In honor of Edgar Allan Poe on the day of his death, I wanted to share this free coloring page (also as a fun coincidence yesterday was National Poetry Day!). This is sized to 8.5" x 11" so it should print out fine on standard computer paper. Please let me know if you need help.
I'm very excited to share that my blog has been selected for Top 25 Adult Coloring Blogs of 2016. I think I'm in some pretty awesome company with this list:)
I do apologize for the lack of posts on this blog, I'm much more active on Twitter and Instagram (both @odessabegay) but I do have plans to post more fun stuff here in the coming weeks. I happen to be in the middle of a new project right now that I can't wait to share but unfortunately it does mean that I'm extremely busy with work and it's going to be harder for me to make more timely updates until December.
For now I thought I'd share part of my moodboard from Little Birds:
Anyone else here using Pinterest? Yes? Then you're familiar with the hours long hole you can fall into with pinning and searching and adding to theme specific mood boards (I try to set a timer and limit it to two hours ... but that doesn't always work).
Whenever I start a new project I immediately go to Pinterest to collect ideas on themes, colors, and motifs. Most of my boards for work projects are actually private but I do like to maintain general boards when I come across things I want to save for later reference. At the moment, if you check out my Pinterest profile you'll see my Winter Board which was really helpful while I was working on my most recent book release Jingle Bells | A Christmas Carol Coloring Book.
In any event, check back here soon as I hope to post some freebies and more information on my process or things I'm working on. Also thank you to ColoringClub.com for having me on their list!
By the way, if anyone has any colored in pages they'd like to share, just @ me on Twitter or Instagram and I'll re-post it. I love seeing the work filled in. It feels very collaborative:)
AND last but not least, tomorrow I will be at New York Comic Con signing copies of my Edgar Allan Poe coloring book so if you're going to that stop by and say hi and get a book signed!
I'll be there from 3-4pm at booth #2054
Good news if you're a fan of adult coloring books, Edgar Allan Poe, Halloween, and FREE STUFF (and maybe if you're one of those people who just generally enjoys entering contests)! Not only is my Edgar Allan Poe Adult Coloring Book now available in stores and online worldwide BUT there are a few giveaways going on right now where you have a chance to win a free copy. Perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit a little early:)
Below are the newest ones but you can follow me on Twitter (@odessabegay) for updates on other giveaways as they come up, new books/projects, etc.
PS: For those who like to get into the Christmas spirit early, my third book Jingle Bells : A Christmas Carol Adult Coloring Book comes out on September 20th and can be pre-ordered HERE
I make moodboards all the time for my projects, so when I saw these examples by Danielle Jade Windsor on the Eclectic Trends blog this morning I was immediately inspired by their simplicity and creative layout choices. I don't often come across moodboards that feature so few references but also convey a strong and easy to understand message, so I find these pretty refreshing. They will definitely give me some new things to consider the next time I'm editing down my boards for a presentation. Here are a few of my favorites:
Coordinating with my surroundings!