Happy Saturday everyone! I'm a bit late with this today. My computer isn't recognizing my camera and I wasn't able to get the photos I took onto my computer! I've been at the Farmers Market all day and just got home. These photos are taken with my iphone and it was dark so I'm sorry for the less than good photos. Whatever! Technology! Here we go....
Yesterday I wrote a little about the Adult Coloring Book trend (video on that link) and about the power that art and making has on Alzheimer's patients. Today I've got a great giveaway for one lucky winner.
Kaffee Fassett has another new book - this one is a definite departure from his quilting books. It is an adult coloring book called Adventures in Color. It is published by Abrams Books.
Most of you reading are probably aware of Kaffe's work with color and the textile arts. What genius for a publisher to have him do an adult coloring book!
Adventures in Color is not only a coloring book for adults. Most adult coloring books are black and white line drawings bound into a book. Not this one - it is much much more.
Adventures in Color includes ten tutorials from Kaffe. He shows how he works in colored pencils and markers. Along with the 36 blank pages for you to color, there are 10 full color already colored pages done by Kaffe.
These pages give the new artist guidance. Kaffe includes Tutorials on how to work with colored pencils, do shading, think about composition and more. It's nice to see the Adult Coloring Book being taken to the next level. I hope this book does really good out there in the real world. If it does, it will bring new people into the world of art and making and drawing and creating and that is a very good thing.
There are 36 black and white plates to color besides the 10 full color all ready colored plates by Kaffe. All the pages are perforated so they can easily be ripped from the book. The paper is very heavy and looks like a joy to color on. I've seen other adult coloring books and this one is so much nicer! It is widely available - it looks like even at Target.
SO - here's what I have for one lucky winner today - their very own copy of Kaffe's Adventures in Color.
Here's how you enter.... Answer the following question in the comments section.
Do you color? What do you think about the adult coloring book trend? Does anyone else color in your family? Do you think it will bring more people into the creative world? Any thought counts.
Contest ends Monday at 11:59 p.m. US Residents only please. Please leave an easy way to get a hold of you - email, blogger or Rav id. Thanks! Have a good weekend everyone!