It’s almost coloring book time!
Actually, I’d hoped by now it would be coloring book time, but things move more slowly than I realized when it comes to birthing coloring books. When I set out to do this, I naively thought that it was all about creating fun, encouraging illustrations for people to color. And it is, but it’s also about finding the right printer and making all kinds of printing decisions, comparing quotes and running numbers to figure out retail versus wholesale prices, getting over my fear of inventory, sizing and reformatting, and then researching and installing e-commerce options for my site.
On Facebook I
said wailed that I needed to be as successful as necessary to hire someone who would tell me ever so gently, “You just draw, j. I’ll handle all this other stuff.”
Oops sorry! Drifted off to dreamland there for a minute. I’m back now, right here, where there is still work to be done.
*fastens cape on more securely*
So, in the absence of having the coloring book (which I hope will be here waiting for you and your Sharpies in two weeks), I decided to share a sneak peek page with you. I actually just drew this yesterday, a replacement for a page I was less crazy about. (You can see why I need to get all this all out to the printer ASAP; otherwise, I will tinker until my head explodes or I run out of paper, whichever comes first.)
So here you go. A page from the coming-soon “Art Out Loud” coloring book. Enjoy!
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p.s. If you color this, or any other of my downloadable coloring sheets, be sure to post your masterpiece where I’ll see it. I’m creating a gallery of all your work, and it’s going to be brilliant!
p.p.s. See you back here when the books are available!