Easter – April 16

I just thought that I would begin preparing early for Easter this year and wanted to share this book and these few thoughts with everyone.

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So what do we think about when we think of Easter, religious connotations aside?

I guess the big one is the chocolate eggs that have been out on display in stores since the day after Christmas. How could we have missed them? They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and flavours. They fill entire aisles and carry a price tag, at least the brand name ones do, that would necessitate the taking out of a significant loan. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have even seen stands set up with all the requisite application forms next to the eggs at some stores. Come on! These are chocolate eggs, and I am pretty sure they were not designed by Faberge himself. Neither, I think, were these little guys.

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Anyway, moving on from my minor rant there, what else do we think of? I guess the standards are bunnies, chicks and general cute, furry, cuddly stuff. There are decorated eggs, the poor man’s version of the Faberge egg, one supposes, and baskets. Baskets of decorated eggs.

What else is there? I would value your thoughts on this. Please let me know in the comments about what images Easter conjures up for you.

Easter always evokes images of Spring, of new birth and renewal. A time of hope for the future.

Well I hope that you will forgive me for the following, extremely shameless, unabashed and even brazen, plug for an Easter coloring book.

What could be more relaxing this Easter than coloring those iconic images of Easter?

Creative Calm 17

Description

Coloring is not just for kids. It has been proven to be an excellent way for adults to destress, create mindfulness and slow down from daily life, all while enjoying an activity that you can truly make your own. Every effort has been made to ensure that this is an enjoyable way to spend your time, but paper quality is something we don’t have control over with this method of publishing, so please use the included sheet of paper behind your artwork to ensure that your chosen pens or markers do not bleed through to the next page. All pages are single sided to allow for framing and to help protect the next artwork.

There is no right or wrong way to color in the images in this book, and you are free to choose the tools you wish to work with. Markers, paint, colored pencils, pens – the choices are unlimited.

Sit back and unwind and let your stress melt away while you spread color across the pages. Relax and enjoy book seventeen, ‘Easter’ of this calming series.

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Happy Coloring!

PS: Assuming that you have made it this far, I really should have put this first, but then it wouldn’t have been a postscript then, would it. I digress! So if you are reading this then why not hop on over to the J and I Publishing blog where you can find information on releases of all of our books. I know. I know. You just want to get on over there to read about the adventures of our C.P.O, Chief Pig Officer, Sir Bacon. Whatever your reason, we would love to see you there.

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Perfect Mother’s day Gift

 

Mother’s Day UK – Sunday 26th March 2016

Looking for the perfect way to show your mother how much she means to you this Mother’s Day? Put a little color into her life with this themed color book.

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Description

Mothers are wonderful. They take the time to teach us, to help us grow and they love us unconditionally. Here’s your chance to show your favourite mum just how much she means to you with this special keepsake colouring book. This book is filled with images of motherly love to show the special lady in your life that you are thinking of her, any day and any time. Why just celebrate mum on a single day of the year? Show her you love her any time by offering her a chance to relax and enjoy herself as she uses her favourite art supplies to make this book truly hers. Created with mums in mind, this book has a little of everything for all different skill levels. Have fun and enjoy!

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Don’t forget this year. Your mother deserves a treat.

Majestic Reimaginings – New Release

Check out these amazing landscape adult coloring books with accompanying poetry. Go on! You deserve a treat 🙂

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At last! The moment that I know you have all been waiting for with bated breath. J and I Publishing are proud to announce the release of ‘Majestic Reimaginings’, a landscape color book for adults with accompanying poetry. Beautiful landscape coloring images are presented alongside a poem influenced by that picture.

There are two editions available, ‘Majestic Reimaginings’, and ‘Majestic Reimaginings: Illustrator’s Edition’. We hope that you enjoy them.

For a taster of what to expect see this recent blog post.

The information for both can be seen below:

Majestic Reimaginings

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Description

Majestic Reimaginings is a color book for adults with a twist. Lovely poems accompany these images to help you relax and feel the world of nature around you as you color your stress away. Take a few moments for yourself and unwind next to a peaceful river, or relax on the beach and listen to the sounds…

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Perfect Mother’s day Gift

 

Mother’s Day US – Sunday 8th May 2016

Looking for the perfect way to show your mother how much she means to you this Mother’s Day? Put a little color into her life with this themed color book.

mothers

Description

Mothers are wonderful. They take the time to teach us, to help us grow and they love us unconditionally. Here’s your chance to show your favourite mum just how much she means to you with this special keepsake colouring book. This book is filled with images of motherly love to show the special lady in your life that you are thinking of her, any day and any time. Why just celebrate mum on a single day of the year? Show her you love her any time by offering her a chance to relax and enjoy herself as she uses her favourite art supplies to make this book truly hers. Created with mums in mind, this book has a little of everything for all different skill levels. Have fun and enjoy!

