Posts Tagged ‘color’

Wherever you’re off to, take New York Street Style with you. Transport yourself to bustling New York, and give life to the city. Beautifully detailed outfits, accessories, and hairstyles complement iconic skylines and intricate street scenes. Embellish whimsical, full-page patterns with your own touch and window shop the elegant stores of New York while you make your way through an iconic city. 

This sleek, high-end package has an elastic closure and a satin ribbon marker so you can dip in and dip out of your own New York fashion week. With nothing more than some colored pencils, you’ll be on your way to a perfect New York day.

Paperback, 80 pages

This coloring book has a variety of clearly drawn images in black on thick white paper suitable for crayon, colored pencil, or even marker.  The elastic closure and attractive cover make it more of an art journal than a coloring book.The scenes of people (all girls) and fashion are a perfect coloring escape. There are no faces drawn on any of the drawings and this could be a likable or unlikable quality of the book. (liked by me) Scenes focus on the outfits, accessories, hairstyles, and the activity. Very nice; highly recommend.

 The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.


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Paperback, 128 pages

((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅̅((>This book includes helpful information for the beginner artist. Rachel’s recommendations included the supplies/ tools she used to achieve beautiful colorful art. There are many illustrations throughout that show the creation process. This book would be a great resource for home school art (somewhere around grade 5 and up) with the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and practice pages. 

This book was provided by Rachel Reinert (thank you for the autographed copy) to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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The Color Wheel Company

The Color Wheel Company manufactures and sells a large selection of color wheels, color mixing guides, color charts and color tools for artists, crafters and home owners of all skill levels. Review our Color Wheels, Magic Palette Color Mixing and Matching Guides, ViewCatcher, Gardener’s Color Wheel, Watercolor Wheel, Interior Design Wheel and CMY Primary Mixing Wheel, Pocket Guide to Color Mixing and others. All designed to help the user better understand color theory, color relationships and color mixing.

These are perfect for use in the art classroom. Useful for teaching and learning about color theory. Manufactured in United States.

Their traditional color wheel is available in a standard size (9″ diameter) and a pocket size.  A kids’ version of the color wheel is called the Colorsaurus. This dinosaur wheel is super cute and handy at showing how color mixing works.


The Create A Color Wheels are designed for you to color and assemble your own color wheel. Instructions are included on how to make your wheel. I haven’t tried this yet, but looks like fun. 

🖌And very helpful for the watercolor artist is the Watercolor wheel. As a beginner in watercolor, I think this thing is brilliant.

Watercolor Wheel


All the wheels are a nice size and rotate smoothly. They are sturdy and should last for many uses ツ

The Color Wheel Company provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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An interactive doodle book of fairies and other fantasy characters from the best-selling art instruction author whose books have sold more than six million copies, pairing illustration tips with drawing, designing, coloring, and crafting activities.

Reviewed by myself and also by my mom. We agree that this is an excellent book enabling all artists/doodlers the ability to create drawings of their own. The fairy characters are interesting and the designs pleasant. Paperback, 160 pages. 

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Tyndale Kids

There are 101- of course- stories in the book. Each story includes two pages. The first page provides the read-a-long and sing-a-long; the opposite page is a full color picture. The read-along in the book is a bible verse and its short summary. Both OT and NT stories are from the New Living Translation. I was disappointed that the sing-along part includes just some of the songs’ lyrics.  I would have preferred to have the complete lyrics and a toddler-sized portion of the words highlighted. 

Included are two discs (CD-ROMS) containing the songs and the coloring pages. There is a song and coloring page for each of the Bible stories. At the top of each page is an easy reference tab that provides the disc, song, and coloring page number. (example: Fishers of Men is located on Disc 2-Song 23- Coloring page 23)

A book for little kid fun. Read. Color. Sing.

Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.


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live life in color

lug = colorful bags for the organized traveler. Lifestyle bags of all types, in all colors. Perfect for travel, work, play, and the everyday.

When it’s time to get up and go this smart satchel is ready to hit the road! There are pockets and pouches aplenty, including one that’s soft-lined for gadgets and a mesh zip pouch for stuff to keep in view, but the piece de resistance is a matching key chain that clips right inside. Bye, bye lost keys! Other enviable features include the fully adjustable strap and the hidden water bottle pocket on the side. 
Available in 9 colors, I’m living life with my Plum Purple Cable Car Satchel! Made of 100% polyester, it is water repellent inside and out. The Cabel Car has a flat bottom and for the most part it can sit upright without falling over. The strap is comfortable and can be worn cross body or over the shoulder. The best part is that it has plenty of USEFUL pockets and pouches. Zip closures and one magnetic closure.
Whether hitting the road or flying the skies, this snooze inducing blanket and pillow set will quickly become a travel staple. Made from ultra-plush fabric with squishy ears to squeeze, these bears beg to be cuddled. Just remove the blanket, inflate the pillow, and slip it into the cover. And don’t fear spills—the blanket and pillow are machine washable.
The lug® collection of undercover bears is a cuddle team of different bears/agents. Different colors, faces, names, and personalities!! Agent Gomer, the green bear, is “the natural choice for all things that sprout, bloom, and spring forth. From roses and daisies to radishes and string beans, this bear grows it all – a greener paw, there could never be. A journey with Gomer is sure to bring good luck and reinvigorate when it’s time to take cover.”  
Unzip the bear & inside is a blanket and inflatable pillow
Put the inflated pillow back into the case
Lug® aptly selected Agent Gomer for my review knowing that we are two “green” peas in a pod. I’ll call this blanket + pillow combo a traveler’s gem. Beary snuggable. And NOT just for children! 

Pillow Case Size: 11″w x 9″h x 3″d
Blanket Size: 35″w x 46″h



LOVE lug® Happy Valentine’s Day

Notes From Dawn received a cabel car satchel and an agent Gomer bear from lug® in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.



Patrick Bornemann, “globe trotter and world citizen”, has put his talent to good use and his discipline has resulted in great art. He currently resides in San Francisco and makes his art available at his Etsy store, Art California. His works are alive with color and I was instantly in love with “The Blue Cat”. Originally done on canvas, this print is captivating.

The Blue Cat came to me and sat on the piano. He said: Please play music for me and I will grant your dream. I played and I made this painting when I woke-up. -Patrick Bornemann


I like the look of the black mat. But love the look of the blue cat with a cream mat and cream frame. (my apologies: pics appear more white than cream)



The first time I read Patrick’s bio, his happiness comment stuck out: “I produce only when I am happy”. I’m glad that he has occasion to be happy because his God-given talent and the discipline required in turn makes others happy, too. A verse and a quote come to mind:

Proverbs 16:20

New King James Version (NKJV)

20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

About Patrick

PATRICK BORNEMANN was born in Africa, raised in Europe, and currently lives and works in California. Residing on these three continents has made him a multi-cultural artist. His artistic training was accomplished in Marseille, Nice and Venice. While living in France he worked for the French government as a teacher for “The Council of Architecture Urbanism and Environment”. He later worked for the government of Monaco as a scenic artist for various international venues. His medium is all natural pigments and his paintings have been sold in auction houses in Paris and Monaco. He is referenced in the International Art-Price. I paint what I see with a magnifying glass and I play with colors.

I paint people and places that I love. I paint both with fantasy and reality. I love painting on large size canvases, and I produce only when I am happy.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Patrick Bornemann for his participation and for print #11 of “The Blue Cat”.


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