Thank You, Summer Foovay

October 31st, 2011

I would like to express my thanks to Summer Foovay and the many loyal visitors to her website. Summer has spent countless hours and her tireless labor has produced a site that averages more than 20,000 visitors monthly. When I approached her about purchasing her site, she actually was considering to stop publishing the website which would be a loss to the many fans of her drawings. After a number of days resolving technical issues, the site has finally transferred ownership, but as promised, I will not make any major changes to the site. As she has indicated, all those who have received permission to use her drawings can continue to do so without violating any copyright issues. Furthermore, I hope that she will stay connected to the site. I have left her blog account on-line and she is free to add blogs if she so desires. I also hope that she can continue to add more of her incredible drawings if her time allows. Lastly, for those if may have reciprocal link agreements with this site, please let me know. If I inadvertently remove such a link, please notify me so I can restore the change. Many thanks and kind regards to Summer and her many visitors to her site.

New Site Owner

It’s official – Color-Your-Own.com has been sold

October 22nd, 2011

I know – I said I was selling, I said I wouldn’t, I said I was…

Well, it’s official – Color-Your-Own.com now has a new owner. I am confident that he is a very good person, a father himself who wants to continue to provide quality coloring pages for children, parents and families.

If you have gotten permission from me in the past to use the coloring pages for a charity, a school, a church, or a particular project of some kind that permission is still valid. Not to worry. However, if you wish to use the line art in the future, you will have to seek permission from the new owner as all copyright is being transferred.

If you have been using the line art without permission – now might be a good time to revisit that decision.

Plans are to transfer the site between now and Monday. There should be very little or no downtime.

Thank you all for the wonderful memories and friendships I’ve forged through Color-Your-Own over the years.

Please continue to use and enjoy the website, and extend a warm welcome to the new owner. He tells me he has no plans to make any major changes.

Blessedbe

Summer Foovay

Changed my mind

October 21st, 2011

After additional thought and consideration, as well as some research, I have decided not to sell the coloring pages website, Color-Your-Own.com. Because I have given permission to various individuals and charities, schools and other organizations to use different drawings over the years, I do not wish to cause a conflict of copyright for them. It would be better to remove the site altogether than to sell it and worry about causing problems for those I wanted to help.

This holiday season you will be seeing some new ads around the old place. Sure would help out if you would buy something you really want – and let me get a few pennies for all the coloring pages you have enjoyed here.

I am also considering creating some coloring and activity books to sell as well as possibly implementing some of the changes suggested in the wonderful site review by Education Site Review. I am also looking at actively making an effort to involve countries other than the United States, as I have so many visitors from other countries around the world. After all – coloring pages are pretty universal!

Unlike most of the coloring page sites on the Internet – I do not steal or copy licensed images from Disney, Pixar, or other movies, TV shows, cartoons, anime and so on. My coloring pages are hand drawn originals by me. I may suffer for it financially, but at least I can look myself in the face in the mirror. I do on rare occassions copy something I know is in the public domain (twice in 500 pages that I recall) – but it is a hand-drawn copy with alterations to make it easier to color and to put it into this format. My coloring pages are also mainly created for older kids and for adults who enjoy coloring or using the line art for crafts.

Starving artist – LOL – that’s me.

Blessedbe

Summer Foovay

Toddlers shouldn’t watch TV – they should be coloring!

October 21st, 2011

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics children under 2 should not be watching television. Yet many adults park their toddlers at the TV while we do other important things – like cooking dinner, washing clothes, and chatting with our friends on the Internet.

Of course, I think you ought to print a few dozen coloring pages out from Color-Your-Own.com, and then plop down beside them and enjoy some coloring fun and quality time. Most of the pages at Color-Your-Own are created with an older colorist in mind, so you might want to choose a few for yourself, and order some of these more age appropriate coloring books;

You might want to think about some of these, too:

Enjoy!

Summer Foovay

Despicable Me Coloring Pages

September 13th, 2011

Here is a fun list of coloring pages from the movie, Despicable Me I really loved that movie! I sure don’t know how it is okay for people to do coloring pages of these licensed characters – but I guess they know something I don’t! Power and success to them!

Summer Foovay

Children’s Book – The Best Christmas of All

August 30th, 2011

Image copyrighted - do not stealI recently had the great pleasure of illustrating the new children’s Christmas book -The Best Christmas of All. Copies will be sold to benefit Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds, as well as posters of some of the artwork I created for the book. You can purhase your copy of The Best Christmas of All and read more about it, as well as see more of the illustrations at this link

Working with Ms. A de Sant was a real pleasure and we are planning more collaborations in the future.

Summer Fey Foovay

Color-Your-Own.com is awarded five stars of five in a educational review!

July 13th, 2011


To read the full review go
to: Education Site Review

I am GOBSMACKED by this amazing review of Color-Your-Own.com by My Boarding School.com Blog. The review and award were not solicited by me and came out of the blue today when the blogger emailed me with the code for the award badge. I promise you, it is a badge I will display proudly.

To make it truly a red letter day – I also was informed that I an now officially a Zazzle ProSeller.

I am knocked reeling, I am. Thank you so much to all of you who use and love my art – it’s because of you that I create and share.

Blessedbe

Summer Foovay

Coloring Books under $5

July 2nd, 2011

Just for fun I made this List of Coloring Books for sale for under $5. I’ll try and keep it updated with the latest sales and newest inexpensive coloring books.

Free Rapunzel Coloring Pages

June 27th, 2011

If your kids love Rapunzel, they will love these free Rapunzel coloring pages.

A selection of coloring books and coloring pages

June 22nd, 2011

I updated 21 of my Squidoo lenses about coloring pages and/or coloring books today. Whew. Here they are;

Blessedbe

Summer Foovay