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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I Joined S6

In late August, I discussed a situation that we have with my husband about the house. He thought it was a neat idea. But how to accomplish the idea? … That answer came when I found Society6. Now, I actually have heard of this site before, but was not thinking it would be a good fit for me. I had seen a lot of pop-modern-text art on the site. I’m a nature photographer, how could I fit in there. But this site offered something that I needed and I could not find it anywhere else, so I created an account. I couldn’t just upload that one image, and leave. ? A shop with one image, how silly. So over these past few weeks I have uploaded twelve images. These images are mostly old digital pictures that I have edited. I’m reminiscing on our past by looking at our old pictures. (Still figuring out this new computer.) Some stand out and I wanted to improve them. Plus I still needed to learn the new art programs that I got for the new computer. ( I do like the vintage camera applications. I wish the painter had a timer on it. Or worked faster.)

As for that project, it’s not done. Haven’t even started making it. We actually tried to beat the rainy season and got started on replacing boards, securing boards, sanding and staining boards. The deck is now safe to be on, and I no longer have to worry about someone’s foot going through a board, or someone going over a railing. Alas, the outdoor work is incomplete. The rain won. So while we wait for another break of sunlight, we will begin on the dining room. And when that is done we’ll get the project that brought me to Society6 completed.

After completing some uploads, I did go browsing, and found a great number of fellow nature photographers. A lot has changed since I first saw the website a few years ago. And some people are already discovering my work on S6. YAY!

Here is a screen grab, and the store link is below. There are birds, landscapes, a pony and a white wolf to start off with. The merchandise is limited to a few selections for housewares, iPhone & laptop cases, other than prints.
screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-4-41-46-pmhttps://society6.com/kimberlyjtphotoart