Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Free Coloring Page for Readers

Ever see a trend take hold and want to tell the world, “Hey, I was doing this long before it became a thing!” That’s how I feel about coloring. I’ve been doing it for years, finding peace and mental quiet in the easy mindlessness of putting pencil to illustrated page and filling it in shade by shade. So while a small part of me wants to disclaim the assumption that I’m on a bandwagon, a bigger part is happy that coloring has become so popular, because that means my options for colors and coloring books has greatly expanded.

How about you? Do you enjoy coloring? If so, I’ve got a treat for you! Next Wednesday is National Coloring Day, and since that’s something I enjoy so much, I thought I’d celebrate by posting a free, printable coloring page, one taken from the stories in my own books. I’ll post it here next Wednesday, but in the meantime, I need some help figuring out what scene to choose and have illustrated.  Which of the following would you most enjoy:

Place your vote today! Then be sure and come back next week so you can print and color the winner.

In the meantime, here are a few links you might enjoy:

• My favorite coloring pencils:
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (Expensive but excellent)
Crayola Long Colored Pencils (More economical, with lots of colors to choose from)

My favorite pencil sharpener (Yes, it matters! I like this one because it lets you choose several different levels of sharpness)

That's it for now. Be sure to vote by midnight tomorrow night (Thursday, July 27th). See you next week!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool info! I enjoy coloring and have lots of books. (just like reading)