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Don’t forget this year. Your mother deserves a treat.

Fancy an Afternoon Away?

So what do you like to do when you get a little free time? I know that many people have busy lives and don’t get a lot of free time, but just imagine that you get an unexpected break.

What would you do with that time?

Answers on a postcard, please. Oh, sorry, that was back in the 80’s, how about you just leave a comment. Drag me back into this technological age in which we now live.

Would you spend the afternoon with a friend? Alone? Take a walk? Go out for coffee? Let me know.

How about enjoying a coloring book dedicated to those activities that many of us would do if we got that free time. That Afternoon Away.

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Description

Are you longing for a peaceful day out with a friend? Imagine it…little city cafes and shopping, a leisurely walk through the park or by the river…sounds so nice. Now you can do all this without ever leaving your favorite pair of jammies and slippers. Color your way through these relaxing scenes by yourself, or invite a friend to join you as you enjoy an afternoon away. With designs ranging from simpler to more complex, there is something in this book for colorists of all levels. Have fun, relax and enjoy yourself!

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Don’t forget to let me know what you like to do on that afternoon away.

Personally I like to spend time with the woman of all my dreams. The love of my life. Whatever else we are doing.

Easter – March 27

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So what do we think about when we think of Easter, religious connotations aside?

I guess the big one is the chocolate eggs that have been out on display in stores since the day after Christmas. How could we have missed them? They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and flavours. They fill entire aisles and carry a price tag, at least the brand name ones do, that would necessitate the taking out of a significant loan. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have even seen stands set up with all the requisite application forms next to the eggs at some stores. Come on! These are chocolate eggs, and I am pretty sure they were not designed by Faberge himself. Neither, I think, were these little guys.

easter 2jpg

Anyway, moving on from my minor rant there, what else do we think of? I guess the standards are bunnies, chicks and general cute, furry, cuddly stuff. There are decorated eggs, the poor man’s version of the Faberge egg, one supposes, and baskets. Baskets of decorated eggs.

What else is there? I would value your thoughts on this. Please let me know in the comments about what images Easter conjures up for you.

Easter always evokes images of Spring, of new birth and renewal. A time of hope for the future.

Well I hope that you will forgive me for the following, extremely shameless, unabashed and even brazen, plug for an Easter coloring book.

What could be more relaxing this Easter than coloring those iconic images of Easter?

Creative Calm 17

Description

Coloring is not just for kids. It has been proven to be an excellent way for adults to destress, create mindfulness and slow down from daily life, all while enjoying an activity that you can truly make your own. Every effort has been made to ensure that this is an enjoyable way to spend your time, but paper quality is something we don’t have control over with this method of publishing, so please use the included sheet of paper behind your artwork to ensure that your chosen pens or markers do not bleed through to the next page. All pages are single sided to allow for framing and to help protect the next artwork.

There is no right or wrong way to color in the images in this book, and you are free to choose the tools you wish to work with. Markers, paint, colored pencils, pens – the choices are unlimited.

Sit back and unwind and let your stress melt away while you spread color across the pages. Relax and enjoy book seventeen, ‘Easter’ of this calming series.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Happy Coloring!

PS: Assuming that you have made it this far, I really should have put this first, but then it wouldn’t have been a postscript then, would it. I digress! So if you are reading this then why not hop on over to the J and I Publishing blog where you can find information on releases of all of our books. I know. I know. You just want to get on over there to read about the adventures of our C.P.O, Chief Pig Officer, Sir Bacon. Whatever your reason, we would love to see you there.

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F*cking, F*ck, F*ck, F*ck!

Check out Cuss ‘n’ Color, the new, truly adult coloring book from J and I publishing, with illustrations by Ionia Martin.

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J and I publishing (click to visit our spanking new blog–no, not new spanking blog…dirty minds) has been busy. I apologise that I haven’t been around much answering comments and dropping in to see how things are going, but I’ve been creating another Ionia masterpiece. (Really I’ve been messing around with art supplies like a little kid in kindergarten.)

For those of you who have one of those days recently, or know someone who has, here’s a little something fun to do. Sorry, Chris. I’ve tried to curb the swearing, but it is an addiction.

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J and I Publishing Author Page (We have tons more color books and this is the only truly adult one…kittens, puppies and all things innocent in the others.)

Ever just have one of those days where you want to randomly shout swear words but resist because you are at work or…

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