The images within were drawn by hand while using photographic references taken by the authors, and the glossary in the back of the book will tell you exactly what the flowers look like in nature. Of course; you are only limited by your imagination, so have fun and color them however you wish!
Not only is the book educational and fun to color, it was also designed with some very important requirements in mind. First among these, is that every image will fit within a standard 8x10 mat or frame without losing any part of the design. Since custom framing is so cost-prohibitive, the authors wanted to create a book that was affordable to display after it was colorized. Keeping that in mind, the authors decided that every drawing in the book would be single-sided so that bleed-through would never be an issue. This will allow the artist to choose a wider variety of artistic tools to color their pages with, such as markers, paints, and pens, and will also allow them to frame every single image if they so desire. When using paints or markers, it is recommended that a piece of cardstock be placed between the pages to act as a buffer and prevent bleed-through.
After careful consideration, the authors decided that the book would contain high quality, bright white paper rather than a cream or off-white, so that every color used would reach its fullest potential and brilliance. Once framed, the pages within would make personalized gifts, home décor, or wall art within a baby's nursery.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.14(d)|
About the Author
Alaskan Wildflowers is the first book in a series of educational adult coloring books geared towards celebrating the great state of Alaska. Both of the authors are deeply in love with the state they call home, and draw upon their experiences here to bring a unique voice to their new company. Karisse VanWingerden is a lifelong Alaskan, with native roots that link her to the Aleut tribes that inhabited this wild land long before American settlers ever arrived. Her heritage is rich with stories and a special way of life that has been passed down for generations. Her family still celebrates many of the traditions observed by their ancestors, from hunting and fishing, to gathering berries and trading stories around the fire.
Laura Brown was a military-brat who first stepped foot in Alaska in 1986, and instantly fell in love with everything it had to offer. After moving away and living in California, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Alabama, she finally got to move back to where her heart had always been. Even though she'd been gone for ten years, she fell back into life in Alaska as if no time had passed. She's lived here ever since, and considers herself a true Alaskan. Her love of flowers comes from her Grandmother, Honey, who taught her a lot about gardening, and who mailed her fresh tomatoes from her garden every year no matter where Laura lived. In 2009 Laura married her best friend, whom she'd met when she'd first moved to Alaska in 1986, and has 2 (sometimes) wonderful children. Laura and Karisse met in 2006 while working together, and became fast friends. The first time Karisse invited Laura fishing, her family welcomed Laura's family as if they'd always known each other, and taught them how to dip-net, fillet fish, and smoke salmon. The VanWingerden's are a wealth of information and are always willing to teach someone who wants to learn. Their fire is a great place to talk fish, trade stories, laugh and eat fry-bread.