Colouring Book Launched

Colouring Book for Adults printable Exotic Designs. Instant download.

Exotic Designs Colouring Book for Adults is now available in the store!

I’m thrilled to announce that I launched Exotic Designs as an instant download PDF eBook last week and it has now been downloaded by people from all around the world!

And the best thing about buying a colouring book as a PDF download? You can print each page as many times as you like! Better still, my Newsletter subscribers get any of my books for 50% off! Scroll down to get your discount.

Colouring Book for Adults printable Exotic Designs. Instant download.

Most of the colouring books available in shops and online have drawings on both sides of each page.

I have read a lot of customer reviews for these books online and that is the one thing that irks most people. When you colour a page with your pencils, gel pens (or whichever colouring  tool you choose), it ruins the drawing on the back of the same page. That makes it harder to get good colouring results on either the first or the second drawing.

When you print my book, you can print each drawing on an individual page (or have it printed for you at a larger size). And you can print the colouring pages at home on art paper!

Here’s a sneaky peak look inside the pages of Exotic Designs as a one minute slideshow on my YouTube channel.

 

You Have Paper Choices for Printing at Home

  1. Regular copy paper.
  2. Drawing pad paper, cut down to size to feed through your printer (or buy an A4 or A3 drawing (cartridge paper pad).
  3. Watercolour paper, cut down to size to feed through your printer (or buy an A4 or Large A3 watercolour pad).

 

Colouring book for adults Exotic Designs by Jenny Gollan instant download

Available in 3 PDF sizes.

Choose yours depending on your printer requirements.

SMALL – You receive both the A4 and the U.S. Letter printable sizes in one purchase.

In Australia we commonly print in A4 paper in our home printers. In the U.S. the Letter size is more commonly used. You receive both book files but please choose carefully before you print your book.

LARGE – You receive the large A3 PDF printable size.

Many people have access to the large A3 printers in their work offices. If you would prefer to print the larger size but you don’t have access to an A3 printer, you could always take the file to your favourite local print service and request and A3 print size.

The following images are courtesy of Slavenian artist, Mojca Fabjan, who sent me these photos of her colouring work on my Peacock and Goddess drawings from the Exotic Designs book. Mojca featured these drawings on her blog HERE.

My Peacock drawing Exotic Designs coloured by Mojca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASY DOWNLOAD & PRINT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Simply download and save to your computer.
  • Open the PDF and print the pages on copy paper, drawing paper or watercolour paper.
  • Grab your pencils and colour!

I have printed my PDF book AND coloured it in using simple copy paper through my inexpensive home printer and it works perfectly. I’ve also printed it at home on both watercolour paper and drawing cartridge paper. Both printed out with magnificent results. So …. you’re not limited to the quality of the end result. Experiment with paper types because you can. As I mentioned earlier, you can print each page as often as you like.

Drawing / Cartridge Paper Pads available in Australia.

Eckersleys Drawing Paper Pads
A4 and A3
https://www.eckersleys.com.au/products/eckersleys-cartridge-pad

Eckersley’s Cartridge Pad 20% OFF

This pad contains premium cartridge drawing and sketching paper. Suitable for use with dry media such as pencils, charcoals, crayons, chalks and sketching pencils.
Each pad contains 50 sheets of 110gsm acid free cartridge paper.

Watercolour Paper Pads available in Australia at:

A4 Watercolour Paper Pads at Officeworks.
Ideal for use with water colour paints, water colour pencils and light wash.
The Reeves Water Colour A4 size pad contains 12 sheets of 300gsm paper. Acid Free.
http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/reeves-water-colour-pad-a4-300gsm-12-sheets-ja0312400

 

Already selling like hot cakes all around the world? Grab your instant download copy now or Subscribe to the Newsletter for your 50% off coupon code in the next Newsletter.

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Colouring Book For Adults

Colouring book for adults Exotic Designs by Jenny Gollan. Printable instant download.

If you already follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest … you know that I’ve been working on a whole set of drawings for my very first Colouring Book for Adults! I’ve named my book Exotic Designs and it’s full of intricate hand drawn artwork and zentangle designs.

