Johanna Basford Christmas Colouring Book giving back during the holiday season of 2015
Johanna Basford’s fans have been clamoring for this popular young illustrator to create a Christmas colouring book and she has done that and more. Not only did she create a downloadable mini Christmas coloring book for her fans but she is asking for a donation for a wonderful charity (Mary’s Meals) and raising money for those in need in a completely selfless act. If I didn’t already love her so much, this would tip the scales.
She has shared this image above to get us all so excited. As you can see she used the Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencils for her work because of their ability to be sharpened to a very fine point without breaking. Instead of me babbling about it, I will let you hear it straight from Johanna and you can see for yourself what a sweet spirit she has.
As Dec 1, 2015 10 a.m. MST she has raised £3,269.67 with 513 donations! (less than 24 hours)
As of Dec. 7, Johanna is at 117% of her goal raising £11,730.30 in 7 days.
It’s quite easy to donate and download these four wonderful holiday images and Ms. Basford has given you full permission to use them to create to your hearts desire. Transfer them to cloth the embroider, burn them on a piece of wood, make them into stencils for your window, the choice is hours and you can print them as many times as you would like to.From Johanna… “A little request… Please do not forward the download link or post it online. This is a charity project, so let’s keep in the spirit of things and try raise lots of money for those hungry kids. –
And a boring note…
All artwork is copyright Johanna Basford and although I’m delighted for you to use the illustrations in any of your personal projects, they should not be used in any commercial applications or on items for sale. (So make your Mum that embroidered cushion, but don’t flog them on Etsy!)
Johanna has paired with Mary’s Meals this year a charity who feeds hungry children.
We are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty.
Mary’s Meals is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. We consist of, respect and reach out to people of all faiths and of none.
Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. Working together, we believe that can be achieved in this world of plenty.
Donate to Mary’s Meals & download the Christmas Colours book here.
You can donate any amount but Mary’s Meals tells us that £20 (~$31 US) feeds 2 children for an entire school year. To use paypal on the link you need to switch over to GBP Paypal will figure out the exchange rate for you.
If these four images aren’t enough of Johanna Basford’s brilliant art work to color in for you, we understand.
Pre-order Johanna’s Christmas NOW
For this fun and festive colouring book Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.
Johanna Basford’s Coloring Books (so far)
Johanna Basford’s Artist Edition
(20 Large single sided images on artists paper)
Johanna Basford portable colouring (for the truly addicted Basfordians)
- Secret Garden Postcards
- Enchanted Forest Postcards
- Secret Garden Notecards
- Secret Garden Journal
- Secret Garden Mini-Journal
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