New Coloring Book: At the Beach

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!

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A Coloring Tutorial Video

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.

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts. I welcome your comments!

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Video Tutorial: Art Journaling with Coloring Pages

Did you know?

  • That you don’t always have to color within the lines on a coloring book page?

  • That you can use your coloring book pages in your art journals?

  • That you can print them in reduced sizes to fit your page needs?

I have included several such ideas and step-by-step instructions in my newest printable coloring book Farm Fresh.

And here’s a video tutorial to show you what I am talking about.

I hope you enjoy!

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Introducing My New Coloring Book FARM FRESH!

This is an exciting Cinco de Mayo for me! Today I’m launching my second coloring book Farm Fresh: Printable Coloring Book of Produce from A-Z with 14 Bonus Pages of Ideas & Extras! 

The launch weekend (5/5-5/7) price for this 40-page coloring book is $18.00 + tax. Take advantage of this introductory price now, for come 5/8, the price will go up to the original $22.00 + tax.

I’ll email you the printable PDF within 24 hours of purchase. No shipping fee, no waiting for the mail.

Here are all the details.

“Farm Fresh”, a printable coloring book of produce from A-Z, is a fresh collection of 28 hand-drawn produce straight from the grower and and simple recipes to enjoy them. It includes a bonus section to show you how to color each produce, so you are not stuck when it comes to coloring the lesser known fruits and vegetables. Plus, there are ideas and inspiration along with step-by-step instructions to take your coloring pages beyond the coloring book to your art journals.

Want a sneak peek? Watch me color a page from this book on Creativebug Live!

Has it ever happened to you that you arranged and re-arranged your busy schedule to make a little bit of precious time to create, but when you actually sat down, you drew a blank? You felt blocked! Before you click away to look for inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram and lose yourself in that rabbit hole, TRY THIS:
Color for 10 minutes as focused creative warm-up to get into your creative groove.

Or, maybe when the stresses of the day weigh you down and you need to unwind… coloring is an almost meditative way to relax and find your center again.

You can print and reprint as many times as you want! You could print in various sizes too.

You would normally pay anywhere between $1.67 and $5 for a SINGLE printable coloring page on Etsy after scrolling for hours to find one you really like.

My goal is to make this easy and affordable for you.

** This is a digital product that will be emailed to you. No physical product will be shipped.
**NO REFUNDS on this product.
** Copyright © 2017 Mou Saha. All rights reserved.

You can print these drawings only for personal, non-commercial use. Restrictions include but are: not limited to the following: you cannot resale these drawings, sell them as finished paintings or any art derived from them, submit for publication, teach classes using them, copy and/or distribute them in any form without my written permission.

You can buy the book here.

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Splash some colors with Make it Artsy Season 100, Episode 106

Catch episode # 106 from season 100 of Make It Artsy. It’s available from 5/5- 5/12 over at makeitartsy.com. 

You wouldn’t want to miss crafty chica Kathy Cano-Murillo  mixed media artist Dina Wakley and hostess Julie Fei-Fan Balzer showing you some fun ways to add colors to your projects.

Here’s a sneak peek into the episode – my segment showing how to create a watercolor painting out of a simple coloring book page by using the principles of light and shadow. You can watch it below. Be sure to catch the whole episode!

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My Coloring Book On TV

Earlier this year, I traveled to Cleveland to shoot a few segments for the upcoming brand new Make It Artsy TV show. In the video above, host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I explore the magic of light and shadow using watercolors on a page from my coloring book, “No Place Like Home”.

There’s more. Lots of cool projects from various artists like Dina Wakely, Seth Apter and more coming this September to PBS!

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Happy National Coloring Book Day to You!

Did you know that there is a National Day dedicated to Coloring Books?

Yes! I was so excited to learn that TODAY is that day.
Of course, I had to celebrate… so, I’m coloring in my own printable coloring book, “No Place Like Home” as pictured above!

