Well it has been a rather busy 6 months.
Renovating a house and garden while still working is rather challenging but it's fun, I'll say that.
While this has gone on my colouring books were going through final edits and they are about to be released Australia wide on 1st December.
A massive thank you to all the stores who ordered from the distributors as the 1st Edition had to be increased and we are going into 2nd edition before the arrival.
I am incredibly grateful for the colouring book love! The Florasphere Webpage can be found here: www.florasphere.com
For those interested in why I created coloured books in the first place and of a little behind the scenes walk through my experiences with colouring in, I was invited to write for the wonderful Sage Magazine this month and that article appears here at this link ~
SAGE MAGAZINE ARTICLE LINK
FLORASPHERE TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL
Colouring in should be whatever your imagination and bliss wants it to be, but it helps from time to time to learn a few techniques to challenge you and to provide continued interest.
Lucky I'm an Art and Craft teacher! ;) I've been building a little library on my Florasphere Youtube Channel of techniques to inspire everyone to try something a little different or to work on building their creativity skills over here at this link FLORASPHERE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
This week, I shared a Tutorial on Shading after many messages requesting information on how I created the effect in a few progress photos I shared at the Florasphere Facebook Page
Right now I am blessed to be working on new Florasphere Books which you will see next year. It;s a very exciting time and I thank you all so much for the lovely connections and messages that I receive every day. It really is such a heart warming thing to see something you personally love to do, engage with others. As always, I am firmly planted with what I've always worked with ~ Flowers and Plants as I really believe that the best work comes from doing what your truly are passionate about and staying focused. News soon on what those titles are but for now ~ enjoy the Floraspheres that are about to be officially released!
Florasphere Inspired, Australian Wildflower Colouring Book
and Florasphere Calm, Australian Wildflower Colouring Book
For wholesale enquires, have chat with my publisher at this link: Rockpool Publishing
DESIGN TEAM CALL
Way back when, I used to be on a few Design Teams in the Craft Field and I loved my time creating and being part of the behind the scenes crafty fun. I thought I would extend this concept into my Colouring In world with the formation of a group for 2016. I'm looking for people who are passionate about colouring in, love to share their work and who just want to have a bit of fun with me. You don't have to be the best at colouring in, you just have to be committed to the year and to want to play with us! If this sounds like you, read on:
FLORASPHERE COLORISTA LINK has more details.
Until next time,
May Nature always bless you!