Monday, August 10, 2015

Adult Coloring Books are all the Rage

It's amazing to me that a new fad has hit the market.  In a time when everyone wants everything done yesterday,  Adult Coloring Books beg for you to take your time!

It seems,  we have found out, that running the rat race is sometimes driving us to a place where we all need just a little bit of quiet and peace.

Adult coloring books are much like the ones we had as children, but the designs are a little more intricate and require a steady hand.

That and a little patience, along with a good supply of coloring pencils or markers will make you an artist of exceptional beauty, brought to life by your own hands.



The Secret Garden is one of these Coloring Books.  I have seen it entirely from cover to cover and they are beautiful in design!  You are free to use your own imagination, pick your favorite predominant colors and  complete them to your own tastes.

The author of these pictures was trying to sell 200,000 copies, so that she would have enough to start another project.  What she did not know is that she would sell over a million copies of her beautiful book.

So, book number two became a reality as well.....



The Enchanted Forest is as beautiful as the Secret Garden and will keep any adult occupied for hours. The best part of this whole coloring book craze is that when you need some peace and quiet, something that will soothe your overworked nerves, you just need to grab your book and turn to the page you last worked on (or start a different one), and within the hour, you will find yourself unwinding and relaxing like never before.

In our busy world, these easy, beautiful and inexpensive books, will save you from many hours of therapy.  We have forgotten how to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.  These Coloring Books are just that, a simple pleasure.

Add some wonderful markers, crayons or pencil crayons and you are all set to go.  I dare you to try it, and I bet you will love it.


Once you have finished one of the pictures, come on back and let us see.......share and let us admire your handiwork or send me the link and I'll post it.....

Just take a look at one of the beautiful designs in the Enchanted Forest...



The Magic Garden and Enchanted Forest are works of Johanna Basford, author and illustrator. I think she has a great future with her designs and I'm grateful that she has shared her talent with us.

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful coloring page and an excellent idea! We all need a way to unwind and take a break from the hectic world. I absolutely love the idea of adult coloring books, especially when they are as lovely as the one you have featured.

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  2. I love the idea of a coloring book for an adult as a relaxation tool. These designs are beautiful!

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  3. I love the idea of a coloring book for an adult as a relaxation tool. These designs are beautiful!

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  4. I've purchased an adult coloring book and have found it delightful. The best part of that delight is sharing the joy of coloring in that book with my 11 year old granddaughter. I must find the two coloring books you have reviewed here.

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  5. I've heard of coloring books becoming popular for adults nowadays. Remembering how enjoyable coloring was as a child - and just as much fun being the mother of a child and helping them color - that it seems perfectly reasonable that we as adults would enjoy coloring. It IS relaxing.

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  6. They sure are! Coincidentally I had heard this on the radio a few weeks ago and have also just recently written about this growing trend!

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  7. I have been coloring for some time. It's the best way to find some "me time" Try it, buy a book and some pencils you won't regret it

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  8. Markers can not be used because they bleed through.

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