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!

Postcards on the Edge

ONLY A POSTCARD, NO ENVELOPES
ACTION ITEM:
On March 15th, each of us mails Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing the Donald that he’s fired.

4 up on 8 1/2 x 11 - print them at home or a quick print outlet on card stock.

4 up on 8 1/2 x 11 - print them at home or a quick print outlet on card stock.

If each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’ll be setting a new record: over a million pieces in one day, with not a single nice thing to say.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Don’s famously thin skin.
Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump
Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let this maniac know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.
Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:
President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
It might just be enough to make him crack.