Testimonials

What People Are Saying …

“My coloring story begins many years ago when my mother would surprise my sister and I with a new coloring book. She would walk several blocks while on her lunch break to buy small 10 cent coloring books and then hide them away. If my sister or I became sick or if the weather was too bad for us to play outside she would surprise us with a new coloring book and occasionally a new box of crayons.
I have continued to color off and on throughout my adult years and collected around 150 coloring books, but became frustrated with all the tiny spaces. I mean there is only so much you can do with those tiny areas. I packed them all up and put them in a closet.
One day I stumbled across a color along on Facebook that was hosted by Anne Manera and instantly thought this is for me! The friendly conversation and Anne’s soothing voice was such a relaxing relief from the stressful day I was having.

I ordered 2 of her books from Amazon. When my order arrived I was in love and soon I discovered Anne’s Etsy store where I bought the first of many pdfs she has to offer. (I will one day own them all!)
I love the range of her artwork. While some have more detail, there are also many with enough space for me to be creative! There is enough room to blend, shade, doodle, draw, add words, or pretty do much anything you can think of to do with a piece of paper. Oh, almost forgot, you can just simply add color!”
Barbara R.

“Through Anne Manera’s color alongs is how I learned how to do grayscale; I was scared to try it. She gave step by step visual instructions on how to color the grayscale, which was beginner friendly. Anne’s color alongs also taught me how to blend and shade. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to learn. Her color alongs are not like watching the normal tutorial. She allows us to ask any questions they have during the color along, and she answers them all. I still can’t figure out how she explains what she’s doing while coloring, reads the comments, and then answers them,lol. The color alongs have also introduced me to so many mediums that I didn’t even know about. In her color alongs I’ve seen her coloring with colored pencils, watercolor pencils, pastels, markers,highlighters, and even eyeshadow. Through her color alongs, I’ve learned many techniques, for example, one of her color alongs taught me the pointillism technique. Most importantly, they have given me confidence in my coloring, and a group of friends. Michelle W.

“I have purchased Paint Alongs from Anne Manera, and have been amazed how much I have learned.
I have never painted before and her classes have taught
me many tips and ideas of painting. After 2 of her classes, I actually think I could paint a picture.
Thank you Anne, and I look forward to our next Paint Along!”
Melody

“Whether you have or have never attended a color along, you need to come to Anne’s.  She is a very talented artist, and have learned much, such as
1. Paper type to use
2. All different types of mediums,including different brands of pencils, watercoloring, markers, etc.
3. Techniques such as blending, shading, grayscales, etc.
Will answer any question on any subject not just what we are working on that day.
And the icing on the color along is we all have fun and its so enjoyable.  You can leave feeling stress free.
Hope to see you there!!! “
Connie

“Anne, I just have to say what a brilliant idea your Color Alongs are. I just attended one and it’s pure genius ! So much fun. You sounded so natural and relaxed. “ Cristin

“I just love Anne’s coloring books ! ”  Diane L.

“Who joined Anne Manera for her grey scale color along today ?  …. Thanks Anne, I had so much fun and learned a few new techniques today.” Deb C.

“I love your coloring books, you are so talented. I have Simply Still Life Grayscale Photo Coloring and just love it.”  Ellie G.

“Love your pictures to colour Anne Manera.” Nessa S.

“My friends & I LOVED this afternoon’s COLOR ALONG !!!” Karma L.

“Anne Manera’s Winter 2019 Coloring Camp, January 20-26, was awesome. As I will be approaching the age of 70 in a couple of months, one of the things on my Bucket List is to become better and feel more confident in the artistic field. With Anne’s broad knowledge of this discipline, her easygoing and thorough methods of teaching coloring using six different mediums this past week, colored pencils, graphite pencil,markers, chalk pastels, watercolor pencils, and crayons with blending oil; I found to be fun, challenging and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Besides being a very knowledgeable artist, Anne is also a lot of fun, and I found the people in the class to be quite talented and fun as well.”  Merry H. 

“Artist Anne Manera offers a wide variety of coloring books and journals, and there is something for everyone
including both line art and gray scale images. Her coloring books are fun to color, and suitable for all ages.
Her color-alongs are fantastic, with humor, insight, and enable colorists to interact with an experienced artist.
Every time I watch one of Anne’s color-alongs I learn something new about coloring or blending.” Nola H.

“My very first art class ever. I just took the Anne Manera 2018 Summer Coloring Camp class. It was wonderful.
It is a 90 minute a day color along class. You learn a huge amount. I actually did videos 5 days and live
2 days due to my schedule. Both were equally awesome. I replayed the videos as I needed to. I suggest this to any artistic level.
This was my first class, but there were some artists in the class too.” Linda H.

“I love Anne’s work. She is an inspiration to me. Her teaching methods are very easy and most of the time I catch on really well.
When I don’t it is my own fault not hers. She shows us more than once how to do something, and is a wonderful teacher.
I suggest everyone who likes to color or paint, should seek Anne out and enroll in her classes both free and paid. I do.” Judy H.

“Anne Manera is the most down to earth teacher. She makes learning something new fun, not frightening.
I highly recommend anything that has Anne’s name on it. I’m hooked.” Lisa A

“I have learned so much about art and technique from Anne Manera. She has taught me about coloring and
painting with pencils, markers, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic paint, and even just a blue pen or number 2 pencil.
Before I met Anne I was only using markers for my coloring addiction.
Now I know how to use pointillism, cross hatching, and blending. A whole new world has opened up for me.” Lynn M.

I just received Big Variety Coloring Book and I have never had such a big coloring book and just love every page.
Artist Anne Manera is amazing, compassionate, and has such a caring heart. I have purchased a lot of
Anne’s books and I seriously have never been disappointed not once. I do know she has some more amazing books coming and just can’t wait.
Anne has color alongs weekly and also draws live with us viewers.
Don’t wait and get this book ordered as you will love it as much as I do, I just know it.
You get line art, grayscale’s, and color charts.” Yvonne E.

“I just love being apart of Anne Manera’s life. I love to see what she is going to do next. I look forward to her color alongs every week.
She has taught me so, much. She is very into the people that make up her groups. I love being in the colorista group.
She has a good heart. I would call her my friend. Please don’t ever change and cant wait to see what
Anne Manera will do next. Anne continue doing what you do and I keep following you.” 
Sarah T.

I just received Big Variety Coloring Book and I have never had such a big coloring book and just love every page.
Artist Anne Manera is amazing, compassionate, and has such a caring heart. I have purchased a lot of
Anne’s books and I seriously have never been disappointed not once. I do know she has some more amazing books coming and just can’t wait.
Anne has color alongs weekly and also draws live with us viewers.
Don’t wait and get this book ordered as you will love it as much as I do, I just know it.
You get line art, grayscale’s, and color charts.” Yvonne E.

“Great coloring books from Anne Manera! Wonderful variety of pictures to color. Anne has an excellent selection of coloring books on her website.
Something for everyone to enjoy coloring…..from children to seniors. Check out her color alongs on her website too. You won’t be disappointed!! ” Bonnie H.

“Just received my Fibromyalgia Mantras Coloring Book and love it already! So many of us who have “invisible” chronic pain illnesses feel like no one understands.
This book puts into words what I feel from day to day and are not complicated coloring for those days when the
pain is bad I need the distraction to help with the pain. I am also pleased with
the “extra” pages that I can add mantras that are specific to me. A great book for chronic pain warriors!”  Denise F.

“No matter your age, Anne Manera’s coloring books are perfect! Her designs are simple enough
for a beginning colorist and gorgeous enough for an advanced colorist to turn into a work of art!” Katie