I’m so excited about the launch! I’m drawing like a woman possessed every minute of the day and only have a couple of pages to complete before I make it available to the public as an instant download and print eBook.

Why are so many adults taking up colouring in?

I’ve listed a few health benefits below but in short, colouring has a de-stressing effect and many psychologists are now recommending colouring in as a brilliant relaxation technique.

Below is a sneaky peak look at the ebook cover and one of the colouring pages that will be in my first, brand new colouring book for adults.

Colouring book for adults Exotic Designs by Jenny Gollan. Printable instant download.

Want to be first to hear about the book launch?

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about the launch, you can either join me on Facebook, follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or better still … subscribe to my FREE Newsletter to get this eBook for half price. My subscribers only receive two Newsletters per month but they are always full of freebies, discount coupons and all the latest colour news. Another way is to subscribe to this blog, where your comments are always welcome.

Colouring book for adults zentangle drawing process by Jenny Gollan.

Why colouring in is good for your health!

There are SO many reasons why you can benefit from colouring books. Physiologists from all around the world are now extolling the virtues for your mental, physical and emotional health by simply colouring in.

Not only does it help you to distress and focus, apparently it also ignites areas of the brain that we used as children but lost somewhere along the way as we became responsible, working, bill-paying adults.

  • Calming, destressing.
  • Aids sufferers of Depression.
  • Promotes general well-being and quietness.
  • Stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

Colouring book for adults by Jenny Gollan. Peacock print and colour. Printable.

I am having SO much fun creating these colouring pages that I know that it will be just the first of many colouring books. Of course, there’s no reason why your children wouldn’t enjoy colouring them in every bit as much as you will. But for now, because I know just how beneficial it is for YOUR health, if you haven’t already started colouring in …. I’m encouraging you to start playing with some colour. You’ll love it, I know you will!

Colouring book for adults. This book belongs to printable by Jenny Gollan Designs.

The best part about my Colouring for Adults eBooks is that once you have downloaded the pages, you have them forever and you can print them off as often as you like. And if you just LOVE one of your creations, you can pop it in a frame and hang it on your wall or give it to someone special as a gift.

I’m creating my colouring pages eBooks in two different sizes:

  • US Letter size, typically print at home size in the US.
  • A4 paper size, which we use on our home printers here in Australia.

It couldn’t be easier.

  • You’ll be able to download the entire book of zentangle art colouring designs in both sizes (US Letter and A4).
  • Save to your computer or tablet, ipad, phone camera roll.
  • Print on your home computer using regular printer paper or cut some drawing paper to fit your home printer paper requirements.
  • Grab your colouring pencils and start colouring!

Showcase Your Talents!

If you’re loving your beautiful colouring artwork – upload them to my Jenny Gollan Designs facebook page so I can show you off. 🙂

If you’re not on Facebook but you’d like me to show off your work for you, simply email a photo of your beautiful colouring skills and I will display them here on the website for you.

Want your Exotic Designs colouring book for half price?

Simply subscribe to my free newsletter by August 2015 and you’ll receive the 50% off Coupon Code in your next Newsletter.

Easy and free subscribe by clicking on the image below. Don’t worry about getting a tonne of spam emails from me ….. I hate spam as much as you do. I only ever send 2 Newsletter emails to my subscribers a month and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Are you already into colouring in? I’d love to hear about how it makes you feel, why you love it or how it has helped you mentally, physically or emotionally.

See you back here soon!

Jenny

 

 

 

 

Free Printable Calendar August 2015

Free printable calendar August 2015

Just a quickie post today to let you know that your FREE monthly printable Calendar page for August 2015 is ready to download via this month’s first Newsletter! That and, of course, lots more goodies. 🙂 This August, 2015,  you can add a little French Chic to your home or home office space. The artwork I created for the August Calendar is a simple ink and pink watercolour wash, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. You will receive 2 image files and these can be used either as a print and display calendar or as your computer or tablet / phone wallpaper or screensaver.

Firstly, I’d just like to say thanks so much to all of you who have given me such lovely feedback about this year’s collectable calendar pages. It makes me happy to make you happy!

