I'm VERY excited to announce the official release date for my book Everything is Made Out of Magic: A Seasonal Creativity Journal, which will be... SEPTEMBER 25th! This is a personal project that began as an adult coloring book idea that I've been wanting to self-publish for a while now. The concept for it was a collection of designs featuring literary quotes inspired by nature. Later, it morphed into something a little different. I decided to include not just coloring pages, but also full-color illustrations and space to journal and sketch. I went a little further with the "nature" theme and divided it into four parts—one for each of the seasons.
The cover was originally a design competition entry for the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search, the assignment for which was a garden journal cover. After I made it, I realized it would fit perfectly with this project, and the rest of the design fell into place from there.
Here's the official description and some sample images:
In this book, author and illustrator Nicole Jones Sturk encourages you to take time to reflect on the ways in which nature and the changing seasons inspire your creativity. Everything is Made Out of Magic is part journal, part sketchbook, and part visual inspiration. It is divided into four parts—Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. In these pages, you will find full color illustrations, journal prompts, hand-drawn coloring pages, inspirational quotes, fun seasonal “bucket list” suggestions, and space to sketch and paste in photos. Let this book be your creative guide throughout the year!
I look forward to sharing the book with you!