Difficult Chickens with Sarah Rosedahl and a Coloring Book Giveaway!

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Dear Sisters,
Have you noticed how many adult coloring books have appeared in the marketplace lately? Just about every subject possible is available, but, it takes a very special artist to understand the beauty of chickens. More precisely, Difficult Chickens. Sarah Rosedahl is the artist and self-published author of the Difficult Chickens Coloring Book and she’s giving away a copy to one of you! Come on in and meet Sarah, and enter the giveaway!

Do you remember whiling away hours and hours coloring when you were young? I sure do. As I think back to that time in my life I can recall sitting for what seemed like an eternity coloring in my favorite cartoon characters and other themed coloring books. I colored countless pictures of Barbie, horses, Disney stars and flower-power pictures. I can still remember the waxy smell that filled the air just after flipping the top of the crayons box open. Did you have the big box of 100 Crayola crayons? I thought I was all that when I got my first big box. I think what I remember most about coloring is how relaxing it was. I liken the feeling to doing a puzzle, drawing, painting, or playing music. I colored for many years until I discovered Donny Osmond and puppy love. That was # %^*( &^% years ago.

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The coloring book craze is back and it’s not just for kids anymore. In fact, it has been known in the health profession for decades that coloring is GOOD for us at any age.For youngsters, it helps develop fine motor skills and teaches children to stay focused on one activity. Not to mention the artistic benefits from playing with color crayons. Turns out, adults can benefit from coloring as a way to reduce stress. I recently read that businesses are scheduling ” worry-free color time” into employees work days as a way to take a mental break and get re-centered. What a brilliant idea. I think it could be a nice break from technology too. Could you be away from your phone for 30 – 60 minutes at a time for a coloring break?

I met Sarah last year at the Northeastern Poultry Congress. If you’ve never been to one I highly recommend it. You’ll get to see chickens from all over the world and you’ll meet creative and industrious folks, like Sarah who are inspired by the fun antics and beauty of chickens. I took a liking to her playful yet detailed painting style immediately.

Sarah captures the the essence of chickens in her first book, Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds, featuring her beautiful water-color painted chickens doing what chickens do best.

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It was only natural that a coloring book would follow. Click here to see the inside of all 26 pages of Difficult Chickens. They are so cute!

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You may also recognize Sarah’s artwork on your Sloggers garden boots and clogs. They discovered Sarah’s whimsical designs on Facebook and reached out to her for a licensing agreement.

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This year she’s branching out from chickens to cows. They’re calling this design ” Cowabella”.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m heading out for a pack of crayons and ordering my copy of Difficult Chickens today! I want to feel like a kid again too!

Wouldn’t Sarah’s books and sloggers make the perfect Valentines gift for a farmgirl friend?

Feeling lucky? Leave a comment to enter the giveaway and I’ll announce the winner in my next blog!

Until our next shoreline visit ~ Schedule in some worry-free color time! You’ll just feel better, I promise!

Beach Blessings and Much Love,

Deb,

The Beach Farmgirl and sister # 1199

Sarah Rosedahl is an artist and recovering software engineer. After working in the high-tech industry for 30 years in California and New Orleans, Sarah now lives on a small farm in Vermont where she is inspired by the wildlife and agriculture of the Lake Champlain Islands. Sarah works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media and especially enjoys painting birds, both wild and domestic.

Sarah is the author and illustrator of “Difficult Chickens” adult coloring book, “Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z” and “Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z Coloring Book” and illustrator for Sloggers Chicken Collection and Cowabella rain boots and garden shoes.

Sarah Rosedahl
Artist, Author and Illustrator

 

 This giveaway has ended. Thank you all so much for your participation and encouraging Sarah to keep creating her adorable chickens!  I want to thank Sarah Rosedahl for her generous coloring book giveaway and all of you who took the time to enter and comment! Congratulations, Kristy Peterson!

