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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An Art BooK: Coloring for Everyone

Title: Joel's GeoJumble Twist & Tumble Coloring Book, No.1
Paperback: 128 pages
Author: Joel David Waldrep
Publisher: Volar Media llc
ISBN-10: 0984686002
ISBN-13: 978-0984686001

Reviewed by Mary Robertson originally for

This is an amazing coloring book, packed with challenging geometric abstract designs. Each page is dedicated to one design, printed on one side, so you wont have to make any sacrifices while using markers that may bleed through to the next page. Bright white paper with a smooth texture. All of the designs fit together very nicely too, without there being any repetition. I'm impressed every time I open it, just to look through it and choose my next coloring activity. For me, coloring is a meditative and relaxing process, and this book is perfect for that. Do use sharp colored pencils, and fine point markers. I really like the effect of opaque gel pens on top of markers. Sharpie markers are excellent, but use an extra sheet of paper between designs, just in case you're heavy handed like I am, and tend to color hard. This book is a must have for any coloring enthusiast looking for fresh designs and a challenge.

Mary Robertson is a watercolor artist residing in the desert Southwest. She holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Mexico. Mary's talents range from large scale abstract oil paintings, watercolor fantasy landscapes and more. She maintains an extensive collection of sketch books of ink drawings as an "idea bank" for future works of art. Mary's artwork is on display at the Wooden Cow Gallery, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Examples of original artwork can be seen at

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