Forthcoming Release – Majestic Reimaginings

J and I Publishing are very proud to announce the forthcoming release of a new hand drawn adult color book by the very talented Ionia Froment. This book is a collection of diverse landscapes and is full of beautiful, majestic drawings. Each picture is accompanied by a poem by Julian Froment inspired by the landscape. This book will be available as both an adult coloring book and as a special artist’s edition.

As a taster of what you can expect from this beautiful book we have an image and the acccompanying poem for you. We hope that you enjoy them. Further details of the release will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

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Up Above

Suspended in the air,
An overarching view
Of beauty most fair,
To enter into

An old arched bridge,
Spanning a patchwork path,
A protective rail,
A merry laugh.

A watery artery,
Meanders past undulant slopes,
An exhilarating sight,
Feeding our dreams and hopes.

A forest of firs,
A vibrant firework display,
Red, green and gold,
Soothes our minds melee.

And down below,
Azaleas bloom,
Touching the banks,
With intense perfume.

Depths of the Ocean

I have always been rather fond of the ocean. Fascinated in fact. There is such a variety of life to see and interesting places to explore. I used to snorkel as a child, in the murky depths of the Atlantic ocean. Well in the shallows at least, and even there it was possible to see wonders you could never experience on dry land. In particular I have always had a fondness for fish, especially tropical fish. In fact I had a whole tank of fish of my own, all called Mr Bubbles, at one point.

So, enough of the random.

Check out the wonders and beauty of the deep in these two adult color books themed around the ocean.

Underwater World

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Description

Sail away into a world not visible from the surface. Here you will find a variety of plant and animal life under the sea to color and make your own. With a veriety of designs ranging in complexity, this book will suit your every coloring desire. Featuring single-sided pages for prevention of bleed through and easy framing, as well as hand selected designs, this book was created with the artistic minded at heart.

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Underwater Universe

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Description

The ocean is magical, beautiful, and mostly unexplored. Step into the unknown with this color book of beautiful and fascinating images for you to color and adorn as you choose. The images have been carefully selected to ensure a variety of complexity and different choices. Created with the colorist in mind, this book also features single-sided pages to prevent bleed through, allowing you to frame them and use a whole range of favorite coloring tools. Slip beneath the waves and relax as you color your own underwater universe.

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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.

Beyond the Stacks

Since this blog was for a long time dedicated to well, Life, Literature, and Lewd Comments it seems somehow appropriate that the latest release from J and I Publishing is a bibliophiles color book. With a multitude of reading nooks and books to color, this book brings pleasure to the life of any avid reader.

So take the time to check out this new release and broaden your horizons.

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Description

Step into a comfortable reading nook and pick up a book to relax with. In this color book you will find books, reading nooks and shelves filled to the brim for you to color and make your own. Take some time away from your everyday stress and bring these books to life. There are multiple styles of images included in this book ranging from easier to more complex designs, so colorists of all ages can find something to enjoy.

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Color Your Love’s Life this Valentine’s Day

Give the gift of colouring this Valentine’s day with Volume 8 ‘The Color of Love’ of the Creative Calm Adult Coloring Book series.

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Available here and now.

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Make your someone special’s day extra special this Valentine’s day. Put some color into their life.

Stress Relief

Stress is a natural part of daily life in the modern world. From the trials and tribulations of the world at large, the idiot that cuts into line at the store, to the moron that cuts you up at the intersection. There is no avoiding it. It pervades everything we do.

So what do we do about it? How do we deal with this feeling that can gnaw at us until it drives us crazy?

There are a multitude of accepted techniques for dealing with stress such as a beer after work, chain smoking, relaxing with your other half, exercise, meditation, yoga. The list is endless. But what works for one, may not work for another.

How do you deal with the rigours of life, the stresses that get to you?

One newly accepted method is that of adult coloring. Not the coloring we all did as kids, or continue to do with our own kids, but a different kind of coloring. Adult coloring. Pictures and patterns that are more challenging for the adult. Those that stretch us, and in my case, often the ability to see without a magnification aid.

What do they do? How do they help?

Adult coloring books stretch and challenge our minds and abilities. They allow us to perform a physical task, whilst our subconscious minds to wander, whilst our conscious minds work on color selection, patterns, symmetry, and yes, staying inside the lines too. Always important whatever your age.

So, how about you tell me how you deal with the stress in your life, and maybe give adult coloring a try.

Here is a good place to start. I will even make things easy for you and provide links for whether you are in the US or the UK. You cannot ask for more than that.

Give it a go.

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Have fun, destress, and enjoy..