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Independent Drawing Clydesdale Horses

Hello to My Friends,

Clydesdales drawing progressWell, it has been a while since I have blogged. A lot has been happening since them, but I have finally found some time to sit down and write. We have made a major move after many years which took a lot of effort and energy! Those of you who have moved know what I mean! Ugg! Anyway, we are settling down to a routine and sure love where we are living. Now I need to pick up the pencils again and start drawing!

Here is my most recent drawing of some magnificent clydesdale horses. This was such an inspiring project and one that was quite challenging. This drawing is not in any of my coloring books. But, I think it is one that I will include in my table top book with a step-by-step explanation of how I created the drawing. It is so much fun creating, composing and coloring new drawings that I want to share  them with you.

We have been working in our new yard and are looking forward to the summer sunshine. It feels great to get outdoors. We love to camp and travel and share time with our family.

Blessings,

Terrie D

Fourth Coloring Book to be Published

Hello All,

Mild Things of the World coverWell, I am very excited to share with you that we are finally going to publish my fourth coloring book, Mild Things of the World, in just about two weeks!  Here is a preview of the cover of my book showing “Rosy the Goat”. It was so much fun creating all of these images of our favorite pets, animals and critters whom we all love and live with. I hope you enjoy having as much fun coloring them!

As life has it, right in the middle of completing the publication we are about to move. This is a special move bringing us closer to our children and grandchildren. They are my greatest inspiration.  Moving takes a lot of time and energy but I am looking forward to setting up my studio in our new home so I can continue bringing what I love doing best to you. My next project will be a table top hard cover book with some illustrations and compositions showing how I draw my coloring book images. It will contain the completed images of all four coloring books and many other individual drawings done over the past years.  It is a wonderful experience when artists can share their work and show others how we do what we do. I love learning and sharing with others what gives me great satisfaction and joy.

Blessings,

Terrie D

Burrrr!! Winter is Here!

Welcome to Winter!Horse drawing

We woke up this morning to icy snow everywhere. The temperature dipped to 29 degrees and we are expecting more icy rain through the week. This is a good time to stay indoors and avoid driving anywhere on those scary slippery roads. That being said, I have decided to stay home and take some time to write this blog while keeping the heater under my desk!!

We have been doing some revisions on my first three coloring books. You can order them by clicking on BOOKS on my website page.

Here is another example of one of the images in my fourth coloring book, which will be published this month. This is called “Psychedelic Horse”. It is one of my favorite drawings and was so much fun to work on.  I am sure you will spend hours coloring this whimsical horse and forgetting all about that cold wintery weather outside.

Stay warm! Blessings,

Terrie D

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to All.Cows & Chickens drawing

What a rush this year has been!! So much going on and we are nearly into a new year. Christmas is upon us and I am enjoying the festivities and family gatherings, especially  my new grandson, Calvin, born two months ago. We just stacked ten wheelbarrows of firewood and are ready for winter to begin. The days are shorter and the weather outside makes us want to stay warm inside. It is an ideal time to settle down with one of my coloring books, a hot steamy drink and some Christmas goodies to welcome in and enjoy the season.

With this year being so full of the unexpected, my goal to publish Mild Things of the World, coloring book number four has been pushed into January, 2024. The drawings and descriptions are all ready to go to the publishers for printing. Here is a sample of one of the “mild animals” that will be shown in my new coloring book. I love cows and red barns. And the chickens always add a farm flavor. Can’t miss the strutting rooster showing off to the hens! These are some of the many animals that have become domesticated by humankind through the ages and what I love to share so much about this new coloring book.

I am looking forward to getting Mild Things of the World out on Amazon and with Barnes & Noble Book Stores so you can get to coloring!!

Blessing,

Terrie D

I’m Back!

Hello Dear Followers,

It has been several months since my last blog posting. This summer was devoted to my ailing mother who has been in hospice care. She quietly passed away on September 3rd shortly after her 98th birthday. I am dedicating my fourth coloring book to my mother, whom was a strong, loving, beautiful and family devoted woman. She set a high standard for me as a mother and as a woman, living by herself all these years. I miss her strength and love daily but know she is now in Heaven with my father, who passed 20 years ago. They are finally reunited.

Parrot Drawing Progress

Now, I am focusing on completing my fourth coloring book titled Mild Things of the World with the goal of publishing it before the end of this year. Here is an image of a colorful parrot shown with the drawing in progress. I love the vibrant colors of the parrot against the background of large flowers. This was a very fun and enjoyable drawing and one I hope you will enjoy coloring, as well.

We are now into the fall season which brings the scent of cinnamon, pumpkin, apples, piles of falling leaves and cooler temperatures. I look forward to our first fire in our fireplace and cozying up with some hot chocolate and my doggie-dog, Tai. As my husband, Mark, says, “Life is what happens when you are planning something else.” So, I just look forward to what each new day will bring and savor it and leave the future to our Lord.

