There's plenty of excitement around the studio these days. Marjorie is busy putting the finishing touches on two delightful adult coloring books due to be released in April. She signed an agreement to develop new titles under the Racehorse imprint which is part of Skyhorse Publishing, one of the fastest growing publishers in the world. This is a perfect fit for Marjorie and will be a great benefit to colorists looking for high quality books and who love Marjorie’s artistic style.
Working with the same editorial director who helped bring Creative Cats and Owls to market last year, Marjorie is confident that colorists will find there’s real value in Racehorse books. Bright white paper will be nice and thick. All pages will be printed one side only. Each book will have 49 drawings on perforated paper. And no more waiting very long before the books are published after Marjorie delivers her art.
The first is a surprise… it’s a second edition of her stylish fashion coloring book, now called Marjorie Sarnat’s Fanciful Fashions. In it will be 14 entirely new illustrations along with the original 35. People who have asked for thicker, perforated paper will get their wish. What does this mean for the current edition of Fanciful Fashions? It is being phased out of the Amazon stores immediately, but will probably be available through third-party sellers for a while. Meanwhile the new edition will be out very soon.
The second is titled, Marjorie Sarnat's Pampered Pets. Right away you can imagine what Marjorie’s mind will produce. It will have her whimsical and endearing images of popular pets in imaginative settings that have become a favorite of so many colorists around the world.
We’re anxous to show you more, but for now feast on the covers and we’ll update you when we can. And, of course, you can put in your pre-orders now.
I Swear You’ll Like This
I thought it was rather ironic that just about the time I released my own book, Expressions, earlier in January, that many books incorporating swear words shot up in the Amazon rankings. My book is just the opposite. It’s meant to be encouraging, loving, and inspirational. Phrases like “Scatter Kindness,” “Love One Another,” and “Friends Are the Family We Choose” are more my style. If the swearing trend is not your thing, take the path not taken, and check out Expressions.
January has seen a lot of new signups and Marjorie and I would like to welcome you to the “For Color Lovers” list. You wouldn’t believe the output of the studio right now, and it’s the main reason you may have seen less of us lately in the Facebook groups or on the blog. But we hope to make it up to you with these new titles, some premium giveaways, and more complimentary coloring pages. Stay tuned!
Happy new year to all!
Marty Safir and Marjorie Sarnat