Kimberly J Tilley

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New! Coloring Books

A project is finally finished! I have spent the past couple of months digging through all of my digital photographs since the year 2007 for this project. I believe, I had caught the coloring book bug because many amazing female artists that I follow had made coloring books. It inspired me to find a new way of bringing my art into the home of others. It was also a good way to spend many rainy weeks.

I created the coloring book series with the self publishing distributor, blurb.com. They are softcover books for the flexibility one might need to color. Before making the books, I had printed out a few pages at home. The intent was to test the artwork and to have others color in the art, to see if it was too difficult, but that part did not fair so well. People did not pull through for me on that. I got back two completed colored pages, and two in-completes.

sample coloring pages

Printed out artwork for coloring in, and the results.

There are six coloring books in total, and each has a different number of pages. The coloring book series is titled, ‘Color In Nature’. There is a book for just butterflies, flowers and plants, birds, landscapes, wildlife, insects. YES there are SPIDERS in the insect book. I do not think they are creepy (except that one house kind that is yellow. It just gives me the creeps for some reason). Some subjects I had to stop myself from adding to, because there would be way too many pages, or I would have had another book to create. I didn’t know if coloring in landscapes would be appealing to people because they might require time for the detail. It was also not easy to choose out photographs for that book. It is my most difficult coloring book if anyone is up for such a task.

When the books arrived I colored in a page in each book. I used colored pencils, markers and pastel crayons. The kids were not home, I didn’t know where the regular Crayolas were. The pastels were a bit messy, so I did only one and I am leaving a blank paper on top of that image. The markers did not bleed through the paper, which was a nice surprise.

The artwork is full bleed on the pages. There is no double sided coloring pages, so you can cut out pages if you like. You can buy my coloring book series on blurb through this link:
http://www.blurb.com/user/kimberlyjt

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Fab 14 from 2014

First, we brought home a new bunny recently. He was another bunny discarded because a girl out grew interest in her gift. He was named Sven; yes after the reindeer on Frozen. He likes to hold his ears out to the side. If he was more white, his name would have been Olaf. lol

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Sven the bunny. (C) 2014 Kimberly J Tilley.

Our dog and cat took better to him than when we brought Grayson home. He is a curious bunny that goes non-stop. He needs some training tho. He likes to jump into the flower pots that are on the floor and dig, so he now has a designated area in a dirt patch outside to release his energy.

I have gone through and picked a few of my favorite photographs that I took this year to showcase in this post. I haven’t been able to do much work this year due to the move, house issues, and right now I am currently fighting a pain in my dominant hand. I have no idea why it hurts, but I cannot wait for it to heal and to be pain free.

Here are my best picks of 2014. I was grateful that there were less photographs to review this year than previous years. A post like this will not be regular. Enjoy viewing the gallery.

Have a Safe and Happy New Year celebration! Here’s to a great 2015! 🙂 CHEERS!