"My taste for drawing appeared very early in my life, from the age of 6. From a very young age I have always had a natural ability to draw what I saw while respecting the right proportions. In the first part of my life, I used drawing as an outlet to escape into an imaginary world, without really understanding why I was doing this. Sometimes I also drew to get recognition or love from my loved ones
Today, when I draw, it is as if I am also participating in the scene in introspection. At that moment, every detail becomes part of me. Everything takes shape on my drawing and simultaneously inside me. I become the character(s), the landscape, the shapes, the facial expressions because I have to put myself in the place of the elements to know how to represent them.
All the details become more important. Drawing is an incredible zoom on what surrounds us and that we sometimes believe to be banal because we think we have seen it so many times. We should always look, study our environment as a drawing. I looked more deeply at each character, atmosphere, object, point of view... Finally, I observed things as if it was the first time with more questioning, in a more multidimensional way.
Drawing is the access to a new vision that allows us to focus more deeply and thus to discover other facets of the world around us. We can always allow ourselves to look at life differently.
When I was drawing, I asked myself so many questions. Would I like to be in this landscape? Is the atmosphere beautiful, the characters happy? Is the building structured? If I were there, would I feel good? Is my drawing right? What message would I like to transmit?... Through the realization of this coloring book, I have truly traveled in different spheres of my consciousness.
I invite you to take this journey through coloring, using the colors that make you feel good and questioning your feelings. When I made this booklet, I imagined creative colorings with multiple shades, colorings with patterns, others made with markers, paint, colored pencils, pastel... I imagined budding artists adding additional drawings to their colorings. I also thought that some might have the idea to tell, or write a story about coloring.
Today I am fortunate to be a happy woman, fulfilled in my marriage, and mother of three beautiful children to whom I have in heart to transmit my love for drawing... "
Creativity is like the universe, it is infinite.
I would like to thank Régine Thomas, who accompanied me with her knowledge of the symbolism of drawings, and with so much kindness in this beautiful project.