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My latest creative obsession
I can’t stop making coloring pages about climate!
I wanted to write a newsletter about my trip to SF and LA, but honestly I’m still wiped 😅
Instead, I want to tell you about how I have become OBSESSED with making pages for my coloring book about climate change! The kind of obsessed that makes me want to draw until midnight and realize I need to stop even though I’m having so much fun. A great problem to have.
I know everyone says it all the time, but my creativity really ebbs and flows. I have been creating so much of the same art for the year, I forgot how much fun it is to try a new style.
For the coloring book, I am only using black lines on my iPad instead of my usual vibrant watercolors. I’m creating art around the same theme but it has pushed my level of imagination. My dad told me one of the drawings looked like the art from the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which I will take as the highest praise.
My goal was to do 1 coloring page a week, but in the past 3 days I’ve made 8 pages. I feel like I’m finding my style and flow. The beauty of making a coloring book is that it feels just as calming as it would for me to color it in. I am making mandalas, flowing lines, and repetitive patterns. It’s very soothing.
If you want to get notified when it’s ready for pre-orders, just fill out this form. I’m shooting to finish the drawings by August, but at this rate…it could be sooner!
Here are a few of my favorite pages for a sneak preview! I’m taking requests for pages too, so shoot me note if you have any ideas!
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