Archive for December 2015

vintage caturday catAnnouncing a new weekly series of images regarding vintage felines which will post on Saturdays. While not designed to be colored, Curator Prime feels they offer amusement and undeniable proof that human fascination with dressing their pets is a time-honored tradition.

Image credit: From The New York Public Library, 1918


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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the book Christmas Cards and Their Chief Designers (1895) by Gleeson White. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is from a private Christmas card by G. Cave France.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the novel The Birds’ Christmas Carol (1889) by Kate Douglas Wiggin. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Katharine R. Wireman.

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Unsung Colorist – Good Times, A Prize Painting Book

prize painting book - back cover close upWhile searching to see if coloring books, or something of their like, existed in the era from which Curator Prime collects her vintage coloring book sources, she came upon an interesting specimen – a prize painting book from 1883.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the play The Evergreen Tree (1917) by American poet and playwright Percy MacKaye. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Robert Edmond Jones.

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Abraxas House – Coloring with Copic Markers

Abraxas House copic vintage coloring close up tower with sky

As mentioned on the Vintage Coloring About page, Curator Prime loves James A. Owen‘s All The Colors of Magic coloring books which feature his highly detailed illustrations from his Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica novels.

Late last week, ATCOM Books 2-4 showed up at her door and the coloring commenced. Here are a series of works-in-progress pictures, as well as commentary regarding the exact coloring implements used, namely Copic markers, on a page from All The Colors of Magic, Book #3, the Abraxas House.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1901). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Clara E. Atwood.

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Book Birthday – The Art of Percy Billinghurst, Volume 1

Percy Billinghurst Volume 1 Vintage Coloring Book Cover

Today marks the release of the second Vintage Coloring adult coloring book, The Art of Percy J. Billinghurst, Volume 1. This adult coloring book features illustrations from the collection, A Hundred Fables of La Fontaine.

[And There Was Much Rejoicing (yaaaaaaaay!)]

You may purchase the adult coloring book on Amazon and all of the pages within are revealed  here on our website.

If you’d like to try out Percy’s illustration style, you can download a free coloring page from our Free Coloring Page Friday collection.

Filled with cats and dogs and jungle animals and farm animals, Percy’s detailed artwork lets you make every leaf a different color if you wish. Read More →


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