A long, long time ago (1987) I worked with Dr, Marion Oettinger at the San Antonio Museum of Art to produce a coloring book of some of the engaging pieces of art in the brand new Latin American Folk Art collection given to SAMA by Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller. The Museum itself was only a few years old then.
I was working as a free-lance Illustrator for the San Antonio Express News at the time, and this was a fantastic chance to go behind the scenes at the museum to get a first-hand look at this comprehensive collection. Fun!
Long story short, earlier this week while I was doing my hunkered-down-at-home book organizing routine, I came across a copy of the coloring book we did. It’s called, appropriately enough, “Coloring the Folk Art of Mexico” and it was published by my dear friend David Bowen, whom so many of us still remember.
There are lots of folk art coloring books these days, but back then it was a novelty. We did a second printing with a different cover, but here’s the original version.
And here are a few original images from that coloring book for you to download and color (oh, boy!!) – you’ll be enhancing a little bit of San Antonio history with every mark you make!
Click on the download link below the small images to open and print the page-sized versions. The Devil Biker is my favorite. The Siesta one is the easiest to color. Staying in the lines is NOT required.
Download the Blouse
Download the Delivery Man
Download the Devil Biker
Download the Jar
HAVE FUN COLORING . . . AND TAKE GOOD CARE in your safe shelters !!
Thanks, Lyn! I lived in NY State when Nelson Rockefeller was governor. Boy was that long ago!
That makes us almost …. 40??
Oh no we are only 39,
You, my friend, are a constant surprise! Great blog.
Thanks, Pal ♥♥♥
Lovely book, great memories. Makes me want to go to Mexico. I recognise the vase as something that is still displayed.
It is! I love that collection – your work reflects it so beautifully, Terry Gay.
Love, love, love “Devil Biker”!!!!
That was fun and certainly representative of San Antonio.
#1,ooo,ooo. things you have done in your life and I Think you are just getting started! : )