Local Artist Brings Cincinnati Landmarks to Life With Botanically-Inspired Coloring Book

The coloring book takes iconic Queen City spots like Fountain Square, Woodward Theater, Duke Energy's Cincinnati sign and Clifton's Skyline Chili sign and decorates them with beautiful flowers

click to enlarge Cover of "Cincinnati Botanical Coloring Book" featuring the Fountain Square's The Genius of Water fountain - Photo: popgunflo.com
Photo: popgunflo.com
Cover of "Cincinnati Botanical Coloring Book" featuring the Fountain Square's The Genius of Water fountain

Social distancing is still in full swing, so there's really no better time to cozy up with a coloring book and some freshly-sharpened colored pencils and go to town. 

click to enlarge Illustrations in the coloring book - Photo: popgunflo.com
Photo: popgunflo.com
Illustrations in the coloring book

And this local artist has taken all of our beloved Queen City landmarks and icons and turned them into botanically infused drawings that you can bring to life. 

Sadie Kern, a Cincinnati native who attended the University of Cincinnati's DAAP and studied fine arts, typically uses her passion for illustration to create works promoting self-love and women's empowerment. She also enjoys drawing floral designs, which is where the inspiration behind her recent project, Cincinnati Botanical Coloring Book, was born. 

"It started out with just a couple of landmarks in Cincinnati and then I thought to myself 'I should totally make a coloring book,' so I did. I created the book in February," Kern said in an email interview.

According to Kern, her favorite illustration in the book is Over-the-Rhine's Woodward Theater. 

"I liked adding all of the intricate detail surrounding a building I am so familiar with," she said. 

Other familiar landmarks featured in the book include the Duke Energy Convention Center's Cincinnati sign, Frisch's Big Boy, a Skyline Chili sign and The Banks' Sing the Queen City sign. 

The book is available for purchase online through Amazon for $10. Kern also takes custom requests and features a selection of prints available for purchase on her website

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