Printable calendar August 2015 free download

As usual, the free monthly printable calendar download is for you, my subscribers, only. You will be receiving this and all the other brand new freebies, coupons and discounts listed below in the free Newsletter in the next couple of days.

August printable calendar free download

The August printable calendar will be available as both an instant download printable page to display however you like and as a desktop image to use as wallpaper or screensaver for your laptop, computer, phone, tablet or iPad screen.

Not a subscriber?

It’s easy and absolutely FREE. I only send 2 Newsletters to my subscribers each month. No spam, just freebies, discount coupons and news about my my latest designs.

In this month’s first Newsletter, subscribers will receive:

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July Calendar 2015 Monthly Printable

Printable calendar 2015 July

Here it is! The FREE July Calendar 2015 printable just for you, my newsletter subscribers. Oh …. and you’re in for a treat in the last Newsletter this month. Read on to find out what else I’d like to give you for free!

Printable calendar 2015 July

If you’re a first time visitor to my blog, you can sign up for the Free Newsletter HERE. I don’t send spam, promise, and your privacy is important to me – no third party will receive your details. I hate spam as much as you do!

My Latest Crush!

I just have to tell you … I have a home décor crush! I’ve been lusting after the look of crisp, fresh and feminine home office or studio spaces lately. Can you relate? I see photos of them all over the internet, in blogs, on Pinterest … everywhere. Pristine, clean, white desks with magnificent flower arrangements, expensive-looking jewellery cascading over the edges of pretty dishes and gorgeous art in frames to inspire whoever it is sitting at those desks.

I’m going to be honest with you though ….. my studio space definitely doesn’t look like that but I’m working on it. I’ve always felt that surrounding yourself and your family with beautiful things is good for the health. I’m not talking about expensive things though, just beautiful colours, smells and sounds. You know what I mean? Colour in your home décor, wall art, furnings, plants. The smell of home cooking or a beautiful bunch of flowers. The sounds of music, water, birdlife. It’s all good for overall health, I’m sure of it.

July calendar 2015 free printable

I don’t know about you but I’m into trying to recreate this sort of ‘look’ on a tight budget. Whatever we can DIY to enhance our home or office decor is a good thing in my book. You can leaf through glossy magazines, home decorating sites or Pinterest (drool) for hours and hours but if you can’t afford to buy all that is required, or even hire someone to decorate for you then … DIY is a great option when it comes to home decorating.

At the beginning of last month, inspired by the French chic, elegant watercolour images by Australian artist Kerrie Hess, I got to work creating my very own watercolour art calendar pages. This was a tiny step towards my goal of recreating the ‘White & feminine’ home office look here at home in my work space but I thought I’d share these printable calendar images with you for FREE in the 2nd (and last) You’ll also receive the desktop image version and a link to grab the Wifi Password printable, Newsletter of the month, just in case you don’t have yours already.

Wifi password printable for idea Tolsby frame.

I’m already working on loads of other downloadable home/office decor printable art to share with you to match this feminine theme. Along with those I will include contemporary black and white Printables to mix and match the décor theme you already have at home.

The June calendar 2015 printable was a huge hit but it’s not too late to start collecting the Calendar Printables, I create a fresh art calendar monthly page and uploaded it for you every month. I’ll be creating fresh designs as instant download files for my newsletter subscribers, completely free. Yay! Who doesn’t love a freebie?

Newsletter subscribe button for Jenny Gollan Designs Newsletter

This month, subscribers will receive (along with other freebies and $10 to spend in the shop and art gallery) ….

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June Calendar 2015 Monthly Printable

June Calendar 2015 subscribers only

Can you believe half way through June? The year is FLYING by! How’s the weather where you are? It’s Winter here in Australia and my thoughts are turning to hot chocolate, slow cooker casseroles and good movies on TV. All rugged up here in my home studio I’m working on new designs for you every day (except Sunday’s when I put brushes down and leave my cosy nest). And today I thought I’d show you just one of my latest projects – my very own watercolour 2015 Calendar Printable Pages. June Calendar 2015 subscribers only

Inspired by the elegant, French Chic watercolour & ink art of Australian artist, Kerrie Hess, I got to work creating my very own instant download and print calendar pages. A bit late, coming in almost half way through the year, but ….. better late than never. You will be able to collect the Calendar Printables as I upload them at the beginning of each month, starting with the month of June. I’ll be creating fresh designs as instant download files for my newsletter subscribers, completely free. Yay! Who doesn’t love a freebie? Here’s a sneak peak of the July designs. My hot pink watercolour pink flamingo.

