Thursday, March 4, 2010

Betty Schaffner's Designs, Revisited

I showed you some of these pages before (you've got to go back and look at them!), but I neglected to show you the cover of the book. So here it is:
Today I am sharing a few more of the pages I colored in with felt pens back in the late 60's or early 70's.
Betty Schaffner's designs are just plain fun - I figured revisiting them today was a good idea:
I hope you enjoy seeing them:

There are still eight pages waiting to be colored.

Cool.

10 comments:

Midcenturymadam said...

Thanks for posting some bright cheery colors on this gloomy, rainy day. That is the coolest coloring book I've ever seen!

Lorlore said...

Coloring, one of my favorite pastimes. Fortunately my Grandsons like it too, we just colored together on Monday. Of course, it was Sponge Bob, but he's fun to color!!

yosemite faith said...

i love to color. lucky you have some pages left. didn't we all just love when crayola went to the big box of 50! i often 'color' designs with paint pens - i have a wonderful yosemite hat covered with memories.

farmlady said...

Oh my, you were very good at staying inside the lines. These are beautiful!

Tina Dawn said...

I used to love doing those books also. I didn't save any of them though that I am aware of. I love the last one, it looks like it is the "big rock candy mountain" Love T

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these. I grew up in Houston, where Betty Schaffner lived, and had her coloring books, too. Too bad I didn't save them! They now sell used, online, for upwards of $50. I remember driving my the Schaffner home and seeing the metal garbage cans, which were painted in Betty's beautiful designs.

Edy Chandler said...

I knew Betty Schaffner. I met her when she was "self" publishing her first coloring book, before Prentice Hall gave her a contract. I was a budding artist and we admired each other's work. She was a very nice lady; a nurse by profession. My Dad drove me over to her house, so that we could talk and share our artwork. Betty had cancer at the time, and the drugs for pain actually helped her art. Along with the paint she used to make some of her original works. The fumes could knock you over.

Edy Chandler said...

Hey, anonymous - Betty used to laugh and complain about people stealing the garbage cans. Loved her front door. I still drive by the house at least once a week, since I live and work in the neighborhood.

Deborah said...

I'm one of the daughters of Betty Schaffner, author of Designs to Color. Betty died in 1972, and after Price Stern Sloan/Penguin Books stopped printing her books, the rights reverted to me and my brother, sisters and I decided to put the designs on the internet, copyright free for personal, not for profit use. Here's the link: Be sure to download the drawings before you print them.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0efxq1virqjid67/K2DH4pQPm5

Happy Coloring, Deborah Merriman,
www.storytelling-in-business.com

Deborah said...

How can I get in contact with Edy Chandler, one of your posters from Oct 2013. I am one of Betty Schaffner's daughters, but I don't recall her by name. Surely we knew each other! Would love to catch up. Feel free to share my email address: deborah at dougstevenson.com Thanks.