Completely thrilled with the Foodie’s Colouring book and what a great idea!
I receive lots of coloring books like this but rarely do I get so excited when I start going through the pages. I am a Foodie and a Coloring Book Addict so the two passions in one place is perfect. First you get fun and fanciful foodie pictures to color in, all with a very unique style obviously hand drawn, none of this throw it together in Photoshop stuff. Next you get pages with quotes from notable Foodies like Julia Child to color in and hilarious pictures, a favorite is the octopus with different cooking utensils in all 8 of his “hands” I just received this yesterday and normally I wait to do a review but not so with this book.
As if the fun pictures to color weren’t enough, in the center of this book are some wildly YUMMY looking sweets photos with the recipe included. I think I gained weight just looking at them but will be heading to the store for ingredients today!
“Everyone knows a foodie or is a foodie themselves. Foodies love good food, good company, and sharing the tastes and flavours of a well cooked dish. In The Foodie’s Colouring Book, foodies can rejoice and relax as they colour in a variety of food themed images, take the foodie quiz, laugh at the foodie alphabet, and join the adult colouring book craze sweeping the world. For mindfulness or just for fun, The Foodie’s Colouring Book also includes a bonus cookbook section with sweet recipes to cook at home. Colour, cook, create!”
We were thrilled to be able to get a little one on one time with the illistrator of the Foodie Colouring Book Haylea Bridle.
I very much enjoyed the challenge of drawing food I wouldn’t normally draw. Oysters for example, I must say, were never at the top of my to-do list, however I think I can now say if ‘Oyster Anatomy; an intimate glance’ happened to be a topic at pub trivia, I’d be going home with the meat tray.
By testing my parents’ patience as a child. Things were drawn on that shouldn’t have been drawn on, using things that shouldn’t have been used to draw with. I called it my ‘experimental phase’, my parents’ called it their ‘blue phase’.
For this book, breakfast, lunch and dinner (aaand the many snacks in between) became edible inspiration. Humble snack expeditions to the fridge began to take a little longer as it transformed into 5 shelves of (at some times, decomposing) reference. A mere sandwich was never escorted to my mouth without a notepad as witness.
I am particularly partial to a fineline ink pen, and will often splash a bit of watercolour behind its ears to smarten it up a bit. If I am just drawing for me, myself and I, I will often just sketch in pencil with an eraser never more than half an inch radius away.
Others! I colored in the cover for The Foodies Coloring Book, and I can say at that point in time, I was experiencing very little therapeutic benefit that coloring in is known for, knowing that every line rebelling pencil stroke would be on show! As these illustrations were created with the intent of being black and white, there is nothing better than seeing someone breathe new life into them with color.
My favourite coloured pencils are by a brand called LYRA. They are so beautiful to hold, it makes you never want to pick up anything else again. They are smudge proof and waterproof too, especially handy for those susceptible to a celebrational weep once finished colouring!
These books are also available at the Book Depository possibly with less postage so check there as well. I’ll be coloring in this book very soon and sharing my results and thoughts about the paper on the social media channels so be watching for that, and luckily I received a set of Lyra Colored Pencils for Christmas so I’ll be trying those out first since they were suggested by the illustrator.
All those involved with this coloring book would love it if you use the hashtags #foodiescolouring #foodiescoloring or #foodiescolouringbook when you color in a page so they can see their creations brought to life by the colorists out there.
I recently saw this coloring book in the Target magazine section and thought it was a fabulous idea, combining two of my favorite things! Coloring and fabulous desserts. Each page has a cake to color and on the opposite page the recipe for the cake.
31 fun-to-color, mouthwatering word designs. Unique and playful illustrations feature the shapes of food items formed by a variety of related terms. Images include an ice cream cone, pancakes, pizza, cupcake, hamburger, fries, and more. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
Life is Delicious a spiral bound Coloring Cafe book
Coloring Books for Wine Lovers and Cocktail Fans
Stir and shake up some coloring and cocktail fun with cocktails like “You’ll SHOOTER You’re Eye Out!”, “It’s All About MEmosa!” and classics like the Daiquiri, Gin Martini and Pina Colada. Have fun following the Martini Diva on Instagram here.
She also has some holiday themed cocktails books to play in:
- Merry Martini Mixology Book – 24 Holiday’s with Seasonal Spirit
- Halloween Martini and Munchies Coloring Book
- Valentine Martini’s