Logo Longevity

It was such a wonderful honor to be highlighted in the Friends of Mt Tabor newsletter. Yep - my awesome neighborhood Mountain/Park - had commissioned me 15 years ago to create their identity and ... well it's still going strong - not to mention that they are an incredible group of volunteers keeping portland (not weird) but beautiful. Thank you FMTP! 

Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Logo design

Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Logo design

FTMP - Newsletter - 8/17

FTMP - Newsletter - 8/17

Celebrate World Environment Day

I started riding my bike to work a little over a year ago. And it has so many joyful benefits. I am able to listen to the birds in the morning. I poke along at my own speed. Often times passing the cars that are lined up in traffic. This image is a manifestation of how I feel on my bike every day that I ride. I want to share that feeling with you on this special day. World Environment Day. Get out and experience the weather; sun, rain or wind. And I hope you will enjoy this Bike Art Coloring Page - and find a tiny bit of inspiration of your own.

And if you feel like sharing your color vision please share on my FB Group - can't wait to see what you come up with:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredcoloring/

Blessings and Balance-
Lydia

Download a PDF here or copy the image below.

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Poster Advise!

I want to giveaway a Bike Art poster to some lucky soul. But first I need to have them screenprinted. And in order to have them screenprinted I have to choose what colors to use. THAT is where you come in. Please VOTE for your favorite version 1-4 options and I will randomly pick a participant to win a free poster. Mailed to you in June. Signed and numbered limited addition. 

Pick your favorite color combo and comment on which one you like best! I can't make up my mind...  

Pick your favorite color combo and comment on which one you like best! I can't make up my mind...

 

BikeArt - 1

BikeArt - 1

BikeArt - 2

BikeArt - 2

BikeArt - 3

BikeArt - 3

BikeArt-4

BikeArt-4

Please help me decide on the color combo. Every time you vote (or share with your friends) I will put your name in the hat for winning a poster. The contest ends Thursday, May 18th. I have to go to press with the artwork. The Posters will be 18" x 24" - hand screen-printed - signed and numbered limited addition. They will be part of the @Artcrank online poster gallery. 

Thanks so much for your help! Lydia

Sharing the Journey of Sacred Animals from Beginning to End

And everything in between!

The last page for Sacred Animals, Adult Coloring books for the Soul

The last page for Sacred Animals, Adult Coloring books for the Soul

This book series has been a journey for me as an illustrator, but more importantly it keeps on traveling. This is some of Cheryl's journey through Sacred Animals. I asked Cheryl a few questions about her coloring experience and these some of her insights.

What is it about these books that stands out to you?
For me what stands out in the books is the awesome artwork.

Do you have a favorite image? Have you gone back to color anything more than once?
I've looked through all my books and really tried to pick out a favorite image but just couldn't do it!  But I did especially love the Sacred Animals book.

Do you color a few pages (favorites) in each book? or is there another process you take?
No, I've never colored the same image more than once.  At least not yet, but who knows what the future holds?

Do you have a process that you usually take when approaching a new book?
My coloring process when I get a new book is to go from beginning to end nonstop!  No random coloring for me!

What are some of your favorite types of pencils or markers? Do you have a preference?
I love to color with glitter pens, crayons and color pencils.  Also  the Staedtler triplus fineliner is great for really detailed artwork.  Hardly  ever use markers since they tend to bleed through the page.

What do you do with your finished books or pages? 
When I finish a book, sometimes I pick out the best ones and have them framed.  The rest I leave as a heirloom for my daughters.

Are you still enjoying the process as much as you did when you started? (when was that?)
Yes, I still love coloring as much I when I started, which was about 2 years ago.  When I was a kid, I loved to color and was at my happiest when I got a new book and box of crayons.

Anything else you want to add to other coloring enthusiasts?
Coloring for me is a super stress reliever.  I just forget any problems and concentrate on what color I'm going to put where on the image.

One of the most amazing things about Cheryl and her coloring was that she starts at the beginning and keeps going all the way through to the end. I love that she has jumped into every page with passion and expression. What a gift for me to see.
 

Thank you, I am so grateful to Cheryl for sharing her journey with me. Color on Sista!