Let’s color a beach bag today!
Pick a few bright summer-y colors and go for it. Watch the video for inspiration.
And if you want to color one yourself, you can find this image and 29 more in my newest coloring book At the Beach.
Have fun coloring!
When we lived in Florida, I didn’t think I could miss summer… ever! But when we moved north, I found cold weather for most of the year. Even though we have pretty beaches here too, the drive is longer and the water much colder. All of a sudden summer days and our trips to the beaches became a lot more precious to me.
As I washed sand off the beach toys, I felt that soon this summer too will be a thing of the past and we can only hold on to its memories. And I wanted to re-live these moments and cherish the fond memories we made. To do so, I compiled my drawings inspired by our beach vacations – things we saw, things we shopped for, things we did, and created a coloring book named At the Beach.
At the Beach is a printable coloring book of fond beach memories. It includes a fun collection of 30 hand-drawn images that bring back memories of carefree sun-soothed, surf-soaked beach vacations. Plus, there’s a bonus section of inspiration to help you bring the black-and-white pen drawings to life in full color!
In this coloring book, you’ll find cute flip flops, stylish swimsuits, the dyed woven straw beach bag with raffia fringes which we ended up not buying as it wasn’t big enough, the rose colored sun glasses I bought at St. Maarten and many more. At the Beach will surely help you re-live YOUR beach vacations and enjoy the special summer memories a while longer.
I’ll email you the printable PDF within 24 hours of purchase. No shipping fee, no waiting for the mail to step into coloring bliss!
You know how much I love taking my printable coloring book pages beyond the book! Here’s a video tutorial showing you how you can do it too. Plus, I walk you through a few pens that I’m enjoying using on my art journal pages at the moment. I hope you enjoy!
Recently, I spoke with Jamie Riddler of Creative Living with Jamie about all things art – how to make time, how to stay inspired, how to get published and more. I hope you listen to this conversation and find something that speaks directly to your heart!
How would you like to learn to add fluid vibrancy to your art journal pages with tea stain dyes? Not only that, in my Art Journaling: Mixed Media on Paper, you’ll learn how to draw everyday objects in a simplified form, document your day or record an observation, create focal points, and finish with doodled details and dimensional elements. Whether you’re new to art journaling or a seasoned mixed media artist, you’ll enjoy this playful and experimental way of approaching art.
This online workshop is about 40 minutes in length and divided into the following segments:
Creating backgrounds with dye
Observational drawing and mark-making
Other examples of mixed media
Adding collage and other embellishments
Not a Creativebug member? Wanna try it out? Follow this link!
New members will get their 1st month of Creativebug + 1 class to keep forever for just $1. They’ll also receive 30% off at Jo-Ann Fabric.
When you sign up through the link below you’ll receive a welcome email from Creativebug, then a second email with the coupon code to use either online or in-store at Jo-Ann Fabric.
Of all the cities I have ever walked the streets of, New York is special. This Memorial Day weekend, Nini and I took the train from Dover to go to the Big Apple. With cameras in our hands we stepped out of the Penn Station and walked all the way to The Ink Pad, a stamp store on 7th Avenue.
After a brief stop for lunch, we walked to China Town. It was not a short walk. But after being cooped up indoors from the cold and rain for months, the cool breeze and the warm sun was such a welcome respite! We walked, we watched people, we had bubble tea, coffee and ice cream. We walked across Canal Street into the busy alleys of China Town where Sunday is market day. There were fresh fishes and seafood, fruits of all kinds, steaming rotisserie chicken, handicrafts and souvenirs and incredible colors and textures all around. The Starbucks was housed in a pagoda like old building.
Just around the corner, we walked into Little Italy. Sidewalk cafes were brimming with people. Tourist groups walked past us in tight lines. We watched the graffiti while enjoying scoops of Lemon and Tangerine gelatos.We shopped till we had no cash left to spare.
We walked more – past landmarks, with our eyes set on catching the details beyond the landmarks – the occasional lion head knockers, the seasonal flowers cascading from a small window sill with white lace curtain blowing in the wind, the peeling green paint on wooden doors, the lights strung outside a Lebanese restaurant where the smell of the smoke was divine. We watched the pigeons whose feather gleamed like rainbow in the afternoon sun, all the dogs that crossed the streets with their people, the photographers who looked disappointed to see our big cameras while I stood in front of the Flat Iron building, the odd painted tiles here and there.
I took photos of buildings because they fascinate me the most as do their water tanks. I knew these photos would be the references for my future sketches. Speaking of which, here are the first two sketches from that day.
With 22,000 steps and about 10 miles on my i-watch, we ended the day with a train ride back home and took Tylenol before going to bed to soothe the aching feet.
I spent a lot of time each day staring through the window at this lovely building across from the Creativebug studio.
Such amazing views all around the city!
My first Creativebug class will go LIVE in just 24 days!!! I’m THRILLED!
We filmed three mixed media art journaling classes. The first one to go live is Art Journaling: Dye & Ink Backgrounds and Observational Drawings. I’ll post links as soon as they become available!
Hello there! It’s raining outside. Feels like the perfect day for some coloring! Here’s a coloring tutorial for you to enjoy.
The last time I posted a coloring tutorial, some of my viewers mentioned that they would prefer full length tutorials over time-lapsed ones. So, here’s the full 26 minutes of me coloring in my studio. I do hope it inspires you to pull out your coloring stash.
I used my Printable Coloring Book Farm Fresh: Printable Coloring Book of Produce from A-Z with 14 Bonus Pages of Ideas & Extras. I printed it on regular white copy paper and colored with watercolor pencils. Sometimes, I leave a page without using water to blend the colors. If you wish to watercolor, just print on thicker paper.