I'm Veronica, 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 and called me an "artist." Unfortunately, my childhood was not conducive to becoming an artist, so that artistic dream was rolled up and hidden inside me for a long, long time.
However, 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.
Then I kept drawing and drawing and drawing...
On weekends (or late at night while the house is quiet), I create some free Catholic coloring pages for Paperdali readers and also sell books and activity books (in PDF) for The Paper Dali Etsy Shop.
You can see my snapshots of current projects---and what inspires them on my Instagram feed. You'll also see some photos of the tabletop games on rotation, the seaside, and evidence of a Catholic life.
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.
Aside from being an artist and editor, I also am the founder of The Invisible Scar, a passion project dedicated to raising awareness of emotional child abuse and its effects on adult survivors.
I also am a catechist for our parish's Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program and teach the Liturgy of the Word for Children twice a month.
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.