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Colouring in the Midst of Madness: An interview with Lucy Fyles

An interview with leading UK based colouring book reviewer Lucy Fyles, who has used colouring as a method to deal with her anxiety.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Colouring Book reviewer Lucy Fyles was one of the first reviewers I discovered when I went hunting for people to write about Amelia's Colourful Colouring Companion. Lucy struggles with extreme anxiety and writes her wonderfully astute reviews based on her use of colouring to calm herself down. You can read Lucy's review of my book here, and there are links to some of her other book reviews under each of her coloured examples below. I caught up with Lucy to find out more about why colouring books have become so important in her life...

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Happy Home Outside: Everyday Magic for Outdoor Life – Review and Interview with Author Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau

An exclusive interview with the founder of the Rice DK homeware brand, and author of Happy Home Outside.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never thought of using a greenhouse as an outdoor space to socialise in, but this and other unusual ideas form the basis of a beautiful new book by Charlotte […]

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Wild Savannah by Millie Marotta: Review and Exclusive Interview with the Best-Selling Colouring Book Artist

Millie Marotta creates her best-selling adult colouring books from a rural studio in Wales. In this exclusive interview we catch up with her following the recent release of her latest offering, Wild Savannah.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Iris Eenmäe “The Coloring Addict” – Wild Savannah Cult colouring book author Millie Marotta released her much anticipated third book Wild Savannah this February, which follows previous books Animal Kingdom […]

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Finding 50 Fridas
: Artist Open Brief from East End Prints

Submit your version of Frida Kahlo for a Group Exhibition at Fount London to celebrate Women's History Month!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Can you help Find 50 Fridas? Kris Tate Fiona Watson To celebrate Women’s History Month this year, East End Prints are hunting down a selection of decorative Frida Kahlos to […]

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A Million Cats: An interview with adult colouring book author Lulu Mayo

An exclusive interview with Camberwell College of Arts graduate and colouring book artist Lulu Mayo, author of A Million Cats. Includes a sneak peek at her brand new book A Million Dogs!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve spoken about my love of A Million Cats in my previous post highlighting my favourite colouring books of 2015, and now I am finally able to bring you an […]

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Illustrator interview: Alice Stevenson creates artwork for Amy’s Mobile Kitchen

Illustrator Alice Stevenson talks about her creative involvement in the branding for Amy's Mobile Kitchen.

Written by Amelia Gregory

During February 2016 the vegetarian and organic food experts of Amy’s Kitchen bring you Amy’s Mobile Kitchen – a vintage van that serves delicious Amy’s soups and chillis across London, […]

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New Designers One Year On 2016 Applications

Are you a new designer with a freshly launched business? Then apply to take part in One Year On at New Designers this year: it's free and could really boost your profile.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Are you in your first year of business? Then why not apply to be part of the New Designers One Year On 2016. One Year On is an exclusive curated […]

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An interview with Eliza Fricker: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Designer Eliza Fricker works as part of a husband wife team with Baines & Fricker, and is most inspired by the nuances of everyday life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eliza Fricker of design duo Baines & Fricker contributes an imaginative colouring page to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion inspired by the weird and wonderful statues of the V&A museum in […]

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An interview with Kaja Szechowsko: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Polish artist Kaja Szechowsko is an adventurer who experiments with many disciplines. Her colouring book page was inspired by the jewellery she creates and sells on Etsy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kaja Szechowsko is a Polish illustrator and jewellery designer who was inspired by her range of necklaces to create a surreal double page for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring Siamese […]

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An interview with Margo McDaid: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Margo McDaid is a Kent based Irish born artist who specialises in highly patterned and stylised portraits that make the perfect colouring page.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Artist Margo McDaid captured my heart with her gorgeous sailors on instagram and has produced a wonderful double page spread for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring her highly decorative portraits […]

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An interview with Suzie Scott: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Surface designer Suzie Scott contributes a richly detailed double page spread inspired by Henri Rousseau's jungle scenes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Surface designer Suzie Scott was first spotted at New Designers a few years back. After a few years break she is now pursuing a burgeoning career based back in her […]

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An interview with Jo Taylor: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Artist Jo Taylor introduces us to her idyllic life in a studio near the River Severn, from where she creates beautiful drawings for adult colouring books and many other clients.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Self taught artist Jo Taylor is based in Gloucestershire near the canal, where she creates a diverse range of whimsical illustrations for multiple clients including other colouring book publishers. Her […]

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An interview with Nanna Prieler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Austrian illustrator Nanna Prieler draws the Creative Life for my colouring book, and here explains her philosophy of doing everything with love and passion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered Nanna Prieler‘s work on instagram and invited her to submit her work for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. I’m so glad she took me up on the offer, contributing […]

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An interview with Antonia Parker: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Kent based artist Antonia Parker creates exciting work in a variety of mediums, including gouache and ceramics. As a new mother she's also exploring the balance between motherhood and creativity.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The lovely Antonia Parker has contributed artwork to several of my books now. This time she was inspired by the multitude of lanterns that adorn her house to create a […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas: 8 of the Best Colouring Books for Adults

It's 2015 and the shops are awash with colouring books for adults. But which one should you choose? I cut through the dross and present you with a selection of 8 very different but wonderful books.

Written by Amelia Gregory

If you go into almost any shop in the run up to Christmas you’ll find a sea of colouring books fighting for your attention. With so many books to choose […]

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3 DAYS LEFT on KICKSTARTER to get your copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion

Plus announcing a special Colouring Print Sets in collaboration with East End Prints. Read on for more updates and colouring examples by featured artists in the book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There are just a few days left to secure a copy of Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion before Christmas. My Kickstarter Campaign closes on Monday 23rd November and I’ll be producing […]

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Doodlers Anonymous Epic Colouring Book: Colouring Book Review and Editor Interview

Fancy another colouring compendium of fabulous artists? Then look no further than the Epic Colouring Book. I spoke with OKAT, the founder of Doodlers Anonymous and the man behind a slew of colouring books.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Doodlers Anonymous Epic Colouring Book was brought to my attention by one of the contributors to my own colouring book, Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion). Sophie Corrigan was also picked […]

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Beautiful Birds Colouring Book by Emmanuelle Walker: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Illustrator Emmanuelle Walker has adapted her award winning Beautiful Birds book for colourists to enjoy. I caught up with the talented bird lover.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was aware of the gorgeous Beautiful Birds A-Z book before it was turned into a colouring book, so I was very excited to see that it had been translated […]

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An interview with Ana Jaks: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I love the bold colours and vibrant subject matter of Ana Jaks, a recent graduate of Falmouth University. Her artwork for my colouring book was inspired by her summer holidays.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I found Ana Jaks at New Designers, where she was also discovered by the likes of Creative Review. She contributes a bold design for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion inspired by […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Colouring Books For Adults

Adult Colouring is becoming more and more popular as a relaxing and creative pastime, so why not join in the fun? These are the things I've learnt on my colouring journey so far.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Adult Colouring is a trend you can’t escape, so why not embrace the phenomenon with gusto this Christmas? You might be surprised by how much you and your loved ones […]