Freya is just one of the stars of my new coloring book, 33 Amazing Women. Due out this fall, the book features 33 women, some are very well known leaders like Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth I. Others, like poet Phyllis Wheatley and Margaret Vinci Heldt, the inventor of the beehive hairdo, are no less fascinating.
As with Animals, the book will feature artwork with several levels of complexity. All of it will actually be colorable. As an illustrator it’s very easy to get carried away and create artwork that looks terrific but is frustrating to actually color. My books are designed for you! It’s all about “coloraboration,” after all.
It also may just be the first coloring book with a bibliography…The Doc, of course would require it.
More previews to come!
Posted in 33 Women, Doc MacDoodle, Nature & Animals
Tagged amazing, cleopatra, coloring, coloring book, doc mac doodle, Elizabeth I, freya stark, Phyllis Wheatley, women
Show the world how fantastic you are by posting to our Facebook page or send them along to me and I’ll post for you.
C’mon! You know you want to…
Believe it or not, Flag Day has always been special to me.
My parents, Theodore and Elizabeth were married on Flag Day nearly 70 years ago. They lived full, long interesting lives.
It’s very sad that the young victims of Orlando won’t get that chance.
Luckily for Doc and Turtle, this is no longer a problem. Doc’s first book is on sale and in stock! This has been a very surreal experience up to now. It’s hard to describe a coloring book about a gorilla with a monocle.
Doc MacDoodle assumed that when he got the call from the University of New Hampshire that he was to receive an honorary degree. It turned out to be something better! The Memorial Union Building (MUB) requested some poster-sized version of Doc MacDoodle’s Animals to post for frazzled students to color during finals week. Olivia Marple captured the action.
Alejandra Ruiz decorates one of the posters across from the MUB Information Desk.
Keerthana Chandran fills in the border of one of the posters located next to the Information Desk at the MUB.
Isabelle Riley colors in a vine. Riley exclaimed, “This is the greatest idea. Who says coloring is just for kids?”
After she finished coloring, Riley said to her friends, “I really need that 13 percent.”
Posted in Current Events, Doc MacDoodle, Pop Culture, Uncategorized
Tagged adult coloring, artwork, color, fun animals, grown ups, markers, MUB, UNH
After much last minute cover shenanigans (see various permutations below) I finally finished my coloring book! It is available on Amazon now for pre sale and will be in stock on June 1o. Buy! Share! Love!
Here are some of the other versions that I considered. Apparently, Marie Antoinette butterfly had a bit too much Kardashian attitude. 🙂
Thank you to all of my pals who offered feedback on the creative process!
My first coloring book for grown ups will be available for pre-order on Amazon in May 2016!
Doc MacDoodle™ is a highly overeducated gorilla. He and his faithful lab assistants, Scuppers and Pinball, have inspired a coloring book for grown ups of all ages. Fun nature illustrations with a sense of humor are guaranteed to provide hours of coloring entertainment. Look for Doc MacDoodle’s Animals: Color Therapy for Grown Ups soon!
Doc MacDoodle™, Ph.D. has a doctorate in tintosity, coloraboration and hueman Studies with a specialty in color pencil sharpening from DoDo Online University. While he does not have a medical degree per se, he is a recognized expert in the following fields: psychotherapy, Jungian philosophy, phrenology, criminology, zoology, arachnology and many other ologies.
There is a big show of the Scheier’s work coming to Portsmouth. Check out the slideshow and timeline that I created for UNH Today. Liz Finnegan, my mom collected several of their pots from the 1940s and 50s when the Scheiers were at UNH.
There work is in many museums and was even on Antiques Roadshow!
This is one of the things that I have been working on that has caused me to neglect you all. Please accept this token of my affection.
(Scheier photo courtesy of the Currier Museum of Art. Fish pot by Ed Scheier, late 1950s-early1960s, collection of Brian and Stephanie Fischer. Face pot by Ed Scheier, 1966, collection of UNH Special Collections. Casserole by Mary and Ed Scheier, late 1940s-early 1950s, collection of University Museum.)
Posted in Current Events
Tagged clay, David Campbell, ed, Frank Lloyd Wright, mary, mid-century modern, potters, pottery, scheier, slip, UNH