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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Coloring Studio Giveaway ♥

Contest is now closed ~ Sage & Spirit was the lucky winner of The Coloring Studio
It's Giveaway Time
has very generously offered one of my viewers the chance to have
their very own copy of
The Coloring Studio.
Everything you'll need all in one book, including tons of Bonus Material, tips and tools of the trade,  which I feel sets it apart from all the other Coloring books on the market.
The paper is thick and smooth and ideal to hold all mediums.

There are lists of basic coloring supplies to get you started ...
as well as Step by Step "Simple binding techniques" to create a booklet with your finished art should you choose.
Carving out a little "me time" is always a good idea.
  So gather up your supplies...
I like to find pretty vessels  to hold my pencils, pens, markers , watercolors and paint brushes, 
and place in a Gathering Basket.
  A mason jar is perfect for holding your water.
Your basket is all ready ... all you have to do now is find the perfect spot to sit and create ♥
I also have a lovely old vintage suitcase that's the perfect size for holding  supplies and keeping bedside or sofa side ... all ready when you feel a surge of creative energy.
The suitcase, when closed, doubles as a mini table top :-)
What ever you choose to use ... fill it with all the things you love ♥
The pages of The Coloring Studio are filled with page after page of the most gorgeous images
just waiting for your personal touches.
Because making it your very own is what it's all about.
Lots of themes ... birds and bunnies... tea cups... feathers ... quotes and quirky images ...landscapes ...flowers... there is something for everyone.
After the busyness of the Holidays has passed,
what a lovely way to settle into the calm of the New Year.
For my own copy of The Coloring Studio, I plan on turning it into  a Journaling Coloring Book.
I'll fill in the white space with my thoughts ...
For my Soulful Whispers page, I've created the prompt
Ways I live a colorful life ...
*woodland walks gathering treasures along the way & pressing found treasures between the pages of books * journal writing ... filling the pages with all my hopes, dreams, wishes ... *creating wild flower bouquets ...* staying close to nature *dancing *meditation *letting things fall as they may* embracing new beginnings* being open to change* blooming * embracing imperfections ... remembering that even broken crayons color ♥
What are some of the ways You live a colorful life?
To enter the Giveaway for your very own issue of The Coloring Studio, simply leave a comment on this post {I'd love to hear some of the ways you live a colorful life} .
I will choose a Winner from all the comments Saturday December 12th 2015 at Noon.
I'll contact the winner for your name and mailing information and will pass that on to The Coloring Studio Stampington who will mail you your prize copy ♥
Please note
"Contest is open to U.S.A.  residents only"
I'd love you all to leave a comment however, no matter where you live, so if a name is chosen outside of the U.S.A. I will send that person one of my prints ♥ and then choose another name for The  Coloring Studio giveaway.
Good Luck


Scrappy Diva said...

What a wonderful gift for jump starting my daily art journaling and painting. Can't imagine not creating for even one day!

kristieinbc said...

I am not a US resident, but wanted to say yet again how excited I am about this book. You must be bursting at the seams with excitement to have been published in it!

La Table De Nana said...

I can't resist~

La Table De Nana said...

I can't resist~

Sandi said...

This would be a wonderful giveaway to win to start a new project for the start of a New Year.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Oh, how I would love to win this!!! But, alas, I live a little too far to the North. Nonetheless, one of the ways I love to live a colourful life is through photography and scrapbooking. Best of luck to the eligible participants!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks so fun! I've seen some of the books here and there-probably not this quality at all. Thank for the giveaway. I love watercolor pencils. Have you ever used them?

Hope all of your holiday plans are well underway, Deb! :)

Jane x

kimberly said...

hi, deb! how wonderful this is for you! Living a colorful life to me means living a creative life, day dreams and music, laughter and soul deep conversations, saying I love you as often as you wish, looking at the moon for more than a moment, to be mesmerized, hypnotized by its scope and beauty. Living a colorful life is about filling in all the blank spaces with your mark, with all the shades of who you are becoming as you live, learn, create, imagine and love. I am so happy for you my friend! 💕💕. kim xx

Leina'ala Kaina said...

I love color. What a fantastic book! I love mix media journaling and artwork. I also love to sew and crochet. Thank you for the giveaway. Take care!

sage and spirit said...

This is one amazing giveaway! So beautiful and so generous! And I love your idea of a journaling coloring book. I like to do some coloring/drawing after a long hike....sort of documenting the treasures I find. It becomes the peaceful time for the dogs and I to rest after a hike.

Jonee said...

Wonderful coloring book, I love all the different styles available in the pages. I have journaled for many years and frequently illustrate my entries to help me remember scenes and happenings.

A Home At Last said...

What a wonderful give away! We here at the Hall house love art! I grew up with an artistic mother who always had something creative for us to do especially during the holidays. We always had tons of colors and beautiful coloring books that mom colored along with us three girls. I now have tried to do the same with my kids. We have colors, coloring books, sketch pads, paints, markers you name it, we have it and the kids may sit down to make something whenever they get that creative urge. My 16 year old son with Down syndrome will take his back pack filled with art supplies every where we go. He has come up with some beautiful art work. He has won 1st place at our Country Fair with one of his beautiful watercolors which now hangs in our TV room!
I will always be grateful to my mom for the appreciation of art and color she instilled in me! I too as a mom have absolutely enjoyed creating with and teaching my 4 children the appreciation and happiness that color and art can bring to our world! Hope someday they will do the same with their kids!❤️
Patti Hall

Mereknits said...

Oh Deb count me in if it is still open. It is a beautiful book especially because your work is in it. My way to add color is to play with yarn, but I'd love to play with pencils too.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I live outwith the U.S., in Scotland but I wanted to say Congratulations to you for your beautiful artistry being featured in this premier issue and gracing the cover.
I adore viewing your art whenever possible in the various Stampington & co publications.
I live a colourful life whether through creating or by viewing inspirational art by other artists. This past 12 months in particular I have been trying to life a much more colourful life by being open to dipping my toe, sometimes with trepidation, into styles which are slightly new to me and hope this continues for 2016 and beyond.

Deb said...

Thank you so much ~ Scrappy Diva, Kristieinbc, LaTable De Nana, Sandi, Andrea Ostapovitch, Blondie's Journal, Kimberly, Leina'ala Kaina, Sage and Spirit, Jonee, At Home at Last, Mereknits & Lynne Moncrieff for stopping by and joining in the giveaway fun ♥ Thank you so much for all your kind, thoughtful words and Congratulations too ... I appreciate each and every one so very much xoxo
The contest is now closed, so I will be putting all your names into a bowl and picking a winner ... will post that soon. Good Luck!!