we were in, but they didn't have any copies.

Deb said...

Thank you so very much Andrea ~ I really appreciate your kindness ♥

Deb said...

Dear Jeanne ~ Your sweet comment means the world to me. You are always so kind and thoughtful!
Thank you for your friendship ♥
xo deb

Deb said...

Thank you so much Kristie ~ A friend in Utah said she found her copy yesterday at Barnes & Noble. I am hoping to head over to Chapters/Indigo today to see if they have arrived ~ but they will definitely be found there as they carry all the Stampington publications ♥ Thank you so much for your kindness and support ~ I truly appreciate it xo

Julie Marie said...

So happy I got mine Deb and I cannot wait to start coloring!... I am going to color the hare first, I love it!... BIG congratulations to you dear friend, what a treat and an honor for you!...oh, and your basket for Christmas mail sounds delightful!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Deb said...

Thank you so much Julie Marie xo for your friendship over the years and being one of my biggest cheerleaders xo ♥ I hope you share your finished pages ... would love to see them!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Congratulations on your beautiful art gracing the cover of this inaugural issue, it is incredibly beautiful and viewing your photographs, the drawing took me to a gentle, soothing place.
Wishes
Lynne

Mereknits said...

Congrats Deb! That is so fantastic to see your work on those pages. What a thrill!
Hugs,
Meredith

Deb said...

Thank you so much Lynne for your visit and lovely comment ~ I appreciate both so much ♥

Deb said...

thank you Meredith ♥ have a wonderful weekend.

Pallas said...

Congratulations on gracing the cover of this new publication. I haven't seen it yet, so will look for it at the bookstore. As a child, I always loved to color, so as an adult I'm sure that is still in there somewhere.

Deb said...

Hello Pallas ~ Thank you so much , you will absolutely love The Coloring Studio ~ not only is it filled with amazing illustrations to color, but has lots of inspirational tips and advice. Stay tuned ... I will be giving away an issue compliments of Stampington ♥