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Last updated on Jan 17, 2018

FREE SHIPPING - Every Item, Every Day - Within the USA!
Check out our NEW coloring pages for VALENTINE'S DAY!

Carla Parvin

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About

Hello and welcome to Coloring Book Mania – we are glad you stopped by to visit!

Coloring Book Mania is your place to find delightful original images in a variety of products, printed and digital, so you can enjoy the coloring phenomena that is now spreading around the world.

We are your source for delightful images and high quality materials brought to you in innovative packaging –
Here you can find the world’s first “Coloring Book in a Bag” – an envelope full of loose-leaf images for you to color without fear of damaging the finished art as you try to tear it out of a binding!

We are a husband and wife team enjoying retirement on a small homestead in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have a deep love of the mountains. It is a wonderful journey to explore the streams, the cool deep hollows and breath-taking views and peaks in our area. There are many paths in these mountains; each one is its own adventure. The closer you look, the more there is to see. Surprise and delight are in the details.

What inspires us? The forms of nature's graceful, flowing, dynamic structures. The subtle effects of color and shape, light and shadow. Bare limbs against the sky. Leaves dancing in a breeze, flashing silver and green. Birds, butterflies and bees in our garden. Squirrels in the trees and the deer that eat all our apples…

Our hobbies include playing guitar, architectural design, landscaping, mushroom cultivation and wild gathering, gardening and gathering eggs laid by our free-ranging hens. We used to do a lot of hiking, but these days, it is more like moseying – that’s southern speak for walking slowly, enjoying the sights and sounds that can be seen along the path and taking photographs of anything that doesn’t move too fast! Visit our Niki Silver Facebook page to see photos of the plants, mushrooms and animals that inspire our images. There you will also find views of the sky and mountains that surround us and nourish our souls.

Folks often ask us - who is Niki Silver?
Niki was our Silver Tabby cat - she was with us for many years. We got her as a kitten. She is gone now and we miss her – but many times we feel she is still here with us, curled up on the desk watching for her next opportunity to knock pencils off of the table or steal a chunk of cheese – she had a strong preference for cheddar – the sharper the better.
We chose the Butterfly for our logo as a remembrance of Niki. It continues to remind us of a time when Niki was trying to catch a butterfly outside the window. The butterfly, completely ignoring Niki, stayed for quite a while. We enjoyed Niki’s antics as the butterfly continued to visit each of the many flowers near the window. Our "nom de-plume" is in remembrance of Niki and her delightful companionship and spirit.

Our Process:
It all starts with inspiration. The subtle shadow of a delicate fern. The dance of leaves in a breeze. Unexpected color and light, grace and form. This is followed by the development of dynamic images and thoughtful composition. At this point, we have a hand draw image. Now, the image is re-drawn in a digital environment. This allows the image to be printed with very high accuracy and quality. We work with a local printer here in Asheville, paying close attention to the printing process and the quality of the materials used. Finally, the completed image is ready to be presented to you. We hope you like the images we create and enjoy coloring them.

Evolution of our products:
Last fall, we published our first adult coloring book (always kid friendly!) Adventures in Form: Mandalas & More, just in time for the holidays. We are currently creating art work for our next two coloring books – coming soon...
We also have downloadable Images ready to go – check them out!
We have recently developed several Color-In-Cards card sets with delightful images for you to color with four cards (with envelops) in each set and more sets are in the works.

We have lots of ideas for new images and more products, so stay tuned and check back often!

Contact us with any questions or if there are products you would like to have but don’t see in our store!

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