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A Super Boy battles a Super Foe….while coloring :)

A good friend of mine has an amazing little boy named Landon, full of love and compassion. This little super hero happens to have cancer.

Our super hero just received a special package from me.
A coloring book featuring him as the hero and his cancer as the foe, and the epic battle that happens.

Please visit this link to learn more about Landon and his story.

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Here are a few pages from the coloring  book:

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Provide me a good caption…and I gift you a card ;)

Hey All! I just drew this today as an idea for a new Greeting Card but Im lost for words…I need all my moms out there to help give me a short and sweet caption that I can use on the card that goes with the message. Don’t hold back!

The person with the best caption will receive a free downloadable greeting card of their choice from my shop!

Please post your caption on my Facebook page (to keep it all together in one place 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-by-Amber-Rose/217565974990095

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Shout Out to TĂŒrkiye! “Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı”

All of you may not know but my husband and I have lived in Istanbul for the last 1,5 years. Today is “Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı” which translates as “The Holiday of National Sovereignty and Children”) orrrrrrr just “Children’s Day.” So I thought it was due time to represent our Turkish home 😉

I heard somewhere that it is was the first country to celebrates it? Starting in the 1920’s I think…. I’m not.sure about the accuracy of that…anyone know?

Anyway…here here! to all the kiddies out there…especially the adorable turkish ones <3
Have fun coloring! Don’t forget to email me your colored pages so I can share them on my blog!

🙂

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To see more Color-A-Page coloring pages…go HERE.

Earth Day Color-A-Page

Hey Everyone!

Next Monday is Earth Day. It makes me a little sad that we only celebrate our mighty earth one day a year…it makes me even sadder that the other 364 days we are destroying her. I am just as guilty as the next person 🙁 I am too selfish to give up the commodity and ease that our modern life has provided us with even though I know how detrimental it is to our planet. But how do we change this? How do we revert back to a time without those commodities? Is it even possible?

Can we live without our bottled waters?… meaning we need our own well source, or going to the river each day to gather the day’s water ration?
Can we live without our vehicles?… meaning riding your bicycle, horse, or walking to and from the places you need to go?
Can we live without our computers and paper? … meaning we need to write on bark or rock walls and communicate in person?

Are we humble enough or physically capable to revert? Can we undo what knowledge has been done? I don’t think so.
I mean, this very project….Color-A-Page, encourages people to use their computers and print on their paper….I am just as guilty as my neighbor.

I think the more realistic question is… are we capable of using the knowledge we have to BETTER the way we live? To utilize our “advanced” noggins to come up with a non-destructive way to live with the commodities that we have? I mean, all the other “inferior” species on this planet have not destroyed our habitat. The deer and the trees and the fish in the seas… they live and they die, the circle of life. Our GREAT species seems to try and change that circle, and in the process eliminating all the other living creatures…why?

…..We truly will be the end of ourselves and it makes me really sad.

Sorry to be such a downer, but this is such a horribly depressing yet realistic topic.
But on a somewhat happier note, this weeks Color-A-Page is an ode to our Mother Earth, and Earth Day. May she live long.

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Color-A-Page Anyone?

Hey all!

I am just curious if anyone has downloaded any of the recent color a pages and has colored them?

If so….EMAIL ME your colored version as a jpeg, your name, age, and city you are from and I will share it on my Memoir!

Two New Cards – “Happy Mum’s Day” and “I Wuv You” Birthday

Two cards this week! An assortment of chrysanthemums for all the mums out there 🙂
And a little pup for those lovey-dovey birthdays coming up!

Both available on my Etsy site as a printables.

Enjoy!

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You can see more of my greeting cards Here.

This Week’s Color-A-Page: Swiss SechselĂ€uten Spring Festival!!

In the United States the 15th of April is a dreaded day….TAX DAY. I thought about drawing about that…but how boring is tax day? So I sniffed around the internet a bit and found this great Swiss holiday!

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The SechselĂ€uten (ZĂŒrich German: SĂ€chsilĂŒĂŒte) is a traditional spring holiday in the Swiss city of ZĂŒrich celebrated on the 3rd Monday of April, since the early 20th century. Following the parade of the ZĂŒnfte (guilds), the climax of the holiday is the burning of Winter in effigy, in the form of the Böögg, a figure of a snowman prepared with explosives. The custom of burning a ragdoll called Böögg predates the SechselĂ€uten. A Böögg (cognate to bogey) was originally a masked character doing mischief and frightening children during the carnival season. Popular tradition has it that the time between the lighting of the pyre and the explosion of the Böögg`s head is indicative of the coming summer: a quick explosion promises a warm, sunny summer, a drawn-out burning a cold and rainy one. The shortest time on record is 5:07 minutes in 1974, and the longest in 2001 with 26:23.

~ Wikipedia

Color-A-Page is heeeeere! “Qingming” whaaaat?

Qingming Festival. aka “Tomb Sweeping Day”

So I read about this really cool festival in some parts of East Asia…..Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some places in China.

Ever thought to respect the memory of your dead ancestors? I must admit I havn’t….until now! I think it’s a great festival! Who are we without our family and our history? So it has officially been added to Color-A-Page!

There are many traditional activities involves with this festival as stated in this article. But the most intriguing to me are the kites!

Flying kites is a traditional activity on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day. People like flying kites on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day, no matter in the daytime or at night. In the evening, they attach strings of little colorful lanterns to the kite or the thread, which look like twinkling stars in the sky, giving them the name “sacred lantern”. In the past, some people would cut off the thread when the kite flew to the sky, letting it drift to wherever the wind took it. It is said that this can cure diseases, prevent disasters and bring good luck.
~http://cn.hujiang.com

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Illustration – Custom Caricature Portraits

Made just for you!

Illustrations are hand-drawn with pen and ink by artist Amber Rose Francis, and then digitally colored and edited to match the photos provided.

For more information, or to get your own Custom Caricature Portrait Illustration visit my Etsy shop!

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This weeks Color-A-Page!

Its that time of week again! Hip hip Hooray! Color-A-Page!

This week marks the beginning of Semana Santa in Spain and in many other Catholic/Christian countries, ending with the infamous Easter Sunday. In commemoration of this renowned holiday I give you this week’s “Easter Cross” Color-A-Page.

Enjoy!

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