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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…

TARDIS Quilt

All my fellow nerds out there are probably well aware that this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. I thought this would be a good time to share the TARDIS quilt I made earlier this year for my Whovian sister, Dani. Aside from a small, simple lap blanket I had previously done, this was the first quilt I had ever really made. And on top of that, I created my own pattern for it by just sketching it out on graph paper. There was a lot of improvising and tweaking along the way. I probably did a lot of things wrong, so don't look too closely. ;) My sister loved it, and that's all that mattered to me.






Keene Craft Show

Hi, I'm back (again)!


In recent months, I've been focusing a lot of my free time on building a portfolio of design and illustration work. You can take a look at what I've been doing with that at nicolejinjones.com. As a result, I haven't been great at keeping up with this blog (yeah, what else is new), but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting my little heart out. Lately, I have been busy preparing for the upcoming Keene Craft Show, run by a very lovely person--my mom--of Kel & Company. The show will be on Saturday, November 30 at Keene High School. I plan on selling prints of some of my holiday illustrations, as well as my miniature hand-knit sweaters as Christmas ornaments. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by the show. There will be lots of crafters there selling their wonderful creations. :)