Veronica’s Garden: A Colouring Book to Inspire Curiosity, Courage & Friendship

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What’s ‘Veronica’s Garden’ all about?

Veronica’s Garden is a wellbeing colouring book to inspire curiosity, courage and friendship. Written and illustrated by me, Sarah Jane Vickery, this is for curious people of all ages who love animals, nature and colouring creatively.

Here’s what you get:

  • A4 size (210 x 297 mm) portrait format book
  • 52 pages in total including the cover
  • 45 illustrations to colour some small, some large
  • Inner pages: 140 gsm uncoated paperstock (great for pencil crayon and can take some markers)
  • Cover: 300 gsm uncoated paperstock
  • Singer sewn spine for strength and it lies flat
  • FREE YouTube tutorials so you can get creative and colour along with me

How can I share my work? Yes, please do!

I love seeing different peoples interpretation of my illustrations. If you enjoy Veronica’s Garden, please feel free to share your colouring creations on social media. You will find me most frequently on Instagram @sjvickery and Facebook plus in my FREE YouTube tutorials so you can colour along with me. If you do share your work, I’d really appreciate you using #veronicasgarden and @sjvickery or #sarahjanevickery

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What is so special about Veronica’s Garden?

This is more than just a colouring book. It’s a journey! …where curious minds capture The Art of Wellbeing.

The adventure starts when Poly Moone arrives on Veronica‘s doorstep – this is no ordinary place. From a fox who flies and a squirrel who gardens, to a brave little bird alongside a sceptical Top Cat – the seeds of friendship are everywhere.

Pictures tell a tale of ageless exploration, of the struggles we all have to be happy and find purpose. A place that inspires curiosity, courage and friendship – captured for you to colour. Ready for a new perspective? Grab your colours, step through the gate and see what you discover in Veronica’s Garden.

What’s the format of the book?

The book is A4 size (210 x 297 mm) and 52 pages in total including the cover. There are 45 illustrations to colour some small, some large. I draw with 0.1mm and 0.05mm Copics so the lines are very fine allowing you to colour right into the outlines. You can click through the photos to check it out. The spine is Singer sewn for strength – plus I think it looks great. I also find it much easier than perfect bound books myself because the pages open fully flat for colouring. There’s a boarder left around the illustrations, so no need to fuss with colouring into the spine. Please click “Additional Information” for more details.

What is the paper like?

The inner paperstock is 140gsm. It has a very natural feel and just a little tooth to catch your pencil crayon. It is thick enough to blend and layer colours. The cover is 300gsm paperstock. It too is uncoated which I like again for the natural feel, being eco-friendly and it gets a nice worn-in feel making it mine!

What kind of colours work best?

I love pencil crayons. I personally use either Prismacolor or Faber-Castell Polychromos pencil crayons for their superior pigment and blending ability. I’m sure there are other terrific colours out there so do experiment! Markers work too depending on the brand and type. Alcohol based markers like W&N promarkers bleed through, however, I’ve used water based markers successfully. Do test your markers beforehand to make sure they won’t bleed through. No matter your media of preference, I recommend putting a blank sheet of paper behind the illustration you are colouring so as not to mark the next page. Happy colouring!

Who is this for?

This is an ageless exploration where curious minds capture The Art of Wellbeing! This book is for you if:

  • You find colouring helps you think and relax.
  • You like intricate, fanciful illustrations of the natural world.
  • You enjoy pondering curious questions.
  • You are a visual learner.
  • You believe in the power of creativity and curiosity to make change happen.
  • You’d like to colour along with me in my FREE YouTube tutorials

What can I gain?

  • Increase your self-awareness and intuition by tapping into your right-brain. 
  • Spark your creativity and express your inner artist. We all have it!
  • Take time for yourself and feel the relaxing benefits of colouring.
  • See a new perspective.
  • Most importantly… have fun!

Additional information

Weight 220 g
Dimensions 210 × 297 mm









300 gsm paper stock


140 gsm uncoated paper stock


Singer sewn

2 reviews for Veronica’s Garden: A Colouring Book to Inspire Curiosity, Courage & Friendship

  1. Mandi

    Veronica’s Garden is a beautifully illustrated book. Since buying it I have rediscovered the joy of colouring in.

  2. Veronica

    I love this book, it’s great on so many different levels. It is full of really charming illustrations that can be coloured in so many different ways. It is thoughtful and appeals to all ages and skills. Everyone I have showed it to have loved it too.

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