Saturday, August 15, 2015

Books, Faeries and Mushroom...

Where to start....

Since I've last blogged, I've finalized the printing for AE Volume Two, crazy amounts of doodling, and dealing with a nasty, bad gallbladder. I usually don't discuss a lot of personal things here, but I just want to go on record as saying that the gallbladder thing...F----ING SUCKS!!!

Abstract Expressions Coloring Books are doing well and I am still learning to navigate the crazy world of social media. I must be doing a little better. Why? because my twitter followers are over 200! I know, I know....peanuts to most people, but for me that was a significant jump. It is all just so time consuming! It drives me nuts!!!!!

I have also made a connection with Barnes & Noble! YAY! Both my coloring books are now for sale on their online store. woot woot! I am super proud of this. AND, we are in the planning stages of an author event in the branch nearest me. So, stay tuned for the date and time and if you are anywhere near me please consider joining me that day. Meanwhile you can purchase them from the links below:




And back on the subject of social media.....I am on tumblr.com now. You can find me as valartist. Here is a link to my blog/page or whatever it is called. http://valartist.tumblr.com/# 

Last, has something to do with visual art, not coloring books etc. Last weekend I ran out and as I passed the church at the corner of our street, I saw this...So, I pulled in and stopped and went over to investigate. I stumbled upon a beautiful mushroom faerie garden. It was just such a nice day and the beautiful sunshine, mountains and green trees all combined to make it a magical image. I hope you enjoy them too. I drove past there yesterday and noticed that as quickly as they appeared, they are now gone....I am so glad that I stopped and captured the images. 

















Peace,
Valerie 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HAPPY NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY!



If you have not yet succumbed to the massively growing trend 
of the coloring book craze that is sweeping across the nation, 
and for that matter, the world...what are you waiting for? 

Who doesn't remember the days spent with your siblings, parents, or friends lying on the floor, across a bed or at the dining table in deep concentration of a coloring book? And that smell....there is nothing quite like the smell of a new box of crayons, is there? And having a box all to yourself! Well, that was simply the best! 

If you are considering indulging in a little self therapy you will find the benefits of coloring are multitudinous. 


Please consider purchasing Abstract Expression, here via my 
online store 
OR 
on Amazon 
OR
(newly listed)
on Barnes & Noble


DON'T FORGET TO WATCH FOR AE VOLUME TWO, IT WILL BE OUT SOON!


Happy Coloring and Peace,
Valerie 






Saturday, July 25, 2015

Coloring Book Event at The June Tolliver House...

Upcoming Event:
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS COLORING BOOK SIGNING
When: August 8
Where: The June Tolliver House in Big Stone Gap 
Time: 4-8:00 pm. 
Note: this is also the hometown/location of the premiering movie by
Adriana Trigiani and based on her novel BSG) 


 If you haven't picked up a copy of Abstract Expressions Coloring book yet, come by, pick 
one up and say hello. There will be a surprise coloring sheet for everyone who joins in the fun. 
My event coincides with The Trail of the Lonesome Pine written by John Fox Jr.,  (next door) where they will be producing a live performance of this nationally famous outdoor drama.  

If you haven't seen the play, please come by and support your community local cultural event! 

SNEAK PEEK OF VOLUME TWO COMING SOON!

Peace,
Valerie 
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