About Vee

Hello!

I'm Vee, a self-taught artist with a passion for hand-drawn coloring pages and activity books. I love the intimacy of hand-drawn work, pieces that look like your best friend drew them out of fondness for you.

I've had only one art class in my life. But as an 8th grader at a little Catholic elementary school in
Pennsylvania, I had a fantastic teacher who encouraged me to create art and even called me an "artist." Many years later, as an adult, I remembered the lessons from that wonderful art class and started unfurling my love of drawing. Eventually, I began sharing free coloring pages here on Paper Dali.

My love of Jesus Christ and His Holy Church fuels all my work. My hope is that my Catholic coloring pages and crafts inspire children (and adults!) to learn more about Christ, the Blessed Mother, the saints, the Mass, and other riches of the Catholic Church.

Some of my Catholic coloring pages and crafts have appeared in myriad publications and websites, including Loyola Press’s Finding God book series, NBC Latino: Celebrating Las Posadas With Your Children, Oregon Catholic Press, Catholic Icing, and The Saint Nicholas Center.

I also create downloadable Catholic coloring books and calendars for The Paper Dali Etsy Shop.
 
Aside from being an artist, I'm the director of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and Adult Sacraments at my parish. You can see glimpses of my life as artist and director on my Instagram feed.  

I'm also the founder of The Invisible Scar, a passion project dedicated to raising awareness of emotional child abuse and its effects on adult survivors.

Best of all, I'm the joyful wife of G and the mother of four creative, hilarious, and endlessly energetic kids. They are my favorite people in the world, and I feel blessed to call them family.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your Our Lady of Guadalupe with the Rose, infantile mode. Perfect for CCD. I sent an email requesting permission to use on a quilt to be raffled for benefit of religious education at a local parish. Hope I can use it. Your blog is a wonderful resource. Just found it today when I was looking for free online pics of Our Lady of Guadlaupe to use on a qulit label.

Creative Commons License ... and please do NOT offer my works as downloads from your site.