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QUICK NOTE...Update: 6/25/19

Still working through things. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. You'd think we'd be back in our home by now, since the disaster occurred October 2018, but nope. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Inkspirations: Fruit of the Spirit - Coloring fun for everyone! - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we are pleased to help kick off the TLC Book Tours promotion for another great pick that deserves a spot on your wish list.  It's a celebration for a newly released title that fits perfectly with coloring craze sweeping the nation and is family friendly to boot.  So ready your favorite pencils, crayons, or markers, because we're diving between the pages of today's book of choice...

Illustrated by
Lorrie Bennett

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I must admit, I'm not the first to sign up for the coloring book options when they come around.  It's not a lack of interest, but the fact that my mind never seems to still enough to JUST color and let the worries of the world drain away from the moment.  Something about this one spoke to me though and I thought...why not? 

I gathered my supplies, deciding on a combination of colored pencils and markers, and my adventure began.  I like to take a spin through the pages, see what catches my attention and by jove, I adored the look of this dress... well as the things it says to clothe yourself with. Kindness.  Compassion.  Gentleness.  All these attributes and more are often in short supply in today's day and age.  Never hurts to have a beautiful reminder of just how their use can glam up any old occasion.  Next up, the two page spread that allowed me to put pen to paper and play as if I was Mother Nature...

I really had a good time with this one, choosing the boldness of the markers for the flowers while utilizing the blendable nature of the colored pencils for the foliage, basket weave, and "love birds".

I was quite fond of the final product and felt that the imagery the illustrator chose for the verse shared conveyed the message beautifully.  In the end, I can easily see this one being an escape for adults from the every day hubbub of life, as well as a welcome creative time for the kiddos.  The detailed, but not overly so, images present scenes that one could glimpse right outside their own window as well as things we should seek within our heart of hearts.  They truly strike a wonderful bond between the spiritual world and a simple pastime that just works.  But you don't have to just take my word for it...KEEP READING!  ^-^


Special thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!) For more information on THIS TOUR, this title, the illustrator, the publisher, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  To find out more about Inkspirations, click on over to their official site... ... where you'll see their entire line up (thus far), including some pretty awesome Color Me Greeting Cards

US only; no PO Boxes please.

Until next time...happy reading!


Victoria said...

I currently like high quality colored pencils.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I have a few adult coloring books that I really enjoy. This one has everything that I love - I need a copy!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Lauren said...

I like to use colored pencils.

Divine Design Art Studio said...

thank you so much Gina for the fantastic sentiments you wrote for my latest coloring book! I love that you not only enjoyed the experience of coloring the pages but you were drawn to the message and my interpretation of it. Just what I had hoped! :)

Lorrie Bennett
Artist/Inkspirations: Fruit of the Spirit

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