Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Coloring Enthusiasts

Troll Trouble Coloring Book - buy now from Amazon

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I got busy with other things and forgot to return and post the Amazon link for the Troll Trouble Coloring Book! (so here it is!

I hope you’re having a great time getting ready for Christmas!

We are…

If you haven’t found the perfect Christmas gift yet for the kids in your family, I hope you’ll remember this book and get it for them!

In addition to the cute illustrations that kids love to color is the sweet, fun story of a little girl and her dragon having adventures and making new friends. Your kids will love everything about this book!

Troll Trouble is also available as an ebook (but not in coloring book format). You can download it here.

A Day at the Zoo Coloring Book for Adults - click here to buy now on Amazon

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A Day at the Zoo is also available on Amazon!

A Day at the Zoo offers hours of great coloring fun whether you’re into coloring lots of tiny details or blending colors to create great backdrops for all the amazing animals that can be found on a trip to the zoo.

Drawings range from simple to complex.

Troll Trouble is LIVE on Create Space!

Buy Troll Trouble Coloring Book NOW on Create Space!

Buy Troll Trouble Coloring Book NOW

Written by Krystine Kercher

After a few more last minute tweaks, I finally did it! I pushed the Publish button on Create Space!

It’s always so exciting (and a little nerve-wracking) every time I push that button, but–wow–what a relief!

Troll Trouble is available right away for sale on Create Space! It will take 3-5 days more for it to show up on Amazon.

And now it’s time for marketing plans and connecting with teachers who might like to acquire copies of this book for their class to enjoy reading and coloring, and to set up classroom visits…

Which means we’ll get to meet new people, make new friends, and have lots of book related fun!

If you’d like to be a part of this, please contact me and leave me a message. We’d love to work with you.

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By buying this book, you are supporting a great cause! After taxes, fifty percent of the earnings from this book will go towards Maria’s college.

Test Run For the New Coloring Book

Harold and Louise: Troll Trouble Coloring Book is coming soon!

Coming Soon!

We received the proofs from Create Space two to three weeks ago for Maria’s new coloring book! I asked for help testing the book on some elementary kids at her school, which one of the teachers was willing to help with!

The coloring book was a huge hit!

First, the teacher read the story with the kids, which got them all excited about coloring Harold and Louise! Then they each picked a page to color (and some of them more than one page!).

And…this is where my great plan for testing the book went totally awry: they enjoyed coloring so much that they wanted to take their pages home!

Fortunately, my teacher friend found that a few pages were left behind, and I was able to retrieve them.

Maria has also gotten some really positive comments from some of the kids on the story and requests for a sequel. (Yes, a sequel is in the works)

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Coloring Elephants

Elephant mom and baby

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Here’s one of my recent drawings! I drew it as a prize for a contest at the special request of one of my coloring friends.

Aren’t these elephants just darling? I love how elephant moms and dads are such good parents to their babies, and how much love elephants show each other in so many different ways! God made these giants of the animal kingdom so very special…

So it was a lot of fun to get to draw this mother and baby for this design!

Sometime soon, this picture is going to make its debut in a new coloring book featuring animal babies.

I colored it using Crayola’s new Twistables colored pencils because I’d temporarily misplaced my favorite set of watercolor pencils.

It isn’t often that I get to sit down and enjoy myself doing an activity that’s just  for me. Perhaps that’s why I enjoyed it so much recently when I took a Sunday afternoon to color this artwork as an example to share on my website!

I used the 12 pencil set, but in researching options, it turns out that there’s a Twistables set with 30 pencils. More is always better!

And what a serendipitous choice! I love the way the colored leads in the Twistables can be so easily turned up as the points wear down. No mess, no fussing with pencil sharpeners, and the colors have a nice clarity to them and blend easily!  Also, I discovered that the pencil leads had great color consistency as well as strength. They didn’t splinter or break on me, and wore down at a nice steady rate of use.

The only complaint I had with the set was that the black wasn’t very strong, tint-wise, but it’s easy to find darker black pencils, and otherwise I quite enjoyed working with these colors.

I’ll still prefer my watercolor pencils for most artwork projects, but they worked out really well! Hey…there’s an idea for you, Crayola! Can you make us some Twistables watercolor pencils?

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I had a great time coloring this design! If you’ve bought my book, I hope you won’t be shy about sharing your own efforts with me! I love fan art and I’d love to share your coloring efforts (with your permission) on my website!

You can also print and download my free coloring pages here.

If you’ve got some fan art to share with me, you can email me here. The contact form won’t allow an attachment, but if you get in touch, I’ll be happy to email you back so you can send it to me!

Coloring Dwarf Mongooses

Dwarf mongooses

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Here’s another picture I colored, also using Crayola’s Twistables colored pencils.

This picture is from my coloring book: A Day At The Zoo.

The animals featured in this drawing are dwarf mongooses! They were so cute in their enclosure, and so very busy playing!

Dwarf mongooses, like their larger mongoose cousins, are very high energy! Unlike the larger mongooses which are more solitary, they live in packs. Dwarf mongooses are Africa’s smallest predator, hunting insects, lizards, and even small snakes. They also eat some vegetables and fruit.

A Day At The Zoo: Coloring for Adults

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Please note that I didn’t use any green in coloring this picture! One of the complaints I’ve heard rather frequently in coloring book groups is how the green colored pencils and markers get used up so quickly in many coloring books for adults. This is not an issue you’ll have (unless you really want to) when enjoying this coloring book.

While some of the designs do have a lot of foliage in them, many others, like this drawing, feature wood shavings and bits of wood for the animals to climb on, or interesting rock formations, or water. All of your colors can come out to play and get a great work out!

Of course, the colors you choose to use are totally up to you…

In this picture of the dwarf mongooses, I used a lot of purple and blue to create more dramatic shadows on the driftwood. The colorful toy in the foreground and the food dish at top left create pops of color that keep the design from feeling washed out.

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I had a great time coloring these designs! If you’ve bought my book, I hope you won’t be shy about sharing your own efforts with me! I love fan art and I’d love to share your coloring efforts (with your permission) on my website!

You can also print and download my free coloring pages here.

If you’ve got some fan art to share with me, you can email me here. The contact form won’t allow an attachment, but if you get in touch, I’ll be happy to email you back so you can send it to me!