When I draw, i's a conversation with the paper - shutting out the world & listening to the ether about lines & curves and the unification of what seems to be unrelated or opposite. Since colouring is so mum on words, more a natural element, like clay, it's the most freeing & emotive aspect of the process, and it's how the picture's disparate aspects are fused & kiln fired. I'm thrilled people have discovered this pleasure & embraced colouring as a creative & meditative activity. But what colouring books lack is the intimacy of a real drawing, which, like good company, work to start a conversation, then nudge it forward, never shouting too loudly about the rules & regulations that will dictate an arrival at the desired final sentence, the end picture. I longed for a colouring experience that offered the looser, softer, more natural lines of an actual drawing.
After a lot experimentation, I finally struck on a way to create a colouring page that retains the rough sketch feel of the original pencil. A friend suggested "Lumerian Pages" for the idea that something wise is out there & speaking to us, desiring to teach us - & I loved that - since I think that's exactly what the great artists are always listening for. Thus, Lumerian Pages are designed to be like watermark whisperings rather than solid-line shoutings, so your own dreams and feelings and intuitions can be heard more clearly when you're colouring them. You start where an artist starts - not with solid lines - but staring at something more like a just-finished sketch, which means deeper aspects of your imagination and expression will come into play. Maybe you'll even begin to hear the ether too. Since Lumerian Pages are colouring without the lines.