Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Joyous Blooms to Color by by Eleri Fowler

Eleri Fowler’s Joyous Blooms to Color has won over tens of thousands of fans who have embraced it with such words as "beautiful," "a keepsake," "a delightful escape from reality," and much more. 

Wander along a winding path with intricate, gorgeous illustrations of natural settings, lovingly represented in this delicately rendered coloring book. From landscapes of weeping willows in the breeze to patterns of bees and blossoms, all are waiting for your creative touch. Words to color—including quotes, like Emily Dickinson's "Bring me a sunset in a cup"—are set into beautiful, delicate designs that will inspire you as you create!

Joyous Blooms to Color’s large, 10x10 interior has 96 black-and-white pages printed on heavy paper stock, good for colored pencils and most markers. A perfect gift for loved ones, this sturdy and brilliantly illustrated coloring book will delight.
This is the perfect coloring book for Spring. It’s filled with blossoms, blooms, literary quotes, and whimsical little birds.

The book is 10x10 and the size is one of my favorites. I just find I like the square shape opposed to the rectangular books. The ink is high-quality and doesn’t smudge when blending colored pencils over it. The paper is a nice weight. It’s heavy and smooth, a nice crisp white and it works well with both fineliners and colored pencils.

Because the paper is so smooth, there’s no tooth to it, so I would avoid watercolors because they will, more than likely, run or bead up. I would also avoid using makers because the pages are double-sided and they will seep through.
The drawings in the book range from simple ones to more complex ones but each of them have something to do with nature and they all have a sense of whimsy to them.

My only complaint with this one is that some of the images run on both pages, so some of it gets lost in the spine. I would much rather have the images centered or to have fold out pages to avoid this issue.

Overall, this one would make a great gift to give or receive. Easy to color, nice quality, and just so much fun.


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