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Win a Pet Portrait

Custom digital pet portrait realistic style

Enter to Win a Custom Digital Pet Portrait!

Competition closed. Congratulations to the winner, Lesley from Sydney, Australia!

If you’re a pet lover or if you know someone who is …. have you ever considered a pet portrait?

I’ve just created my first ever FREE GIVEAWAY competition on Facebook Woo Hoo! Scroll down this page for more info.

Enter to win a custom digital pet portrait valued at $75. No strings attached, simply enter your first name and email address to be in the running to win your very own digital pet painting. Click on the image below ⬇️ to enter the Facebook competition.

Custom pet portrait enter to win facebook competition Below are a couple of examples of my recent pet portraits. I paint digital pet portraits in a number of different styles including contemporary & colourful to traditional realistic art works. If you enter my current competition, you can choose any style & background you like for your favourite furry friend portrait.

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Free Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

Download Free Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

It’s been so long since my last blog post (sorry) but I have been working on plenty of new designs and art commissions behind the scenes. There’s so much I’m looking forward to sharing with you in the coming months, Freebies and How-To’s …. But, in the meantime, I thought I’d share a few of my simple free download Mandala iPhone wallpaper designs. Each design is formatted for either your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. More designs and phone sizes will be coming soon.

Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

Here are the instant download links ….

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8 Free Vintage Fonts

Vintage fonts display by Jenny Gollan

Vintage Fonts

I can’t deny it …. I love a good font and vintage fonts are perfect for so many projects!

Today’s post is just a quick one for you. I thought I’d share some of my favourite vintage fonts so I put a little graphic poster together. All of these fonts are free to download for personal use, some are free for commercial use.

Vintage fonts display by Jenny Gollan

I’m always on the hunt for fresh, new fonts to suit the projects that I’m working on and whether you’re making your own invitations for a wedding, a birthday card or you’re designing your own poster prints, vintage fonts can really make your projects pop.

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Facebook Cover Image

Create art on your iPad, Facebook image size

Create a Facebook cover image on your iPad.

DIY Facebook Cover Image Art – An easy step-by-step DIY using the iPad and an App called Inkpad.

Creating your own unique art work for your Facebook cover image is fun and really easy! I created the image below using an iPad app called Inkpad, available in the App Store. Of course you can use this same technique to create simple vector art for just about anything. My Facebook cover image for my personal profile. For more information on using Inkpad and installing custom fonts to your iPad, please read my blog How To Add Fonts To Your iPad.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An iPad.
  • Inkscape App for iPad – available in the iTunes App Store.
  • A Dingbat font from Dafont called Trees TFB by zanatlija.

I’ve created lots of Facebook cover images using the iPad but this demonstration will show you just how easy it is to create your very own. Inkpad and Procreate are my favourite arty apps. So if you’re like me and you love a little DIY, this is just the post for you! I covered how to install fonts to your iPad in my last post so I suggest you take a moment to read that post if you haven’t already.

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Art Makes Kids Smart

The benefits of creating art or why art makes kids smart and how to encourage their natural creativity

Art Makes Kids Smart

The reasons why art makes kids smart and how parents can encourage their children to enjoy creating it. The benefits of creating art or why art makes kids smart and how to encourage their natural creativity

Studies show that children who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being more creative. ‘Art makes kids smart’ is big statement to make and although I’m not suggesting that your child will become the next Einstein ….. creating art will definitely exercise and stimulate both sides of their brain. I’ve been enjoying a creative life since before I can remember. I was lucky enough to have been brought up by parents who encouraged individuality and creativity in their children and knew just how to go about it. I want to share my thoughts with you, not only on why art makes kids smart, but why it’s important to offer art activities as a part of your children’s lives.

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