Friday, August 7, 2015

“Whimsical Inspirations” blog hop and giveaway

Have you noticed that beautiful coloring books for adults are all the rage these days? Seems like everyone is doing it this summer. It’s a great way to relax and be creative. My friend, Jamie Fingal, has a new coloring and painting book out. It’s called Whimsical Inspirations: A Coloring and Painting Book for the Artist Inside Everyone. 

Jamie drew her designs with a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point black pen.  There are 12 coloring pages, and all are printed on heavier paper, so you can use paints and markers. Just put a separate piece of paper behind the page you are coloring, so if there is anything that goes through the paper, the next page will be protected. It has a chip board back and a coil binding so it lies nice and flat while you work.   

You can color them in with colored pencils, crayons, markers, or watercolors. (I used water colors on my page at the top of this post.) There are houses, flowers, teacups, campers, dresses, and sewing- inspired designs. After that, you could frame them, or fold them in half to make a beautiful card for a friend.

Jamie self-published the book, and it is available on her blog (just look for the buy button on the right-hand side). U.S. residents only. $19.95, plus shipping and handling, via USPS.  California residents pay tax. 

To celebrate, Jamie’s having a blog hop, and she’s going to give away two copies of the coloring book (U.S. residents only, please). So for a chance to win, please visit all the blogs below and leave a comment by noon (Eastern Time) on August 10.

Sunday, August 2 - Jamie Fingal

Monday, August 3 - Lyric Kinard

Tuesday, August 4 - Leslie Tucker Jenison

Wednesday, August 5 - Desiree Habicht

Thursday, August 6 - Deborah Boschert

Friday, August 7 - Susan Brubaker Knapp

Saturday, August 8 - Sue Bleiweiss


  1. I think Jamie's flower coloring page is my favorite! Linda

  2. My favorite childhood activity back creatively

  3. Love the idea of coloring books for adults! I also adore Jamie's fabric line.Looks like her ideas are combined here.

  4. I love Jamie's black and white drawings. They would be fun to color.

  5. Jamie's coloring book looks great! Would be good to have handy to relax with a few water colors.

  6. Hi Susan. I love how you used watercolor on the flowers page in Jamie's coloring book. I especially like the white spaces you left because it seems to make the flowers "pop". Have a great day!

  7. I love these coloring books. Just wondering if permission would be given to enlarge and color on fabric?

    1. You'd need to get permission from Jamie, Kathleen. Her e-mail is

  8. My order of coloring books arrived yesterday. I plan on adding this book to my collection.

  9. Ive never joined in a blog hop before, but Jamie's coloring book and the wonderful list of participants grabbed my attention. I just had to visit each on the list and browse the blogs. Coloring and painting the pages of Jamie's book will be a bonus if I win :). Thanks very much.

  10. Love the happy colors and perfect for quiet time. vivian helena

  11. I am so hoping I win this book. I love it and all of the artists in the blog. I have stencils by Jamie and so love them.

  12. 🌸🌺🌻🌹🌼 Flowers, flowers, flowers.

  13. I love the colors and whimsy! I hope to win!

  14. I love to color, and Jamie's book is delightful. Thanks for the chance to win!


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