Thursday, August 6, 2015

Dust off your crayons and markers!

When I was a kid I looovvved doing Doodle Art, remember that?? I could lose myself for hours coloring in the intricate images (and who didn't love that black velvet??) and now I can have fun again with adult coloring! Yes that's right my peeps, adult coloring. 

Since 2013 coloring books that have been made to appeal to adults have topped the bestselling charts selling more than 1.5 million copies in over 22 languages, which means that I can now let my inner kid color once again!

Life is stressful and we don't always take the time to just unwind and let ourselves do something that isn't tech-oriented such as watch TV or go on the computer.  Coloring is something that anyone can do, young or old, and all it requires is some crayons or markers and you are set to go!

What I loved about these books by Skyhorse Publishing is that the pages are perforated so you can either take them out of the book right away and start to color or if the page lays flat enough you can color it and then take it out later to display.  There is a 12 book series featuring vibrant illustrations that include paisley, mandala, art nouveau, zen, mehndi and whimsical designs so there is something for everyone!

I picked a page out of the "Whimsical Designs" book that had plants (can you tell I'm a plant lover??) and started coloring using markers and was immediately transported back in time.  I could almost hear Scooby Doo and Josie and the Pussycats playing on TV during Saturday morning cartoons!  Ok now I'm just dating myself aren't I?? haha  But seriously, it was very calming and it made me add a better assortment of Crayola markers to my shopping list so I can have a lot more colors!
 and here is the start of my page
I can't wait to stock up on more markers and keep coloring.  If you would like to be transported back in time to your childhood and start coloring again you can find this series at Amazon.ca.  To see the full series when you are in Amazon.ca just click on the Skyhorse Publishing link and you will see all of the fabulous books.

Whimsical Designs Coloring for Artists
Art Nouveau Coloring for Everyone
Zen Patterns and Designs Coloring for Everyone

 Disclosure: The above post contains affiliate links. I was provided with complimentary colouring books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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