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment 76 Comments

  1. denise says:

    Cute sloggers and I bet the coloring book is pretty neat too!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    I’m loving coloring books right now! I go between three different ones, but none of them have chickens! I love the look of that book . . . the sloggers are cute too! I’ll have to check them out!
    Thanks for sharing your blog and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    Hugs to you!
    CJ

  3. Carol says:

    Chickens are the best. What fun it would be to have a coloring book full of them!

  4. Charlene says:

    Deb,
    I absolutely love coloring. For me, as a relaxing activity, it’s right up there with spinning. What could be more fun than coloring chickens? Along with llamas, goats and sheep (thus the wool for spinning), we have 12 chickens including 2 roosters. Yes, at times they can be “difficult” as they have minds of their own. But don’t we all? Their entertaining antics and contribution to farm life, however, make up for whatever nusances crop up. We have one very savy chicken (Buffy) who has chosen to live away from the coop and hangs out with all the other anmals in the barn. She’s a great little layer although we have to hunt for her eggs. Just when we think we know where they will be, she finds a new place for them. You tell me who’s really running the show!

    Thanks so much for all your Farmgirl posts. I do look forward to them.
    I would love to win Sarah’s “Difficult Chickens” coloring book.

    Warm regards,
    Charlene

  5. Bonnie ellis says:

    I love the chicken sloggers and I really love the cow sloggers (must have with the barn on them too) and I really will love the difficult chickens coloring book. Thanks loads Sara.

  6. Marilyn Collins says:

    I live that Chicken coloring book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

  7. Joan Collins says:

    That coloring book is adorable and the sloggers are cute. Thank you for this generous giveaway.
    Joan

  8. Marion Collins says:

    I would love to win the coloring book. I enjoy coloring. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marion

  9. Linda says:

    Love the sloggers, especially the chicken ones Would love the coloring book!!

  10. Carol Weiler says:

    As a child, we did not always obtain our coloring books from the store. My older brother showed me how to trace pictures with a black sheet of paper over something i wanted to copy, held up to the glass of a window and traced in.
    I could not wait until i was old enough to own my own set of colored “pencils” as opposed to the box of crayons. Remembering now, how the grown-up feeling when someone presented me with my own set of coloring pencils.
    And, to think of all the varieties that are offered today!
    Happy de-stressing to all Farmgirls who find coloring peaceful!
    Carol

  11. Donna Kozak says:

    I’ve been thinking about painting my own darling chickens and this is a great way to start – I love those chicken boots, but I can’t find any up here in Canada, but still looking !

  12. Anita says:

    I love the chicken coloring book. What a cute idea!

  13. Vivian Monroe says:

    Oh My Gosh! I have to win. I love chickens and I am sure I will love coloring them. I wonder if my chicken boots were some from her.?? Well, even if I dont win, I will have to check her coloring book out. I feel like I would enjoy coloring chickens. :) Love ya and Be Blessed. Neta

  14. Victoria Thompson says:

    I would love a coloring book again. I see the ones at WalMart and Barnes and Nobles but haven’t bought one for myself. I bought one for my daughter for her birthday because she us a massage therapist and I felt she needed to relax between clients. I buy them for my niece and would love to color pictures of chickens like my beautiful R

  15. Dori Troutman says:

    Hi Deb! What a GREAT giveaway!!!! :-) I think I need to order this book asap. Jillian, who is seven is a great colorer and I’m thinking she would go crazy over this book! :-)

    Hugs – Dori

  16. Sunnie says:

    Cute coloring book, thanks for the giveaway. I’ve always liked to color!

  17. Brenda says:

    We love chickens at our house! What a fun coloring book idea!

  18. Judy says:

    I can’t have chickens in my backyard….but, I would love a coloring book WITH chickens.
    A little stress reliever for a busy week and something to do on a snow-day…soon to here in WI!!!

