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Showing posts from February, 2013

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…

A Gallery of Geeky Cakes

Today is my sisters' and my birthday (we are triplets), which means...CAKE!!! For the past couple of years, I've had tons of fun making some cute and geeky cakes for the occasion. While I'm by no means a cake-decorating expert or perfectionist, I have lots of fun with it. Here are the ones I made this year and last year.
Hunger Games mockingjay

Doctor Who TARDIS

Hobbit hole

Wreck-It Ralph Sugar Rush

And these are the cakes my sisters made for me—

Valentine hearts

Les Miserable 'red and black' cake, complete with graham cracker barricade (which was added after the first picture was taken, by the way)