Culture to Color creates Coloring Books that highlight the culture and history of destinations and organizations.
Photographer and Best Selling Book Author, Bibi LeBlanc, founded Culture to Color in 2018 and began creating themed coloring books. Starting with Explore the Sights of DeLand, an adult coloring book with images of her Florida hometown, Culture to Color has since published other titles, including the award-winning Berlin Divided – Berlin United, a cultural guide and coloring book featuring the history and culture of Berlin during and after the Cold War.
An explorer at heart, Bibi, a native of Berlin, Germany, has resided in Florida for 30 years. She has traveled the world with her camera as a loyal companion, taking photos of historical and cultural locations. Culture to Color gives her the opportunity to share her love of exploration through photography by turning her pictures into a different medium, coloring books, to share them with you.
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award exists to promote excellence in the publishing industry by recognizing talented contemporary authors. Their work represents creative storytelling, bold concepts, and innovative ideas.
The Eric Hoffer Award is one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses. These awards are given to recent literary works that have extreme merit. One of the Hoffer Award’s stated goals is to honor original materials and new ideas.
Bibi LeBlanc was born and grew up in West-Berlin, Germany, at a time when The Wall surrounding her hometown was a very present reality. After graduating, she left Berlin, received 2 years of business administration training in a British company. Her strong desire to see more of the world kept tugging at her, though, and led her to be an “au pair” in California, where she made her first skydive. It was an instrumental time in her life in many ways!
Upon her return to Germany, Bibi became a flight attendant with Lufthansa. She spent four amazing years traveling the world, taking photos and skydiving in Europe, the US, Hong-Kong, Australia, South-Africa, etc. She met her husband-to-be and moved from Germany to Florida – her childhood dream of living in a place with palm trees and ocean had come true. They worked and traveled together in the skydiving industry, and raised three sons.
Traveling has been a big theme in Bibi’s life, and her camera has been her loyal companion. To her, photography means capturing adventures, moments in time, and sharing them, and her ”joie de vivre”!
Inspired by beautiful historic sites throughout her travels and close to home, Bibi LeBlanc, took her own photography and turned it into beautiful mandala coloring pages. Art has no defined colors, only imagination brought on by feeling. Culture to Color is a series of Coloring Books designed for adults to have fun, relieve stress, and just be a kid again. With Culture to Color pages you have no limits to your imagination!
Visionary, Creator, Culture Enthusiast
In the Media
The Annual 2020 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards honored Explore the Sights of Berlin Divided – Berlin United by Bibi LeBlanc, in the category of Young Adult: Nonfiction as the Gold medal winner.
The Eric Hoffer award is one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses. One of the Hoffer Award’s stated goals is to highlight original materials and new ideas, which its creators felt have been all but stamped out by mainstream media and large publishing companies. That makes the award unique, and it’s certainly in keeping with the humble origins of the man for whom the competition was named.
“The Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award exists to promote excellence in the publishing industry by recognizing talented contemporary authors who put both heart and soul into their work. FAPA is proud to be a champion of authors and publishers going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect,” said Patti Jefferson, Past President of FAPA.
You know of the fall of the Berlin Wall… but do you know what life was like before it fell? #ElevateDaytona speaker Bibi LeBlanc shares with us a personal account of what growing up with the wall was like in her talk titled “I Am a Berliner”. Ich bin ein Berliner!