  19. Linda Baker says:

    I looked at the pages and wow! I got so many ideas: frame them for a wall display, or run the pages to fabric and use fabric markers to create quilt blocks, etc.
    I have been coloring with Prismacolor colored pencils. Sarah’s pages would look great using these pencils.
    I would appreciate one.
    i would love to win this book.

  20. Krista says:

    This is such a fun looking coloring book. I have recently taken up adult coloring books. Many adults are now coloring and enjoying these them. This is the perfect coloring book for a farmgirl. I also love her cow sloggers and would love to get me a pair of those. Thank you for doing such a fun giveaway.

  21. Becky says:

    I just had to retire my garden clogs as they were pretty much trashed. Think a pair of Cowabellas are right up my alley. Can’t wait to find them.

  22. Michelle says:

    I have wanted to start coloring and just have not found a coloring book that I like. I would love to start coloring again with Sarah’s “Difficult Chicken” coloring book. Thank you, Michelle

  23. Sharon Demers says:

    Waiting for Sarah to start a line with pigs :) I love her artwork and would love to win this for a friend that raises chickens. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  24. Heather Hart says:

    What cute boots! Love the farm animals and am new to coloring books which led me to your page! Would love to color these beauties!

  25. Joan says:

    I am totally into coloring and finally something that is right up my ally – what a fun time could be had between the pages of this lovely book. And then cows – oh my be still my heart. Thanks for sharing this with us, Deb and Sarah. God bless.

  26. Julie Loving says:

    I love the chicken sloggers as I have the clogs in both colors. Love Sarah’s artwork of chickens. She does a great job on her designs.

  27. Mary Ann Pedersen says:

    I’ve had pet chickens, and raise farm chickens. Drawing has tugged at my heart since I was young.
    I have several friends that get together just to color. Coloring is very calming. For me coloring slows down my thoughts, to where I can get more accomplished in a day. Your coloring chicken books are so beautiful. It would thrill me to win.

  28. Mary Rauch says:

    That Sarah Rosedahl is one impressive artist! Sure would be nice if my name is drawn. I have the PERFECT friend to share it with. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a copy.

  29. Diane Van Horn says:

    The chickens in that book are just darling and I love the Sloggers boot designs. I am ordering the red chicken model garden boots. I have always loved Sloggers and now I love them even more.

  30. gardenthymewithdiana.com says:

    I’m so into the coloring right now. It’s relaxing. I was also a lover of paper dolls.
    Great blog.

  31. Peggy Smith says:

    Deb, I loved your article on coloring. I started coloring before it became such a fad. With my husband being in poor health, I color to relieve my stress and worry. It is my time for ME to relax. I have bought several coloring books from Amazon which are great. I also have gotten my three sisters into coloring and they love it. They enjoy coloring in the evening while watching TV. Yes, it is a wonderful way to get away from the computers and technology. For me it is cheap and fun therapy. Coloring really renews your energy level. Thank you so much for all your wonderful blogs. Peggy

  32. Joanne Gregory says:

    This looks like a wonderful book to color! Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. River says:

    I’m on a FB group with Sarah, and I love the artwork she shares with us on a regular basis! I would love a chance at this coloring book! (Got my first coloring book for Christmas, and I love it). Thanks!!

  34. River says:

    Yay for giveaways!

  35. Cheryl Brown says:

    Those cow sloggers are really cute. I’ll have to buy some. I love to color also.

  36. Gail Cameron says:

    My chickens give me lots of chuckles and smiles. Coloring the images in this book would be my way of saying thank goodness there are chickens in this world! All beautiful in their own way

  37. Sharon Elaine says:

    My kitchen is totally decorated with chickens but no REAL ones yet. Growing up we had chickens and I’ve always loved them. Must have the chicken Sloggers and coloring book. Thanks.

  38. Liz Olson says:

    Liz here! So what exactly does a difficult chicken do to earn the title of difficult chicken? Do they break into the garden and eat the red ripe tomatoes? Do they chase the children and the cats around the yard? Do they escape and head to the neighbors house running the risk of being greeted by their difficult dog? Do they refuse to lay eggs for several days at a time? If so, I own several difficult chickens and wouldn’t have them any other way!

