Photos to Coloring Books

This was a fun addition to my Etsy Store. I have a photo app that lets me do all kinds of fun things with photographs; making custom cards and even personalized coloring books. You can see samples of the coloring pages as well as the “embellished “ photos that make beautiful, one of a kind wall hangings or all kinds of fun things, like coasters or a deck of playing cardsat my Etsy Store, Parlor House Boutique. A link to the store is in this post.

These make great gifts for people who are hard to buy for and don’t really need anything. An elderly grandma or grandpa would love a personalized coloring book of their kids, grandkids, pets…you name it.

I taught an Art Class once for residents at a Senior Assisted Living Center. They LOVED coloring their own portraits that I had printed on heavy card stock and changed into drawings to be colored.

Please check out the video in my shop of kids ranging from youth to teen water coloring their photos changed into a coloring page with lots of blank spaces to color in.

Before Photo…

Photo to be colored.
Enhanced Photo…
Photo to be colored.
Sample Coloring Page
Sample Coloring Page
This 14 year old colored his photo amazingly!
Original photo of above painting.
Enhanced Photo

See more of these in my Etsy Store now.

Author: Mary Catherine

• Published writer that used to contribute a monthly article on any given subject to my local newspaper. I am no longer doing this and miss it. • Owned my own custom paint store, "Wild Woods". I called it "wall art" that consisted of murals, glazing, faux painting and also painting vinyl garage doors to look like wood or metal; usually copper. • Have had an interesting past 14 years living off the grid in a remote area in Southern Utah near the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in a progressive community that held many informative events with guest speakers, including a number of published authors, and hands-on exercises in various self-sufficient living. No longer living there. • I have another blog about grandparenting. This is a subject near and dear to my heart nowadays. *As part of "the sandwich generation", I was caught between helping my adults kids (usually with their kids) as well as caring for an elderly parent, my mother, who was suffering from dementia. I want to do some writing on the aspect of full time care givers to people with Alzheimer's as well. I feel I have learned a lot about this. ~ What a Juggling Act! Somewhere with all those balls up in the air, my own dreams had been put on hold for too long and now, after losing my mother just recently, and my grandkids in school, I hope to rekindle them. My husband and I are super busy doing major remodeling jobs on a house we purchased two years ago as well as extensive yard work. The house and yard projects, which include the restoration of an old cottage built in the 1800's that sits on the far, back corner of our three-fourths acre lot we own are keeping us both really busy. Amidst the ongoing projects, I try to squeeze in a moment here and there to work on my blogs. Creativity has always been an essential part of who I am and when I stop doing things like this, I feel like a robot mechanically moving around, just getting the necessities done. Art, Music, Writing, Gardening, Home Interior Decorating, Water Activities like swimming and kayaking are the things I crave and try to find time to do. We have to "make it a good day"!

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