The New York Times wrote an article recently about grown-up coloring books and it piqued my interest. They featured one illustrator, Johanna Basford. When I investigated I found that there are many artists publishing books with intricate, hand-drawn, beautiful illustrations for adults to color. I will admit to loving a few computer games because they are fun, relaxing and calming. Grown-up coloring books achieve the same results minus the computer screen. The books help adults focus, get centered and get in touch with their inner artist. I cannot draw worth beans, but I love color. I think it would be great fun to experiment with color in these beautiful drawings, plus it will be a respite from the various screens I am usually attached to.
Johanna Basford’s first book was Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book, published in 2013.