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Color Me Fearless - A Beautiful Book for Colouring and Chilling Out

cover image of Color Me Fearless by Angela Porter and Lacy Mucklow'Color Me Fearless' is the fourth book in the Zen and the Art of Colouring Series

Color Me Fearless is by a world reknown pair of talented peoples - art therapist Lacy Mucklow (MA ATR-BC, LPAT, LCPAT) and illustrator Angela Porter. Check out their Facebook colouring group here - lots of arty goodness based upon the Color Me series of books.

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If you're overwhelmed by all the millions of colouring books that have swamped the market, you're not alone. This book isn't like any of those at all.

This wonderful therapeutic book is filled from cover to cover with beautifully drawn illustrations featuring magical scenes that are just waiting to be coloured by you! Wait until you see it - there's a picture that looks like Stonehenge and a wonderful dragon to colour.

I've created a video review that includes my thoughts, over excitedness and ooohs and aaahs as I wander through this book with you. I hadn't opened the book before recording, so unless you've watched my video before (thanks for watching it more than once if you have) then we're both seeing it all together for the first time.

In this amazing book, Angela and Lacy offer up 100 colouring templates, all designed to boost strength, courage, and confidence. At the beginning of each chapter are a few coloured illustrations to guide you along, plus at the end of each chapter is a blank page to draw your own picture to colour. Wonderfully organised into seven therapeutically themed chapters, readers can explore the benefits of putting pencil (or paints, markers and crayons) to paper.

Happy Creative Day!
:)
Jenny

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Dylusions and Other Treasures - PreOrder Update - 7 April 2016

Hello :)

The Dylusions delivery arrived yesterday and everything that was in the box has now been posted to their new homes. Thank you so much everyone! 

A few items were placed on backorder at my supplier but they will be shipped to me late April, early May. Watch this space :)

I'd love to say everything is all now instore but it sold out just as fast as it arrived! All that is left (until the next delivery) are 2 packs of colouring sheets, 2 sets of designer Archival ink pads, 1 pack of plain adhesive canvas and 1 pack of postcards. All Dylusions of course :) Therefore, I'm leaving most of it labeled "PreOrder" so you don't get confused. Any questions, just ask any time!

The Crazy Cat stamp sets are being released later this month so arriving with the delivery I just mentioned. Tim's cottages and roof tiles "Bigz Dies" are being released late May, early June.

Those groovy Frankenstein heads (dies) are available now (and other Sizzix dies) - let me know if you'd like me to order them.

Finnabair, more Liquitex treasures, Ken Oliver, Brusho Crystal Colours, Winsor & Newton paint brushes and the new Tim treasures will be uploaded to my shop on Friday, 8th - some instore now, others arriving late April, early May. Watch this space for details or the category "What's New" on the home page.

I thank you all immensely for waiting with me for these gorgeous treasures - but as we all know, anything by Dyan (and Tim and Dina) is worth the wait. I'll be sure to include something special in with your order to say thank you as well :) I really appreciate you, your time and your custom.

If I've missed anything or you have questions, please get in contact by email, message or phone (0428 898 120). Thank you! Have a happy day :) Jenny


Tim Holtz
- Tim's treasures are estimated to be mid April
- if you have a special request, let me know so it can be added to my list
- fyi, I'm planning on ordering a variety of treasures including the stamps, stencils and his groovy spinning and drawer storage
- I'll add anything I order to this category once I've confirmed my order
- Does anyone want to buy the mini Crazy Birds and Things? They look just as adorable and nutty as the originals, only much smaller!
- I've ordered the Crazy Cats stamps and dies :) Still not released but we're on the wait list now.

Dina Wakley
- I'm ordering the paints, stamps, stencils and media boards
... arrival estimated to be late April
- if you have a special request, let me know so it can be added to my list and this PreOrder category
- I'll add these to this category once I've confirmed the order

If you would like anything else (Dyan, Tim, Finnabair, Dina's, Wendy's, Darkroom Door, Zig, Hero Arts, IndigoBlu, Strathmore, Prismacolor, Derwent Inktense pencils or artsticks - anything at all - simply get in touch and I'll see when I can get them in stock for you.

Sing out if you have any groovy ideas, questions or need help!

Thank you!
:)
Jenny

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Happy Creative Easter to You

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

I've had the plans for this drawing on the to-do list for a week and have finally got it drawn properly for you. I hope you like it :)

colouring fun for everything this Easter weekend

I sketched it out first, then scanned and put into Photoshop. Its all drawn by hand except the wording (its a font called ... I'll put that in later) and the nest. For all those lines in the next I drew dozens of straight lines, then selected the lot and added a 'stroke' to their edges. Then went over each crossing and added lines to make them become over and under each other.

I was going to add R(ed), Y(ellow) and B(lue) to the buckets of paint but left them off, along with the designs on the eggs. This way you can create your own zentangling inspired designs (aka tangling or doodling, use the text for inspiration) for the eggs and have your bee use whatever paint colour you choose!

Have fun with it :) I'd love to see what you do with this image, so please upload your finished art to Instagram with the tag - #ArtbyJennyEasterColouring2016.

