Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Library of Possibilities...







I love creating books.

One of my favorite projects has been creating coloring books filled with renderings from my pug and dog paintings for children of all ages to enjoy.

I have 3 volumes to choose from with a 4th on the way planned for 2009. Each volume has different pugs and dog pals so that each book is unique from the others.

Over the last several years I have created several children's books that I will share the details of how they came to be in future posts.

You can see them all listed on my website in the Books & Calendars section.

I have self published all of my books except for Emmitt & Olive on lulu.com . I just love Lulu.

Their print on demand technology has opened up unlimited possibilites to create without having to spend oodles of $ on printing like I invested in my first book, Emmitt & Olive.

If you have a book in your head that you would love to see in print, I highly recommend checking them out.

What are you reading? Many of my blog friends post book reviews and I always find them facinating. I would love to know what you recommend to read next!

16 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Melissa...I love the idea of your coloring books , congrats on the 4th one coming next year. I'll tell ya', even adults love coloring books, good therapy for what ails us. : )

Love your journals below...they just keep getting better and better.

Ruth

Laura said...

I suppose you wash windows too! You're amazing!

Fannie said...

Laura's comment is funny--the windows part.
Yes, you're amazing!

Kelly said...

What a great idea the coloring books are!

I have recently become addicted to Sudoku, which has really cut into my reading time. I need to start back up!

Lisa M Griffin said...

I will have to check that site out... thanks for the tip Melissa. The coloring books look fantastic too, I didn't realize you had such a collection.
My current guilty pleasure reads that I just finished were all four of the Twilight series of books. Couldn't put them down! =)

Tara's Art Camp said...

Your creative energy holds no boundries, I love what you come up with.
Tara

artpaw said...

Love the books. I have heard that blurb.com is good too for books. Have not tried them yet.

Unknown said...

you are like super woman Melissa!!! these are so wonderful and will make children so happy to colour....how do you ever come up with all these great ideas....

WOW!!!

Hugs
Diana

Nevis said...

Love your journals...saw this and thought of you!

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net//projects/leather_journal

And I just read the series (starting with) "Marked" by PC Cast and Kristan Cast....I highly recommend it!

Diane said...

Hi Melissa,
These are just the CUTEST! I love them! Hugs, Diane

marianne said...

Wonderful coloring books!
Thanks for the lulu link. Fun when I clicked it the site came in Dutch.
Today I have been talking with a friend about this matter.......
Thanks for keeping the idea alive!

Manon said...

This is so great Melissa! I absolutely love the coloring books! I've often thought of a book about the adventures of Otis I just don't have enough time! I know that you run on 2 hours of sleep per night.... lol....that's how you must get all this done!

2DogStudio said...

You are a well spring of ideas! This is a great one :) Happy day to you and Emmitt.

Puglette said...

Yay Books! I love them!
Hugs,
Puglette
:o)

Molly the Airedale said...

Another fabulous idea, Melissa! You're just full of them!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

dreameyce said...

Coloring books!?! I know a certion little 4 year old who'll really LOVE these!