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Copyright and How it Applies to Coloring Books and Pages

copyright

This article is based on a post from Nerine Martin on ColorYourWayToHappy.com. Copyright is such an important subject, with so many people downloading drawings from Pinterest and Google, that I felt the need to share it here, with permission. I originally posted this on Aug. 18th 2016. On Febr. 4th 2020 I’ve made some adjustments, mainly for better readability. There ...

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Finally a new finished coloring page

Loving orange

It has been a looooong time since I had been coloring. Especially with colored pencils. But last weekend I finally managed to finish a coloring page that was lying in my studio for literally MONTHS! It was a page from one of Masja van den Berg’s coloring books, titled ‘Masja’s Mandala’s’. I think I started somewhere in July last year, ...

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Winner winner, chicken dinner…

Winner winner

Just another Saturday. Or not? A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were on our way home. We had done some grocery shopping and we were tired and glad that we were ready to start enjoying the weekend.  While my husband was driving the car, I sat beside him and was playing with my mobile phone. I saw ...

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Chris Cheng highlighted on Sunday

Chris Cheng

For today’s Sunny Sunday I’ve chosen someone who is greatly admired by colorists from all over the world, including me. Her name is Chris Cheng. I only know a little about her, nothing more than that she’s from Malaysia, left handed and that she has marvelous coloring skills. Her first videos on YouTube and pictures on Facebook date from January ...

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Scared little Pete – Children’s picture book (BBNC)

Scared little Pete - Martine van Nieuwenhuyzen - BBNC

Scared little Pete, coloring picture book From BBNC I received the Dutch children’s coloring picture book Bange Pietje (translated in English: Scared little Pete). Thank you BBNC. The book was drawn and written by Martine van Nieuwenhuyzen. This is the third children’s book that I’ve received and in all three of them I’ve colorized a couple of drawings. In another ...

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Children’s coloring book for Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas)

A Saint Nicholas children’s coloring book? In 2016, through Kleuren voor Volwassenen, I received this Saint Nicholas (‘Sinterklaas’ in Dutch) children’s coloring book from publisher BBNC. It’s called Het grote kleurboek van Sinterklaas (The big coloring book of Saint Nicholas). The coloring book is duplex printed and contains 32 drawings on sturdy, bright white paper. My initial feeling was ‘what ...

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The Blue Panda and why I peed my pants…

Blue Panda

So, today my husband and I went to the terrace of El Deseo (a Cafeteria/ Heladeria/ Pasteleria in La Cala de Mijas, Málaga, Spain) this afternoon and enjoyed the sunshine, sea view, a cappuccino and cake… When we walked back to the car we were talking and not paying a lot of attention. We stopped at the car, I said ...

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Binding discs… and why you might need them too

binding discs

Not so long ago I had no idea what binding discs are, nor that I would want to use them. But then I saw a tool from We R Memory Keepers: a planner punch board. I was just curious what it was, so I searched on YouTube and found an interesting video. It was about punching different kinds of holes ...

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Trip to the Netherlands for Kreadoe, a creative fair

KreaDoe

From October 30th to November 3rd 2019 it was again time for the largest consumer creative fair of the Benelux, called ‘KreaDoe’. The fair was held in the city of Utrecht, in the center of the Netherlands. And although I live in Spain, I really wanted to be there this year. KreaDoe celebrated its 30th birthday in 2019! My first ...

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