If you don't have Instagram, its fine, don't worry! Simply upload it directly to your own space in Facebook or my page at www.facebook.com/ArtbyJenny.GGofRB. Just ensure you use the hashtag so I can find and admire it :)

So go on, download my pic, paint it, colour it or alter it in a way that makes you smile!

Thanks for reading my blog. Have a happy creative day!
:)
Jenny

 

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PreOrder from CHA2016 - Treasures by Dyan Reaveley and other Amazing Designers

I've created a PreOrder section to the shop - a special place for new treasures that are on all our wishlists - Click here to see the PreOrder collection and see what's been ordered

Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley
- everything else new by Dyan will be arriving in March, um, sorry... now April

Edit 30 March 2016 - Dylusions stamps, stencils, a few tags and other treasures are arriving in less than 2 weeks time! Yay :) Finally! The canvas sheets and postcards may or may not be onboard - I'll find out for sure when the box arrives. Dyan's new paint colours are now instore along with the set of Paint Pens, Tim's crayons and the Distress ink pad and reinker in Picket Fence (white).

The Crazy Cat stamp sets still haven't been released... the current date is 1st April, but that's April Fools' day! Tim's cottages and roof tiles "Bigz Dies" are being released next month sometime. I saw those groovy Frankenstein heads (dies) are available now too, plus so many millions of other treasures are at my supplier, just itching to have new homes with you all - I'd love to just buy it all, but I haven't won xlotto yet! lol :)

I thank you all immensely for waiting with me for these gorgeous treasures - but as we all know, anything by Dyan is worth the wait. I'll be sure to include something special in with your order to say thank you as well :) I really appreciate you, your time and your custom.

If I've missed anything or you have questions, please get in contact by email, message or phone (0428 898 120). Thank you! Have a happy day :) Jenny


Tim Holtz
- Tim's treasures are estimated to be mid April
- if you have a special request, let me know so it can be added to my list
- fyi, I'm planning on ordering a variety of treasures including the stamps, stencils and his groovy spinning and drawer storage
- I'll add anything I order to this category once I've confirmed my order
- Does anyone want to buy the mini Crazy Birds and Things? They look just as adorable and nutty as the originals, only much smaller!
- I've ordered the Crazy Cats stamps and dies :) Still not released but we're on the wait list now.

Dina Wakley
- arrival estimated to be April sometime (Dina and Tim are being planned to be shipped together)
- if you have a special request, let me know so it can be added to my list and this PreOrder category
- fyi, I'm ordering the paints, stamps, stencils and media boards
- I'll add these to this category once I've confirmed the order

If you would like anything else (Dina's, Wendy's, Darkroom Door, Zig, Hero Arts, IndigoBlu, Strathmore, Prismacolor, Derwent Inktense pencils or artsticks, anything at all), please let me know so I can add them to my list and create a PreOrder for them :)

Sing out if you have any fab ideas, questions or need help!

Thank you!
:)
Jenny

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Welcome to 2016 from the Creative World of Art by Jenny

Hope you've had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed welcoming in the New Year! Are you ready for a brand new year of creativeness and arty treasure? I sure am :) You can never have too much creativity in your life!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Creative New Year from all of us at Art by Jenny

Shop News

As you may know, the cpi rises every year, the Aussie dollar value changes daily and Aussie Post have put their prices up - which means I need to go through my shop and adjusting prices accordingly. Not everything will go up but I do feel that I need to let you know :)

FYI ... Letter postage with Australia Post is now as follows :
- Small letter ... up to 130mm x 240mm, 5mm thick, 125g
... $1.00
... this is for standard sized envelopes like C4 and DL
- Large letter ... up to 260mm x 360mm, 20mm thick
... $2.00 - up to 125g (was $1.40)
... $3.00 - up to 250g (was $2.10)
... $5.00 - up to 500g (was $3.50)

They're the new prices that Australia Post will charge you to send snail mail from the 1st January 2016. For more information visit www.auspost.com.au.

But there is good news!

Parcel postage hasn't gone up (thank goodness), so my postage charges to you are unchanged - $8.50 or FREE postage for orders of $100 and over - plus there's a large selection of treasures already marked as FREE postage throughout the shop, saving you heaps!

Originally, my New Year Sale was only going to be until the 5th Jan but I extended it to Friday night so enjoy it while it lasts :) As a Thank You to you! Yes, I know, I say that alot (thank you), but I'm just so grateful that you visit, wander around, ask questions and go shopping with Art by Jenny! Besides, its always nice to know when you're appreciated :)

Here are the links to the discounted treasures (products) :

Darkroom Door Stamps at incredible pricing PLUS free postage ... CLICK HERE

Amazing Specials - some at below cost price! ... CLICK HERE

Don't forget, if you shop after midnight on Friday, 8th January 2016 you'll turn into a pumpkin. Oh sorry, that's only if you're Cinderella :) Nothing will happen to you at all except you'll miss out on an amazing bargain!

Happy Creative Day!
:)
Jenny

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