Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Rosie Flo's Coloring Books Contest
Why, what do we have here?
Not one, not two, but THREE books to be won.
Copies of Rosie Flo's Coloring Book; Rosie Flo's Garden Colouring Book; and Rosie Flo's Animals Coloring Book have been donated by the publisher, Chronicle Books.
Chronicle Books shows once again how to do a coloring book. The pages are thick; there will be no bleeding through of colors. The pages invite markers, paint, water colors, and why yes, even crayons.
The Rosie Flo coloring books are the creation of English artist, Roz Streeten. As she explains here, her daughters inspired this line of coloring books: "The Rosie Flo colouring books evolved through hours of sitting and drawing with my daughters when they were small. . . . Dresses were the most popular items demanded of me and Sophie (now 12) would then do the faces, arms and legs. . . . Sasha (now 8) became obsessed with simply colouring-in.... I was fascinated with how they both maintained such prolonged interest with this way of drawing and felt there must be other like minded girls around."
All there books offer the best of both worlds, then; intricate dresses to be colored in, but blank space for the unlimited imagination of the young (or old) artist.
Want to look inside? The publisher's website offers a "look inside" feature.
Want to win?
OK, here are the rules. Sweet and simple.
The contest runs until next Tuesday, April 28th.
To enter, leave a comment about something coloring-book related. Your favorite coloring book; whether you HAD to stay within the lines or refused to make leaves green; your favorite Crayola crayon color; anything at all.
You have to leave your name (yes, you can use your blogging/commenting name for the comments) and an email address (I'll need a way to get in touch with you.)
I'll draw names at random, and announce the winners on Friday, May 1st.
A final word on just how cool these coloring books are:
They have their own youtube video.
No, I'm serious:
© Elizabeth Burns of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy