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Break the Rules with Coloring

This past spring, I published a coloring book of floral mandalas called Flowers All Around. (It’s available NOW on Amazon!) I had so much fun drawing these designs. I can honestly say it was one of my favorite personal projects I’ve ever done.




Mandala designs are popular in adult coloring for their repetitive and intricate nature. I like to draw them using floral elements because I’m obsessed with drawing flowers and patterns. I’ve created floral mandalas with a variety of media—paint, pencil, ink, digital, etc. I often draw them when I don’t know what to draw. So I had a lot of practice before I got the idea to even make this book.

Adult coloring books are a great way to relieve stress and create works of art in the process. These aren’t the brand of coloring books you used as a kid. These designs are often very detailed and can be beautiful and sophisticated—though there are some fun quirky ones as well. There are adult coloring books for just about any subject matter you can think…

It's a Very Merry Harry Potter Christmas! Pt. I

It's that time of year. The holidays are in full swing, and I couldn't be more excited. This week, I am taking advantage of some time off to get into the Christmas spirit and decorate my house. My family likes to choose a different theme from year to year. Usually it's a color scheme—silver and gold, red and white, etc—but this year we were inspired by Harry Potter. Anyone who knows my sisters and me knows that we are huge fans of the series, and we have been having tons of fun thinking of different ways we can incorporate it into our holiday decor. Below are a couple of ornaments we came up with. Click on the links to download a tutorial pdf.


Professor Umbridge Cat Plate Ornament
These were inspired by the cat plates that the evil Professor Umbridge has hanging in her office in The Order of the Phoenix. Pretty little patterns and cats—what's not to love? I think these would also make great magnets.



Weasley Monogram Sweater
This is a miniature replica of the monogram sw…