Stencil Art Is Accepted

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Just recently, coloring books for adults with varieties of a form of stencil art have hit the market. Admittedly, I’ve missed the coloring book days of my youth, and eventually graduated to stencils and stencil wheel art myself.

And there isn’t a thing wrong with using stencils to help form artwork for your handcrafted book material. I use it in my homemade novelettes, and I enjoy the creative process, which is pricelessly individual and toys with infinity in a self-indulgent array of endless possibilities.

All you need to do to enjoy stencil art and to add it to your self-published efforts is possess stencils.

I like shapes and geometric stencils because you can use shapes and geometrics in any way you please to add artwork to your writing themes.

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The above example was one I created for use in my novelette ” Fans “. It simply reflects distance in the story between a former star basketball father and his son who prefers soccer, while the pig images speak to an important conflict within — father versus former basketball star. The original artwork was done on graph paper.

Create at will!

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About bahelberg1

Since I first touched a pencil to paper, I've been writing. Where that passion has taken me as I lived life is explored in my Primary blog, "My Writing Life Xposed". I love animals, including race horses, about whom I have written much, and I've always had a dog in my life. Shouldn't animals have their say? In my Second Primary blog, "Horses and Animals Are Talkin", I give them a chance to speak. In the Composite blog "Near the Finish Line", I explore my life's journey and observations. Other interests -- poetry, sports, photography, thankfulness, story ideas, self-publishing, story art, fiction, and more -- get their due in my other (17) blogs. I'm from a rural community in Ohio, lived nine years in Vermont, then returned to my native Henry County in 1980. I've worked for various local newspapers and attended classes in writing over the years before retiring to free-lancing in 2008. It was after my migration back to Ohio that I began BAT Publishing in earnest. It is strictly a self-publishing enterprise in that I publish my own works -- novels, novelettes, short stories with my Roughcraft Art -- in my own softcover, or loose-leaf notebook, designs. My photos and artwork are also incorporated in the books. Prior to this endeavor, I produced a periodic story booklet for young writers only entitled "Connections". Its success sparked my interest in self-publishing my own titles.

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  1. I too just received a coloring book complete with pencils to color. Art is a fulfilling and soothing form of expression along with words. I enjoy your writing and artwork. Thanks.

    • I agree. Art can be a “smoother” after one has been “hard at work” writing. They really can go together beautifully. Coloring books are no longer just for the youngsters. Thanks for the compliment. See you on another visit…

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