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Posts Tagged ‘Coloring’

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

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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 location that influences all aspects of her life. Her publisher Pagina is based in Sweden, but she has deservedly garnered many fans from around the world. Read on to find out more about her life and inspiration - and discover how you can win yourself a copy of the beautiful Blomstermandala Målarbok.

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Your work is stunning, for those who might not have heard of you can you tell us a bit more about your career to date?
Thank you. I am a self taught artist and an educated Graphic designer. I work mainly with illustration for different customers at the moment. Besides my publisher Pagina/Printworks I do drawings for a large… read more

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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 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 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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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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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 […]

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Introducing Color On! Magazine: An Interview with Mary J. Winters-Meyer

Want to learn more about the adult colouring phenomenon? Then this interview with entrepreneurial colouring book artist Mary J. Winters-Meyer is a must read - a fascinating insight into the rapid growth of this creative hobby.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I found entrepreneurial colouring book artist and magazine publisher Mary J. Winters-Meyer when I was searching Facebook to find groups that might like to know about Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion […]

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An interview with Harriet Plaskitt: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Harriet Plaskitt was inspired by personal experience to create an intricate double page for my colouring book featuring food.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Harriet Plaskitt contributes a fabulous tableaux featuring food for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, inspired by her own travails. She tells us more about this, and gaining a brilliant commission for […]

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An interview with Laura Schofield: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Laura Schofield makes vibrant textured artworks inspired by a love of nature. Here she talks about life as a graduate, and plans for the future.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura Schofield has contributed a wonderfully vibrant artwork inspired by a love of pattern and texture. The Arts University Bournemouth graduate talks about her love of microcellular biology, how to […]

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An interview with Nanae Kawahara: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet Nanae Kawahara, she's a Japanese illustrator who creates fantastical scenes influenced by a love of Kawaii and the Gothic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nanae Kawahara is yet another talented Camberwell College of Arts graduate who has produced art for my colouring book. Her imaginative underwater scene features mermaids and all the creatures of […]

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The Kickstarter campaign for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion launches today!

Announcing the launch of my unique collaborative colouring book for adults featuring 40 artists. A perfect Christmas gift!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am super excited to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion launches today! Make sure you grab an EARLY BIRD BARGAIN… Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion is a unique collaborative […]

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An interview with Lydia Coventry: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Plymouth University graduate Lydia Coventry has created a bird lover's paradise for the pages of my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Coventry contributes a super fun bird-filled image for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. She tells us more about life as a designer at Macmillan Children’s books, and the colourful influence […]

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An interview with Lorna Scobie: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

My second catch up with Lorna Scobie previews the lovely double page she has produced for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The super talented Lorna Scobie published her own colouring book Jungle Paradise yesterday (read more here), so I am very happy she was also able to create an animal themed […]

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An interview with Jenny Tang: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

A recent graphic arts graduate, Jenny Tang has created a fabulous image featuring a page full of hungry dogs - featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jenny Tang contributes a vibrant image to Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, featuring loads of excitable dogs chasing some sausages, I love it! Jenny is a recent graduate of Bucks New […]

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An interview with Suzanne Carpenter: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Suzanne Carpenter is a prolific illustrator and designer who goes under the name of Illustrator Eye. I caught up with the Cardiff based creative to find out how she goes about juggling her busy life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Suzanne Carpenter is a hugely busy illustrator and designer who I have admired on instagram for some time, so I am so glad she found time to submit work for […]