Blessings,

Terrie D

Summer Is Here!

Hello All,
Goat Drawing Progress

Well, summer is here . . . 89 degrees today!! That is hot in the Pacific Northwest. I love between 70 and 75 degrees, refreshingly cool but with a hint of warm.  So, I have about 60 days to complete my fourth coloring book to get it published in September. Whew! I could use a tall cold glass of iced tea!

Here is my “Rosy the Goat” image in progress to give you an idea how I work with my drawings. Rosy’s line image will be in my new coloring book for you to create your own coloring. There will also be several different activities including mazes, word searches and other fun stuff. This fourth book runs along my theme of “Wild Things”, only I’m coming at it from a different angle and calling it Mild Things of the World. There will be bunnies, kittens, goats, horses, dogs, sheep . . . . well, you get the picture!

I hope you have exciting plans for this summer. To add to the fun you could take along one, or all three of my coloring books with you and enjoy family time together! Stay cool.

Blessings,

Terrie D

Three Little Kittens

3 Kittens Drawing
Chickens drawing progress animated

Good Morning!

Here is one of my newest images for my fourth coloring book, Mild Things of the World. These three kittens are having a fun time romping around and playing today. They would love for you to join them.

I am now working on my “Five Chickens-“OK, What happened here?!” image to be added to Mild Things of the World.  It is not completed yet, but it gives you an idea as to how I work.  I think you are going to enjoy coloring these mild animals and seeing their many mischievous pranks and fun times.

I have found that my stress level has gone down considerably since working on these new images  and know your’s will too. Give yourself a break from this chaotic world and curl up with a cup of tea (or coffee, or …?)  and enjoy some real relaxing quiet time coloring.

Blessings,
Terrie D

Eugene, Oregon’s Barnes & Noble has my coloring books on their shelves!

Hi Everyone!

Barnes & Noble author event
Barnes & Noble author event

WOW! My three coloring books are now available in Eugene, Oregon’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore. On April 22, 2023, we held our first Author’s Event and met with and shared my coloring books and our story with so many wonderful people. Several children had fun coloring in one of my coloring books while their family roamed the store. We had so much fun! I am excited to connect with other Barnes & Noble Bookstores in Oregon and add my coloring books to their shelves. Here are some photos of my Author’s Event.

You can order my coloring books at Barnes & Noble Bookstore by title, Wild Things of the World, Wild Things of the Ocean, Lakes and Streams, and Wild Things for Kids, or search by my name, Terrie D. Weller.

Check out the new page being added to our website with images that will be included in my fourth coloring book, Mild Things of the World.  I am looking forward to adding this coloring book to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore sometime later this year.

Thank you all for your amazing support. Have fun coloring!!

Many Blessings,
Terrie D

Barnes & Noble author event
Barnes & Noble author event
Barnes & Noble author event

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Donkey Drawing ProgressWow! We are almost through winter and entering springtime. With all of the rain and snow we have had it will feel wonderful seeing the sunshine again. I took my little eleven-year old Shih Tzu doggie-dog for a walk yesterday down a path we haven’t used throughout winter. What a lovely walk, meeting all the other doggie owners walking the path and seeing the beautiful flowers budding and ready to burst out into the world. What a great inspiration to bring lots of color into my drawings.

Here is donkey surrounded by a wreath of daisy’s and ready for fun! You can see how I progress in drawing this little charmer. He is one of seven images I have created for coloring book number four. My goal is to draw 30 images to complete the book by the end of this summer. It sounds a bit aggressive, but I think It will be a great challenge creating many drawings for hours of fun coloring.

I hope everyone can get outdoors and enjoy earth’s bounty and beauty this spring and summer. I am looking forward to sharing my creativity with you so you can enjoy a time to relax and un-stress while enjoying the sunshine.

Blessings,

Terrie D

Moving Forward with “Mild Things of the World”, Book #4

Hello,

Camels Drawing ProgressWeather has been very chilly and we have used up a lot of firewood this winter. Love the fireplace! Keeps us very cozy and warm as we continue creating coloring book #4, Mild Things of the World.  I just completed drawing my first image, Mama and Baby Camel. It should be a lot of fun for you to color with so many designs in the camel’s blanket. It was a bit of a challenge, but so fun to complete. I know you will enjoy this one.

Now, on to image number two, Four Cows.  I have chosen the Hereford (Brown and white), the Angus (all dark), the Charolais (light), and the Holstein (dairy cow-black and white) to show the different colors of cow breeds from different countries. You can color these guys any color you want. Just have fun! I even thought of coloring a purple cow!

I am showing my progress with the camels drawing to help you get an idea of how I work. It takes multiple layers of blending colored pencils to reach a certain “look” that I want in each drawing. But, coloring should be fun for everyone. Using one or more layers of crayons or colored pencils to get the look you want with each image is up to you.  This is your own perfect expression of your artwork. Enjoy!

Blessings,

Terrie D