Grown-Up Coloring Books

Getting out your magic markers

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. 

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