ChromaCat Mosaic Book
PREMIUM QUALITY GREYSCALE COLORING BOOK.
Color over the gray to bring your images to life in this premium greyscale adult coloring book.
- 36 resplendent color images of Catholic Mosaics.
- 36 stunning greyscale images for illuminating.
- Printed one-sided on 80lb archival quality, acid-free paper
- Perforated for easy removal and sharing with friends, loved ones and the world.
- Coloring Resources & Guidance: video tutorials, tips & techniques as well as examples of colored pages from the book provided at chromacat.faith/mastery
- Watermarked on the back of each picture for the colorist's name and date
“ChrómaCat increases your awareness of God’s beauty and stirs your heart to wonder. It combines art with prayer and this is where holiness begins. No matter your vocation in life, use ChrómaCat as an instrument to illuminate your relationship with God.” – Father Nathan Cromly, CSJ
President and Founder of the Saint John Institute
“Every genuine artistic intuition goes beyond what the senses perceive and, reaching beneath reality’s surface, strives to interpret its hidden mystery. The intuition itself springs from the depths of the human soul, where the desire to give meaning to one’s own life is joined by the fleeting vision of beauty and of the mysterious unity of things.” Pope John Paull II, Letter to Artists.
Beauty is an expression of God. The history of the Catholic Church has used art and beauty to point our hearts, minds and souls towards our Creator. As children of the Creator, we naturally receive a sense of peace from things of goodness, things of truth and things of beauty. Reignite your faith with the joy of coloring Catholic art, landscapes and traditions. May these (treasured sites and images of our Catholic faith) images spring forth with new meaning as you blend color with prayerful meditation.
The gray images receive a breath of life as you gently shade the lighter areas and saturate the darker sections, artistic intuition, through light and dark colored pencils, transforms the light and dark gray tones into a masterpiece of color and creation. As you meditate on the images and inspirational passages, allow the Holy Spirit to guide your expression and emotions to create a bold, brilliant display of color (color arrangement) irradiating energy and joy, or a softened, monochromatic image illuminating peace and tranquility.
Each high quality image has been specifically chosen and modified to bring about a unique inspiration from each colorist. An index of the original color photos have been placed on the back of each page with appropriately selected Scripture for a meditative, prayerful experience.
Mosaic art was the most important feature of Byzantine art for almost a thousand years: comparable with sculpture in Ancient Greece, the painted panel of the Northern Renaissance, or the altarpiece in 16th century Venice. Shimmering in the candlelight and sometimes decorated in gold leaf, these exquisite glass jigsaws were governed by rigid rules as to colour, size and composition, mosaics had two key aims: to beautify the house of the Lord (and overawe the spectator), and to educate illiterate worshippers in the Gospel story. The individual mosaic pieces (tesserae) were often deliberately set unevenly, to create movement of light and colour.
THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF COLORING
HOLY IMAGES, SACRED SCRIPTURE, AND SAINT QUOTES LEAD YOU INTO PRAYER AS YOU COLOR CHRÓMACAT. LITURGY, THE DIVINE WORK, WAS DEVELOPED TO FOCUS OUR SENSES, ACTIONS, AND WORDS ON THE WORSHIP OF GOD. CHRÓMACAT IS A KIND OF ‘LITURGICAL COLORING’ THAT NOURISHES, SUPPORTS, AND FOCUSES OUR MIND AND SENSES ON THE MYSTERY.
…IS THE ADDITION OF COLOR TO A PICTURE WHICH ALREADY HAS SHADING DONE FOR YOU.
…MAKES IT EASIER TO PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY REALISTIC LOOKING COLORINGS.
…HAS THE LOCATIONS FOR THE LAYERING, BLENDING AND SHADING ALREADY IN PLACE FOR YOU TO JUST ADD COLOR.
…WILL TAKE TIME. IT NEED NOT BE FINISHED IN ONE COLORING SESSION, RATHER, IT IS A MYSTERY TO UNFOLD AND UPON COMPLETION, ONE IS FILLED WITH ACCOMPLISHMENT.
In the Extraordinary Form, the peace of the Low Mass is the greyscale image, and its illumination is the glory of the High Mass. Both Masses are forms of art made of details and layers. When these layers are stripped away, the Mass loses its verticality and sense of wonder, but when embraced, they enhance the depth and beauty of the Sacred Liturgy.