I don't think I've shown you this colorful lady. I imagine she lived in Paris in the 1930's. Such a hair do.
This is the first thing I drew, one year ago, when I took up drawing and painting. (Remember I gave myself a two week at home art retreat? Goodness, that idea was a moment of brilliance. I highly recommend an at home retreat of any kind to anyone.) So, this lady. She was deeply inspired by a drawing I had seen on Etsy (and cannot seem to find the artist now to link to). I sat staring at a similar image on my computer screen, pencil in hand, and attempted to recall everything I had been taught in my drawing classes from years ago. Look at the shapes, not the image. Negative space... draw what you don't see. Way back then, I didn't have much success with those concepts, age 37 was the age of discovery for me.
I couldn't believe it when she appeared on my page. Immediately, I went down to the art store and proceeded to lose myself in a world of prismacolor pens, buying only eight or so to work with at first. I sat in the car after my purchase, sketch pad in hand, while my husband ran into another store for something quick. I colored my first leaf green and felt it was the most beautiful color I'd ever seen. The way the ink gently pooled into the edges of the leaf nearly hypnotized me.
I've been drawing ever since. Painting has found it's way into my exploration as well. It's crazy to think only one year ago this discovery was made, it's such a part of who I am now, life without it seems so far away.
I've gone on to offer many of my drawings and paintings to the world, and they have been kindly received by many. Thank you.
Over the last several months, I have read numerous emails asking if I'd ever make "coloring pages" available... my drawings, black ink only, you fill in the rest. How fun! Well, today that is exactly what I have in store for you! A FREE printable coloring page that you may use to your heart's content...
Wouldn't this make a wonderful holiday gift? Colored by you, placed in a frame... art for a loved one... or five loved ones! I should warn you though, you'll want to pull out your pencil sharpener and tune up your colored pencils - I am rather fond of tiny, intricate designs.
I recommended printing this on high quality paper if you have it, cardstock or something similar.
I hope you enjoy this coloring page...
I read these words recently on the t-shirt of Emily's friend at her poetry group. They made me smile.
To print your own click here - Download Everything will be okay
I have no way of knowing how many people will download such a thing as a coloring page - but I'm so curious!
Take your time coloring this page, enjoy the process, make it beautiful.