(PRWEB) December 01, 2016
“Art For Coloring”: a potpourri of ideas penned into images to uplift the spirit and ignite artistry. “Art For Coloring” is the creation of published author, Lana McWhorter-Flatt, who grew up in rural Tennessee, surrounded by farms and fields. She lived with her parents and brother, Mark, and attended Woodlawn Elementary School and later Clarksville High School. Her grandparents lived next door and were a wealth of knowledge and stories. She spent many hours listening to her grandfather’s stories and mixing up biscuits and pies with her grandmother. All her grandmother’s sisters were poets and writers. She loved listening to Aunt Gabe’s spiritual poems, Aunt Bea’s funny poems, her grandmother’s nature poems, and Aunt Lionel’s songs she’d written (and published). Aunt Honora wrote poems too, but excelled at writing short stories. But she was an artist who encouraged her the most. A love of creative writing and poetry was ignited by all these family members. In 1972 she married and moved to Orlando, Florida receiving an AA degree in art. In 1975 she returned to Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University. She received a BS degree in Special Education. She taught in Nashville public schools for almost 30 years. Now retired, she spends her time volunteering at church and various organizations in Nashville. She continues to substitute teach for the county. She has been a member of Tennessee Art League downtown Nashville, and Madison Art Guild in Madison. When time allows, she attends music jams and quick-draw artist contests around the country. Poetry and songwriting have been a continual interest throughout her life. She has transcribed her father’s WWII diary and is hoping to someday publish it.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Lana McWhorter-Flatt’s new book is an intricate collection of thought-provoking snapshots to awaken the mind in creativity.
Lana believes that, "I have compiled twenty years of my drawings that people have often told me they would love to color. I drew these sketches in waiting rooms, national parks, riding in cars, on pontoon boats, and in my own back yard. My daughter and grandson are often subjects of my work, too. Each one has a special memory for me, and I thank God for giving me this compulsion to draw. Each line and stroke was a prayer."
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Consumers can purchase “Art For Coloring” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “Art For Coloring,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.