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A Giveaway, Steel City and the FIRST BOX.

First off, the Giveaway!

In case you didn’t know, Brian is a published author. He’s always made his short stories available at conventions as little mini books, but due to popular demand he’s making them available as 99¢ Kindle books. To celebrate, he’s offering his most popular short, “Insomnia” for free starting today and going through until the end of the holiday weekend. It’s a horror/suspense story about a man’s struggle with severe insomnia, and partially based on Brian’s own personal experience with sleep paralysis. Very creepy!

You can visit his author page here, and get the ebook on Amazon here. Please tell your friends and leave a review!

As for Steel City Con – We had a great time and will be back with his book (potentially more books!) in July. Brian will have two books done by then, and hopefully the second Windsmith City book available for purchase.

And speaking of books – I got the FIRST BOX of my “Celtic Spirals to Color” book in! That means it’ll be up in the shop as soon as I get enough light for a clean photo. Probably later today. Aren’t they pretty?

If you’d rather get one from Amazon, that’s fine with me. Here’s the link to the coloring book.

I have some new local shows coming up next week, and you’ll hear about those soon. Talk to you later!

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Free Viking Coloring Page

Since you like Vikings so much, I’ve decided to take one of my favorite artifacts from the most spectacular find from that era and turn it into a coloring page for you. Namely, one of the beautifully carved posts from the Oseberg ship burial. It’s not exact, but I wanted to give you plenty of room to get creative and make it your own!

To get it, you can Click This Link and sign up for our newsletter, of you can enter your email into the box right under this post. The Thank You page will have links to a printable PDF of the coloring page, along with the Birthstone Guide and some extra goodies.

If you like it, please let me know! While I love comments, you can also tag me on social media with #sinclairjewelry, or use @sinclairjewelry on Instagram. I love seeing photos of what people do with my work, so let me know if you color this! I want to see it and share it!

PS – If you’re doing reenactments and such, feel free to print off a bunch of these and hand them to the kid’s table. It’s a little fiddly, but I’m told the older kids and teens like it. So long as you don’t sell it or cut off my name or website, you can do what you want with it.

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Coming Soon – Viking Coloring Page!

After an entire year of drawing every day as a personal challenge, I’ve found that I’m itching to draw again. But what to draw? Well, since lots of you like coloring I decided to make a special historically-themed coloring page for my email subscribers.
It’s not finished just yet, but I’m working on it. If you don’t follow my Instagram, here’s a preview:

 

Oseberg Lion Post Adult Coloring Page Preview
Yep, it’s the Viking Oseberg Ship lion(?) post. I’ve always thought the interlacing looked a bit of a mess, compared to the neatly ordered knotwork I’m used to seeing in things like The Book of Kells or the Tara Brooch. But now that I’ve drawn it, it makes sense. The rules of Nordic interlace are really close to Celtic ones, but they have a decidedly devil-may-care quality that suits them well. Interlace section not working? Just grow another arm off a nearby curve and you’re good. Want to end a line? Stick a dragon or bird head on the end and bite the closest thing to it.
It’s a very free-spirited form of interlace that I’m excited to keep exploring in my personal drawing and illuminations. At any rate, the finished drawing should be up sometime this week. Be sure to check my FB page, Twitter, or Instagram to find out when.
Do You Like to Color? What’s Your Favorite?

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