Color your own succulent garden! Sensational Succulents brings together two sweet and popular trends: coloring for adults and succulents. Featuring 75 illustrations drawn by Laura Serra and based on photographs from Debra Lee Baldwin’s bestselling books, it is filled with a huge array of succulents, the relaxing patterns that naturally occur in the plant world, fun mandalas made up of plants, and hours of restorative, creative fun. The illustrations appear on only one side of a high-quality paper that supports a variety of mediums, including pencils and markers.
|Publisher:||Timber Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Debra Lee Baldwin, an award-winning photojournalist, is widely hailed as the “Queen of Succulents.” She helped launched the gardening world’s interest in succulents with her first book, Designing with Succulents, and with her two other books Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplified. Baldwin’s own half-acre garden has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, San Diego Home and Garden, and other publications.
The child of Sardinian immigrants, Laura Serra was raised in a small German town at the border of France. She began drawing at the age of two and never stopped. Her work has always been influenced by two seemingly unrelated subjects: typography and portraiture. With pencil, paint, ink, thread, pixels, markers, and coffee, Laura explores the relationships between characters and curves, letters and faces. See more of her work at lauraserra.org.
Read an Excerpt
Succulents, like seashells and snowflakes, embody nature’s exquisite patterns and geometry. To provide the images for this book, I sorted through hundreds of photos, selecting those that present succulents at their most beautiful. Berlin-based artist and illustrator Laura Serra transformed my images into the inspiring drawings on these pages. Now it’s your turn! Take these gorgeous plants to the next level by creating artworks that perfectly express your taste and style. Happily, succulents come in all colors—including sky blue, lavender, teal, orange, and chartreuse—so feel free to use a variety of hues and to create dramatic combinations. As you bring these drawings to life, you’ll participate in a transcendent process: making already lovely plants even more so. It’s an honor to provide inspiration for your artistry!