October Newsletter 2016

New Digital Paintings
My New Coloring Book is Out!

In my Summer Newsletter I announced that I finished my 50 state birds and flowers coloring book for Fox Chapel Publishing and it had gone to print. This special October Newsletter is to tell you I just got my samples from Fox Chapel and they look great! No, I'm not bragging about my art. I mean the quality of the book is great. The lines of the drawings are dark and crisp, the paper quality is good, and the print colors are accurate. It's a well-made book. So I wanted to get this newsletter out and share some images with you. Scroll down for images, more info, and a link to how you can order my new book on Amazon!

Birds At Home Coloring Book by Crista Forest

Birds At Home Coloring Book by Crista Forest

Birds At Home Coloring Book by Crista Forest

Birds At Home Coloring Book by Crista Forest

As I said, it's a good quality book with nice paper and print. Each coloring page is one-sided and perforated so you can easily remove them from the book and frame your finished image. The book also includes some smaller, postcard sized images to color and give away or trade, or mail as postcards, or perhaps use in scrapbooking. Each drawing has the name of the state, bird, and flower on the back. In addition to the line drawings you get to color, there are also colored-in samples, and tips for coloring, to give you ideas and inspiration. If you're not into coloring, consider giving this book as a gift to someone you know who does enjoy coloring or is a bird lover, or perhaps even someone who is interested in US history and would like to learn about these state symbols. Click the link below to to see more information about it on the Amazon product page, and order your coloring book in time for Christmas. These are the perfect size for use as stocking stuffers. :)

Buy Birds at Home Coloring Book: 50 State Birds and Flowers here

New Owl and Full Moon

In time for Halloween I also have some products available with a new owl and full moon, complete with spooky bat silhouettes in the background. Here a just few samples of the products you can find in my Zaazle store featuring this image. Check out the entire Halloween owl collection here.

Owl and The Full Moon Medium Gift Bag
Owl and The Full Moon Medium Gift Bag

Owl and The Full Moon Doormat
Owl and The Full Moon Doormat

Owl and The Full Moon Paper Plate
Owl and The Full Moon Paper Plates

New Licensing Contracts

Here are some of the new licensing contracts that have been signed since my last newsletter.

My whitetail deer painting, Hilltop Retreat, and my birds in a maple tree painting, Maple Tree Marvel, have been licensed by Artecy Cross Stitch for use on cross stitch charts and pixelhobby kits.

The bluebirds and birdhouse painting, Bluebird Garden Home, has been licensed by David Textiles for use on fabric and no sew throw kits.

My goldfinch and birdhouse painting, Goldfinch Garden Home, has been licensed by Dicksons, Inc., for use on flags and mailbox covers.

birds in maple tree painting goldfinches painting cardinals and Christmas garland painting bluebirds painting

Newly Released Products

Here are some of the new products now available featuring my licensed artwork.

My birds and garden birdbath painting, Fountain Festivities, is now available on mailbox covers and garden flags. Click the images or links below to order on Amazon.

birds in bird bath garden flag

Fountain Festivities 2-Sided Garden Flag Size: 44" H x 30" W

birds in bird bath mailbox cover

Fountain Festivities Birds Mailbox Cover

My Guernsey cow and calf painting, Cream and Sugar, is now available on garden flags. Click the image or link below to order your flag on Amazon.

cow and calf garden flag

Cow and Calf Large Flag 28 inches by 40 inches

My cardinals and Christmas bird feeder painting, Cardinals Christmas Feast, is now available on jigsaw puzzles. This puzzle is a special holiday edition and won't be available after Christmas. So if you'd like to have one, order soon! Click the image or link below to order on Amazon.

birds in bird bath mailbox cover

Ravensburger Cardinals Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

Art Sales

Visit my Art Sales page for Limited Time Offers and Discount Codes for savings on your entire order of art prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, apparel, phone cases, and more purchased through pixels.com or one of its affiliate sites.

By the way, Pixels.com is part of Fine Art America, a print-on-demand service that I have been using for several years to produce high-quality fine art prints of my work. So you can find my art on either of these sites and you can trust all of them to provide you with the same high-quality prints and excellent service. Both sites sell prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, duvet covers, tote bags, and shower curtains but you can only purchase phone cases, and apparel on Pixels.com so I recommend you visit Pixels instead of FAA to get more options. You should be able to use the same sign-in name and password for both sites so you won't have to register again for one site if you're already registered with the other.

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