  39. Cathy R says:

    TOO FUN! Me too! I spent a lot of time coloring when I was young. Just got an adult coloring book in the fall but broke my right wrist shortly afterwards and it’s not a happy camper with fun things like coloring right now! AND I love chickens and love the designs!
    Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings to all!

  40. Judy says:

    I Love it!!!! :)

  41. Katrina says:

    Congratulations on your recent publish and your Slogger designs. Such a wonderful thing to see people be successful.

  42. Laura R. says:

    I have just recently purchased my first adult coloring book, Enchanted Forest and look forward to ‘playing’ with it. My 94 year old mom started the craze in our family as her other 2 daughters bought her first adult coloring book. It looked like so much fun, I had to give it a try. I love the Chickens, A to Z !

  43. SusanK says:

    Coloring is so fun! I’ve been working through my first book, and I’m really enjoying it. I’m thinking about organizing a coloring book group!

  44. Blandean. Fretwell says:

    I Love to color and I just signed up to take a art class want to ain’t my chickens. They are my pets. Each has a different crack whentheysee me coming thanks

  45. Rebecca says:

    I love coloring and I always have coloring books and crayons around for my adult kids and the grandkids (and for me). I remember when I got my first big box of 64 crayons that had a sharpener built into the box. I thought I was rich.

  46. donna says:

    I am a massage therapist and the coloring book is how we learned the muscle groups. It reinforced in our brain all the connections. A relaxing and fun way to learn. The coloring books are beautiful.

  47. Kristy says:

    My son is dating a woman with a chicken themed kitchen. I got her some great magnets from a site MaryJane recommended called Chicken Art last December. Now she will have a birthday and I would like to give her a coloring book of Difficult Chickens. Both Laura and her daughter love coloring.

  48. Deborah Swain says:

    Beautiful art, from your heart to ours.

  49. Stephanie Abernathy says:

    Oh how I love to color, and chickens are so cool!
    So glad the Sloggers are Made in the USA!

  50. Rowena Philbeck says:

    So cute…I work at a library and we have coloring books and puzzles for students to use to distress. Really works great. I love the chicken ones. Haven’t seen those.

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  52. Donna Shultz says:

    I bought a pair of sloggers after I found out Sarah’s artwork was used. I get so many compliments. I love the coloring book!

  53. Darlene Granberg says:

    Have my chicken sloggers, my chicken book, now I need a coloring book! May have to get Cow boots too….love Sarah’s stuff! Would love win the book.

  54. Linda Boyd says:

    I love your Chicken coloring book….Very Cute! Thank you for this offer. Linda Mogadore, Ohio

  55. Linda Boyd says:

    Thank you for this offer.

  56. Rene Creasy says:

    Nice blog … LOVE the coloring book!

  57. Maureen sollman says:

    I absolutely LOVE your designer sloggers :) I purchased a couple of chicken themed coloring books for my daughter at Christmas, which she loved! She’s an Ag teacher and needed a good stress reliever! I would love one also :) Keep up that amazing artistic gift you possess!!

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  59. Thanks everyone who entered to win my new book and thank you for all of the nice comments. I’ve enjoyed reading them and am still going through them all.

  60. Stacey Mitchell says:

    Gotta get me some of those sloggers, they are the bomb. Loving me some of those chickens to. Can’t wait to get coloring.

  61. Donna says:

    Chickens are so entertaining enjoying my sloggers and Sarahs artistic talent

  62. Marlene Capelle says:

    I’ve been giving coloring books and crayons (or colored pencils) to people battling cancer for years. They say it’s relaxing and helps them forget their troubles for awhile. Of course the coloring books weren’t nearly as intricate as the ones out now and chickens are a great idea..

  63. Not sure if this contest is over or not, what a cute idea this is!

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