Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Grownups like to color too!



A passerby named Tiffany pointed out, after this post, that she'd like a coloring book like the one I jokingly mentioned. I got to thinking--maybe she's not the only one. I love to color with my daughter, but Strawberry Shortcake and Elmo sort of bore me. I've got a file about a quarter of an inch thick of things that are 'in progress.' Why not make a genuine grownup coloring book? I know it's not an original idea. There have been other non-kiddie coloring books BUT none of those contain my original work. To test out consumer interest in this idea, I am running a contest. Leave a comment here on my blog. Be sure to leave a link for me to get back to you if you win. And, if you have an extra second, tell me how you heard of my giveaway--facebook, deviantart, twitter etc. I will randomly choose a winner on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. EST (and have it posted by 10:30). That lucky person will get the whole 10 page file FREE! Good luck!
P.S. The coloring book WON'T have watermarks!

30 comments:

Jen said...

I found you in the Etsy forums and I am so glad I did! I love this idea!!! My daughters and I would have hours of fun with this!!!
-10oneworld on Etsy

42PurpleElephants said...

I found you in the Etsy forums. I actually went looking for coloring pages for adults not too long ago and only found a few things, so I think making a coloring book for adults would be great!

--42PurpleElephants on Etsy :)

Robin H. said...

I found you in the Etsy forums too! What a cool idea and a fun giveaway!

robin@lolidots.com

MillieDog Designs said...

I LOVE to color! And I've run out of pages on my Precious Moments book ;-)

I noticed your post in the forums too. :)

milliedogdesigns.etsy.com

Jennifer L. Addotta said...
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Anonymous said...

I think a grownup coloring book is a great idea. I too am bored with kiddies books. I enjoy having abstract pictures that I can fill in with my colors of choice.

Got wind of the contest through Facebook.

Karen Whitlock
kwhitlock66@yahoo.com

Jennifer L. Addotta said...

...ignore this post too--bleh!

Audrey said...

That's too cool!! I also found you in the forums on Etsy.

Anonymous said...

What a totally cool idea Periwinkle-paisley! I have a fresh pack of Crayolas waiting to be broken in! ;-)

variation.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, Jen! I am all over it! Sign me up! =) I heard about this offer on Facebook. Thanks for sharing and for continuing to use your creative talents! =) Tina

smilinmom@clearviewcatv.net

Rouletta said...

I found you - again - on Facebook! I like the idea and your paisley's are great!

Tiffany said...

OOH! It's like being a celebrity - having a beautiful piece of work made up just to fit your very own fancy! :-D I blogged about it!

Jen said...

I always loved those kinds of coloring books. I have my own markers so I can color them too :-)

Love your patterns! Found you on Etsy..where else!

productsoftheday@gmail.com

tscrapper said...

I found you on the PicnicBasketCrafts blog, and I'd love a grown up coloring book! So many possibilities for your doodles!

tscrapper.etsy.com

Carapace said...

Oh, I love it! Coloring books are like meditation, I think-- and a great chance to play with color techniques without the dread of ruining original work! The coloring book-- if you wouldn't mind- could be such a great tool for people to use as inspiration, or in collages, or to give to artistic older kids who haven't grown out of the coloring book years but don't want any kiddie stuff. I love your designs!

Oh, and I found you through the selfsame bloggette who receieved your free coloring book sample!:D

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Lise said...

What a great idea! Colouring is something that I do way too little of. Thank you for your generosity.

Betty said...

How fun! I love to color too! I heard about this through Tiffany's blog. Thanks!

bmcgregor72 AT hotmail DOT com

Laura said...

What a lovely idea! I heard of this giveaway from my sister. Thanks!

Laura said...

I forgot to leave my email.

mcgregor_laura (at) hotmail (dot) com

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Tiffany had a great idea. An adult coloring book. That is so cool. I enjoy coloring it really help me unwind and relax. I work with special need children and after coming home after a hard day coloring would really nice. We color at school but it would be nice to have a grownup coloring book for once I got home.

Pam said...

I am so sorry I did not mean to make so many comments. I kept getting an error and had no idea the first one even went through. Please forgive me.

Jennifer L. Addotta said...

Pam, don't worry about it, that kind of stuff happens to me all of the time! Blogger has a very clunky system IMO. You can't get to anyone's blog unless you know the exact address. I'll just hide your oopses. Also, you need to leave me a link in case you win ;)

Little Bird Too said...

I found you in the ets forums - Great idea :)
littlebirdtoo at etsy!

nance said...

Jen

I would love to have an adult coloring book and have lots of friends who would too. I know you from high school but heard about your contest from twitter and facebook!

Nance
www.facebook.com/nancesea

Gail, Reese, Thomas & Marisa said...

I like to color for relaxing. My day job involves numbers and I like to try to get to my other brain. It helps me to reflect. Facebook.
Gail Sanderson Miller

Livinginthepast said...

I'd love to see one that has awesome, non geometric pictures as well. :) Great idea.

sallyjocox said...

love this idea - i would color it to match color themes around my house and frame it...wow framable coloring book pages...

heard about your drawing on facebook

sallyjocox@yahoo.com

mandyann said...

Your drawings are beautiful! I found your blog on an entry from Tiffany at Picnic Basket Crafts. I am now a follower. Thanks!

mandyann said...

Opps! forgot to leave my email addy: mandyann18@hotmail.com

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