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Johanna Basford presents Johanna’s Christmas: Giveaway and Interview Exclusive!

Johanna's Christmas is published worldwide this week, so it's time to catch up with the lovely Johanna Basford. I've got THREE copies to give away so read on for your chance to WIN and find out what Johanna will be doing with her family for Christmas...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The latest adult colouring book by the phenomenonal Johanna Basford is released this week, a crafty Christmas colouring book designed to be used in multiple ways. As Johanna herself is fond of saying "I make colouring books so you can make masterpieces!" Colouring has moved out of books and spread through the crafting community, and Johanna perfectly captures this moment with a book of one sided images on perforated pages that can easily be removed to share as Christmas cards, decorations, gift tags... or whatever you dream of doing. "Johanna's Christmas: A Festive Colouring Book (Colouring Books)read more

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5 essential things you need to get started with Rubber Stamping, and other thoughts from artist/author Stephen Fowler

Rubber Stamping is a wonderful introduction to this underrated art, and a definitive guide to it's variety and uses. Find out how you can get started in this unique art form in this exclusive interview with Stephen Fowler!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Artist Stephen Fowler publishes his seminal book on the art of Rubber Stamping this month with Laurence King: a complete guide to printing with rubber stamps as well as a […]

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Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Swedish illustrator Hanna Karlzon has produced a gorgeous adult colouring book to inspire colourists across the world... and you could win a copy below.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sommarnatt is the second colouring book from Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon and has unsurprisingly been a runaway success with colourists across the world. Sommarnatt features summertime wonders of the natural […]

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Scandia by Zeena Shah: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Textile designer Zeena Shah has produced a beautiful and unique colouring book inspired by her love of all things Scandinavian. And you could win a copy! (OPEN WORLDWIDE)

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s not just illustrators getting in on the act! I was super excited to hear that the talented textile designer Zeena Shah has produced a colouring book of intricately drawn […]

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Blomstermandala by Maria Trolle: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Meet the talented gardener and illustrator behind the Blomstermandala phenomenon, and win yourself a copy of this stunning book! Including exclusive sneak peaks of her new book, due out later this year...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Maria Trolle is the creator of the wonderful images in the Blomstermandala series of books: a graphic designer, gardener, mother and all round amazing lady, she lives in a stunning […]

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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

Tangle Bay – Lucy Fyles 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 […]

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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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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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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 […]


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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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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Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford: Exclusive Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The world's favourite colouring book artist shares the secrets of combining work and motherhood in this wonderful exclusive interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Johanna Basford is the prolific illustrator behind Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and now Lost Ocean, which was published in October 2015. For her latest underwater adventure Johanna has gone back […]

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Escape to Christmas Past by Good Wives and Warriors: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The intricate illustrations of Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are perfectly suited to colouring books. Both their volumes for Puffin would make ideal Christmas presents.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Escape to Christmas Past coloured by Lynn Stevens. Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are Good Wives and Warriors, an artistic duo that specialise in extraordinarily intricate drawings that have been […]

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Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Dagdrömmar is an absolutely stunning colouring book from the pen of Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon. Currently published only in Scandinavia, let's hope it finds a way onto our shores soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately, getting inspired by the adult colouring community and discovering colouring artists such as Hanna Karlzon, who has created the beautiful […]