And I invite YOU to join in the fun!

I like to take my time with coloring. Here’s my page in progress…

Since these pages are printable, you can print them as many times as you like and color them as many ways as you like! You don’t even have to wait for the mail to arrive. I’ll email you the PDF right away, within 24 hours at the most, so you can get started fast. You can buy the book right here!

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When you are getting ready to be on TV

Earlier this year, I was asked by KS Productions to be on a TV Show called Make It Artsy. The show will air on PBS stations nationwide as well as online at makeitartsy.com starting this September. I have been on TV before on a different show called Scrapbook Soup. Every member of the KS Production team have been most helpful for preparing novices like myself for the show. So, there’s been a lot of shopping (of course!!!) and preparing projects, step-outs, instructions and talking points.

Here are some jewel tone and pastel dress shirts. I needed at most 2, but I bought 8. Please don’t judge!

Now, clothes aren’t the only thing I bought. I bought some props too. What can I say, I love how chefs use little dishes and utensils and they inspire me as much as the food they cook. So, I took this opportunity to buy some TV props of my own!

Shopping, however, is NOT the only thing I’ve been doing. I have been working very hard and many late hours to create my projects, editing my write-ups and planning my presentation.

I’ll be shooting three Technique segments and one Tip segment. And guess what? I GET TO SHOW OFF MY OWN COLORING BOOK ON TV!!!

Here’s the page from my coloring book No Place Like Home that I’ll show how to watercolor following the principles of chiaroscuro (the technical term for understanding light and shadows).

This is my project for the book episode. I will be showing how to alter a book to create an art journal.

In the stamping episode, I’ll show how to create this mixed media canvas with stamps I designed and cut myself. In this episode, I’ll also present a fun stamping tip you can easily recreate.

Okie doke, time to get back to work!

Happy creating y’all!

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Introducing My New Printable Coloring Book!

I’m SO EXCITED to share this news with you!!! I have created a coloring book with my own drawings inspired by my love of all things home.

Let me tell you a little story here.

As a kid, I was always drawing everything around me. We did not have drawing books like here in the States. I still remember my mom rolling out a big rim of drawing paper on the bedroom floor, marking, folding and cutting it and then hand-stitching little drawing books for me. Books that I could carry around easily and draw as I go. I still do that!
When this trend of Coloring books started, I was very happy. I bought and colored several myself.
I began to notice that most of these pages had very tiny spaces to fill that took a LONG time to color — as valuable as that exercise of coloring within lines was, it made me feel overwhelmed and somewhat impatient to see the results! I wanted something more like a sketchbook where coloring would feel more relaxing. I was inspired to create something myself that I couldn’t find in the market.

Around this time, Stampington Publication’s The Coloring Studio asked me to create the cover for their premiere issue. There was no stopping for me after that.

I picked a theme: home!

Homes I lived in, visited, saw on commercials, on television, in magazines – homes that left an impression on my mind. And I started drawing. Pretty soon, I had a stack of black and white line drawings. I picked 30 of those drawings and made it into No Place Like Home: A Coloring Book for the Home Lover!

I envisioned these drawings to bring you joy, for you to color with pencils, markers, crayons, watercolors, etc. and frame your favorites as a collection at home.

Working on my coloring book, made me realize how much really goes into creating anything and making it available to others. Apart from the deep need to  share a passion, I knew nothing about the process. It was a series of decisions from choosing a theme to a pen to a scanner to whether to make it a digital or physical product.

A lot of research showed me that a single printable drawing on Etsy ranges in price from $1.67 to $5.00.

I wanted to offer you the option of being able to print on your choice of papers and the option to reprint if you wanted. But I didn’t want my 30 drawings to cost $50.00 to $150.00 or for you to have to spend your precious time scrolling through the hundreds of pages to find what you like.

A printable sketch style coloring book seemed to be the best way to go. So, here it is – No Place Like Home!

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