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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…

The Etsy Shop is Ready for the Holidays!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend with your family and friends. Now it's time for one of the great perks of Thanksgiving...leftovers! This past Saturday, I had a great time selling my prints and ornaments at the Keene Craft Show, but I still have some left. I've put the remainder of my inventory up in my Etsy shop. So if you didn't have a chance to come by the show and you are interested in a print, sweater ornament, or knitting pattern, head on over to Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/NikiJinCrafts).