On Thanksgiving last year, my older brother told the whole crowd that as a little kid, I was always coloring. He added, with a little smile, that I hummed while I colored. I didn’t grow up to have a musical bone in my body but I’m still coloring, focusing mostly on designing color filled quilts and fabrics.
I’m also a true Patternista, hard-wired to look for patterns everywhere. It’s almost a divine moment in a creative life when it all comes together so neatly. Having a coloring book of my fabric patterns seems like kismet. I hope colorists of all ages will enjoy the juncture of pattern and color as much as I always have.
Why are adult coloring books trending nowadays? Maybe, in our busy lives, there is something soothing and satisfying about a structured activity that offers choice. Facing a blank page can be daunting. Also, it’s not like a crossword puzzle; there is nothing to solve.
An enlarged version of the current book, FANTASTICAL DESIGNS, will be available mid-January 2016, titled OPULENT BAZAAR by C&T Publishing.
Paula Nadelstern has A Gift For You!One Fantastical Designs Coloring Book will soon belong to one awesome WeAllSew fan. All you have to do is post a comment below answering the following question:
Why would you use a coloring book?
A winner will be chosen at random on January 22, 2016 and announced the following week!