Featuring colorist Ronda Francis

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Learn to Draw and Color a Realistic Water Droplet

Happy November everyone! 

Here is a video tutorial, How to Draw and Color Realistic Water Droplets. Hope you like it.

If you would like to download an image an image to color from Etsy ($.99) click HERE . 

The entire book, COLORING DREAMS is also downloadable on Etsy right HERE

On Sundays at 3pm EST please pop over to my FACEBOOK page for weekly color alongs.

Bring colored pencils, a fine line marker or pen, and and eraser.

Hope to see you there.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

An Invitation to Color Along and Mini Pumpkin Drawing Tutorial

Please join us tomorrow for a coloring tutorial and a mini fall tutorial. 

The demo will show how to draw and color a realistic pumpkin. If you have Penelope's Garden coloring book--great! We will be using a page from the book. But never fear--if you don't, just grab a black marker or pen and your favorite colored pencils because the first five minutes will show you how to draw a realistic pumpkin.

If you would like to download a page from the coloring book please click HERE and pop over to my Etsy shop.

If you would like to use the free color along page click HERE.

If you would like to buy the coloring book click HERE.

And if you would like to learn to draw the pumpkin at the start of the hour and use it to color just bring a black pen or marker, Sharpies are great, and get ready to draw!

CLICK HERE to join!

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Color on!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Colored Pic from PENELOPE'S GARDEN

Here is an imaged from my book PENELOPE'S GARDEN that was colored by Ronda Francis. I just love it.

CLICK HERE and purchase before price increase!

Looking forward to more images colored by YOU.


Drawn by me, colored by Ronda--LOVE. xo


ERASERS! A Comparison for Drawing and Coloring

In the video I compared the Vanish, Mono Zero, Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, Sakura Electric and a regular old pencil eraser.

I liked the Sakura and the Vanish the best, but check out the video and see for yourself.

You can buy my Halloween coloring book here, PENELOPE'S GARDEN HERE.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Penelope's Garden Coloring Book Video Review

Thank you Jennifer Shaffer Art and Reviews for the lovely video review of PENELOPE'S GARDEN! Click below to watch.

Happy coloring everyone!

You can buy PENELOPE'S GARDEN right HERE

Friday, October 7, 2016

What is YOUR Coloring Personality?

This personality list was created by me for fun. I have NO credentials for creating personality tests, but I have been told it is accurate. 

Let's see if it is true for you too.

The Perfectionist: Everything you color is beautiful, but you are never happy with it. You like iced tea, coffee, or anything with caffeine. You may have every type of eraser known to man, but none of them work well enough for you. You love organizers and date books but never use them.

The Lone Ranger: You like to close out the world when you color. You may have a whole area or even a room dedicated just to coloring. Your taste in music ranges from a little bit country to a little bit rock and roll. You love scented candles.

The Over Indulger:  You might not stop for your cup of Starbucks, but it is very hard for you to pass up a great new coloring book, or pencil, or gel pen. You'll color in your pajamas, with the kids, alone, or with kitty on your lap. You are a bit afraid of spiders and kind of like it when you get the hiccups.

The Little at a Timer:  You think about coloring a LOT, but many times your find yourself finishing one leaf, a flower, or even just an outline. But that does not bother you a bit! It takes you a while to finish but the results are worth it. You like fuzzy slippers and a robe and would love a visit to the spa.

The Stalker:  You watch some of the coloring groups from afar but have never posted. You admire many of the pictures and feel a bit nervous about posting yourself. If you look carefully at your pictures you'll see you prefer cool colors with a pop of warmth. You love the holidays and always look forward to dessert.

The Picture Jumper: You have plenty of books, and you have started many pictures, but you have only finished a few. You are very excited to start, but soon see something new and can't wait to start on it, leaving your other picture half done. You love cookies and can't understand what all the fuss is about yoga. 

The Old Schooler:  You started coloring WAY before coloring was cool. You had the 64 color Crayola set of crayons when you were a kid, and possibly the scented markers. You may have even colored on Saturday mornings as you watched cartoons. You are addicted to pizza and wish it tasted like it did in the 70s.

The Librarian:  You may have dozens of books or only a few, but the ones you have are placed carefully on shelf or stacked where they are easy to view and accessible. You won't rip the pages out of the books to color even if it is much easier to color that way. You love cinnamon and have taken pictures of clouds or seashells.

The Combo: You are little bit of everything--or maybe none of the above! You can't be put into any of the above categories, and you might have a great love for animals and watching movies.

So tell me what category (or two) YOU fall into. 

Have fun! xo Dea

Buy my new best selling Halloween coloring book HERE.

Or and older one HERE.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

PENELOPE'S GARDEN is a #1 Hot New Release on Amazon

Penelope's Garden is climbing the charts.

Jump aboard the slightly spooky, very cutie coloring train. Buy now! Penelope is a perfect Halloween present for the little ones.

Have fun and thank you!

CLICK HERE to buy!

ENJOY!! Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Penelope the Witch is here in her first coloring book PENELOPE'S GARDEN.

Frolic through the pumpkin patch, help her water the nightshades, and count all the tiny mice in her enchanted garden. Don't forget to pet Midnight! xo 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Congratulations to the Penelope's Garden Coloring Book Giveaway

Congratulations to the three winner of Penelope's Coloring Book Giveaway!

Each winner will receive a copy of Penelope's Garden Coloring and a glow in the dark marker to light up the coloring book in the dark.

Thank you for entering!