Coloring book

This whimsical hand-illustrated coloring book offers a delightful escape into a world of creativity and imagination.


These illustrations are digital art and mixed digital creations with photography. They are full of vibrant colors and dynamic and fun characters.

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Coloring book

The pages of this whimsical hand-illustrated coloring book feature enchanting mountain landscapes and adorable illustrated wildlife. As you color in these scenes, you can immerse yourself in the excitement of outdoor exploration, even if you’re cozily tucked indoors.
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Mountain fun coloring book

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Check out some of the characters that live in Jessica’s mind.  Some have become stories for children; others are awaiting a conversation with her to come up with an idea together. No AI was utilized in the creation of these images.

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Prepare to embark on an enchanting adventure with a forthcoming hand-illustrated book that will take young readers soaring through the pages of imagination. This heartwarming story revolves around a child’s lifelong passion for flying and the relationship with her absolute favorite grandfather. Get ready to embark on a literary journey that inspires both young hearts and curious minds. Captivating readers with each turn of the page in the inviting world of playful onomatopoeia. Written by C.S. Boyll. Illustrated by Jessica Santiesteban.

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Jessica had prepared a wonderful 34 image coloring book for the very well known “National Museum of World War II Aviation” located in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.  This coloring book is exclusively available at the Museum’s gift shop.   Visit their website and plan your visit!

Jessica and Levi cartoon

do dreams come true?


My name is Jessica Santiesteban (now Johnson). I am an author, artist, storybook illustrator, and creative entrepreneur.

I was born and raised in Durango, Mexico in a bilingual family. When I was about 13 my Mom enrolled me in a special class I was sure I would hate! I was not happy, but my ‘boring’ class was an art class which turned out to be an experience that changed the lens through which I see life. (Moms do know best!)

Years passed and I had my first solo art exhibition at 21. Between my 25th and my 27th birthdays I had two wonderful daughters, to whom I wanted to read stories, so I wrote my own.

One night as I fell asleep, I had a dream. In this dream I saw an image that remained strong and clear, even after I woke up. I sat up and scribbled a sketch of it on a small piece of paper I had on my night table.

About a year later I incorporated this illustration into my first book, which became an award-winning book in Mexico. I didn’t know I had it in me, but there it was, a book living in my head. I’ve had many dreams since then, some of which have become illustrations.

I immigrated to the United States in 2011 and became a naturalized citizen in December 2020. I currently live in the Rocky Mountain region. I am married to a wonderful husband and between us we have 5 grown children and an adorable Morkie named Levi.

Since that first art class in Middle School which exposed me to a huge world of color and creativity I have:

– Written and illustrated 2 books in Spanish.
– Had a solo exhibition and multiple group exhibits in well-known galleries in my Mexico.
– Illustrated a picture book for author Bibi Cordova.
– Illustrated an informational book about scorpions for Author Betty G. Howard.
– Created an Etsy shop where you can see my art on stationery.
– Published my first coloring book, “Mountain Fun.”
– Created multiple planners soon to be in digital formats and paperback.
– Illustrated “Always Flying Bobby!” Written by author, C.S. Boyll ( (Soon to be released).
– Begun work on 24 illustrations for a scientific book about the birds of the State of Durango by authors Walter Bishop and Betty G. Howard (Second edition to be published in 2024).

Thank you for visiting this space, it is literally a dream come true.
Jessica Santiesteban

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