Wedding Bells and Ancient Designs

J and I Publishing would like to make you aware of a couple of new releases to the Color Book catalogue. These are themed books for your coloring pleasure. Enjoy!

Wedding Bells

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Wedding Bells

Description

Weddings are a beautiful way to profess your undying love, but they can also be stressful. This book full of wedding and love themed images is a perfect gift for anyone involved in planning a wedding. Between catering and dress rehearsals and all the other arrangements take a break and color away your stress. Single sided pages allow for framing as a memento of your special day.

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Ancient Designs

Ancient Designs
Ancient Designs

Description

Welcome to Egypt, the land of fertility, pharaohs and hidden fortunes buried by the sands of time. In this beautifully arranged color book you will find many complex patterns as well as a few simpler ones, offering a range of options for any colorist’s mood. Grab your favorite coloring implements and bring the ancient world to life.

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Happy Coloring!

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Occupational Hazard

I’m not a lefty or a righty most of the time, I’m a bothy. When it comes to illustrations, however, I use my right hand exclusively, as it is the steadier of the two and just makes working with different mediums a lot easier.

The thing is, after a while, the finger (and yes, I mean The Finger) that the pens rest against begins to resemble mince. So what do I do about this? The most mature thing possible. I go and find bandages that will help protect the poor finger.

I refuse to walk around with an ugly-brown-plaster-finger because I, folks, am a lady and I must be fashionable at all times. Except on Sundays when I look as though I have fallen out of bed and into life, but that is another matter.

Either way, no plain band-aids for this kid. So here’s a current sampling of my finger guards:

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I’m particularly partial to the minions. Do you ever get that pen finger thing? How do you deal with it?

Whilst I am here, the book I am currently working on is called “If Animals Were People.” I’m having a lot of fun with it, so I thought I’d show you a work in progress update:

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and here is the cover:

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So…back to work. Hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend!

Creative Calm Series – New Lower Price

Having carried out further research into the adult color book market and indicative pricing, J and I Publishing have decided to reduce the price of the Creative Calm series. We noticed that many adult color books were retailing close to $10 each on Amazon. Since we are proud of the creations that we offer, and firmly believe in the relaxation, mindfulness, and stress relief effects that can be achieved from the act of coloring, we wanted to make this series more accessible.

As a result of this we have lowered the price of each of the books in the Creative Calm series to retail for $6.99 on Amazon US and £4.86 on Amazon UK. We feel that even though this reduces the profit that will accrue to us, it will help bring our books to a wider audience that we hope will benefit greatly from them.

All books are available on Amazon.

Please check out our Amazon Author Page.

Don’t forget that we also have a number of other books available that are not part of the Creative Calm series, including, ”Cuss ‘n’ Color – A Truly Adult Coloring Book”, and “The Beauty of Random Things”, a collection of original hand drawn artwork by Ionia Martin.

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Beauty

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We hope that you enjoy our coloring books and that we have been able to make them more affordable for you.

Happy Coloring!

A Legacy

See Ionia Martin’s full post with example Artwork on Readful Things

My dad taught me to draw. In the beginning it was just doodles and random things. We would go out on nature walks and he would point out animal tracks and different patterns in the bark of trees, the shape of leaves and clouds in the sky that resembled animals. He taught me to create reflections by looking at water and watching the way it rippled outward as it was disturbed. He taught me to find beauty in the most barren of places and to appreciate the things we tend to overlook with an artist’s eye.

We would go home after these adventures and he would pull out a sketch book and show me how to transform the natural world into detailed pictures, and as I grew older, I took the things he taught me and made them my own. He was always telling me that there is no “wrong way” to express your creativity.

When I set out to create “The Beauty of Random Things”, it was with my father in mind. I hope that you will take a moment to thank the people in your life who have taught you things you wouldn’t have learned without them. Dedicate something to them, give them a moment of your time. These things you know, these special skills you possess are something you can leave with your children, a mark you can make upon the world, and are possible because someone cared enough to give you a part of themselves, and the most important commodity we have…time.

Now for shameless promo.

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now available on Amazon.com

and Amazon UK

F*cking, F*ck, F*ck, F*ck!

Check out this post that appeared on Ionia Martin’s ReadfulThings blog announcing the J and I Publishing release of Cuss ‘n’ Color – A Truly Adult Coloring Book.

J and I publishing (click to visit our spanking new blog–no, not new spanking blog…dirty minds) has been busy. I apologise that I haven’t been around much answering comments and dropping in to see how things are going, but I’ve been creating another Ionia masterpiece. (Really I’ve been messing around with art supplies like a little kid in kindergarten.)

For those of you who have had one of those days recently, or know someone who has, here’s a little something fun to do. Sorry, Chris. I’ve tried to curb the swearing, but it is an addiction.

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J and I Publishing Author Page (We have tons more color books and this is the only truly adult one…kittens, puppies and all things innocent in the others.)

Ever just have one of those days where you want to randomly shout swear words but resist because you are at work or surrounded by others and you can’t behave inappropriately? We all do. Here’s your chance to unwind and let a few choice words fly without anyone else knowing, unless you want to share, of course. Here you will find a collection of vulgar words ranging from common to creative for you to color and unwind with. So go ahead, pick up a colored pencil, marker, crayon, or whatever strikes your fancy and create some extraordinary expletives. This color book comes complete with adorable little animals (the perpetually happy little a$$holes.) Everyone knows there is no better way to say $#@& you, or *&$!%#@ %#$@ than a sweet, baby bunny. Have fun coloring and for anyone who says color books are only for kids… &%#@ them.

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The British version of this book will also be coming out soon. It was so much fun to draw, and fits well with the random F bomb this site has seen in the past. Grab some art tools and be a big kid with me? Meet you there:)

Also, check out the new release from Charles E. Yallowitz, Crossing Bedlam.

Creative Calm Books 21 – 23

J and I Publishing have just released the latest three books in the Creative Calm Series of Adult Coloring Books for your coloring pleasure. These three books all follow a basic theme.

Volume 21 follows the theme of ‘Wings’, Volume 22 the theme of ‘Nature’, whilst Volume 23 is entitled ‘Gingerbread Forest’.

We hope that you will enjoy the relaxation effects and stress relief that can be achieved by coloring and that these books will aid your entire wellbeing.

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creative calm 22 Nature

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creative calm 23 Gingerbread Forest

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Happy Coloring!

Please check out our Amazon Author Page.