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The popularity of coloring books
for the middle school aged to adult artist, while relatively recent, has become one of the
faster growing recreational activities for artists of all skill levels. It took the innovation of the publisher
you've known for many years, however, to marry the visual arts with music in
this never before seen original concept and series, exclusively available from
Experience the high quality you've
come to expect from Santorella Publications in The Colors of Music, with over
60 musical instruments depicted with intricate background patterns. Each image is printed on heavy stock on only
one side of the page to avoid bleed-through.
Printed in the larger 9 x 12 size, with Santorella's lay-flat binding,
the book is designed to last for years, while each page is perforated for easy
removal and coloring. Every illustration,
while a work of art on its own, will become a one-of-a-kind original piece with
your personal touch; a work of art truly suitable for framing.
(Also see Item #TS572: More Colors of Music)
Foreword from The Colors
From the dawn of time, coloring has
been one of the most basic forms of self-expression and is often the first
creative process which many of us experience. Taking an existing image or
pattern and making it our own is a uniquely personal experience. We decide
which creative implements to use, perhaps crayons, pencils, or markers, and
which colors to apply. As we color, we find we are in control of the entire
process, limited only by our imagination, and when we are done, we have an artistic
embodiment of our own personality, as unique and individual as each of us is to
It makes no difference if we are
relatively skilled or unskilled; we express what is in our heart and mind each
and every time we set pencil to paper. As we become more experienced and
skilled, we acquire the power through technique and style to more freely
express what is so clear in our imagination. In time, our creations become
freely expressed works of art.
The same can be said of music. The
musician chooses their instrument, then takes an existing pattern of melody and
chords and adds unique "colors" to them to make that piece of music
uniquely their own. As musicians, we practice to become more experienced in
order to acquire the skills to more freely add our own brand of expression and
style to the music.
Both of these art forms have
creativity at their core. They allow the artist or musician, both young and
old, to freely express feelings within while providing a sense of joy,
tranquility, and meditative focus.
The Colors of Music
literally reminds us that art and music are "on the same page." This
trend-setting series, by Santorella Publications, will provide both the artist
and musician with yet another creative channel for self-expression and individualism.
Amateur and professional alike will
also appreciate the opportunity for some much-needed downtime from the hard
work of practicing, or simply the rigors of everyday life, while still being
able to enjoy the art form they love. After all, creating art and music is
supposed to be fun.