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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Books Spotlight - The new coloring book fad! It's actually a lot of fun!

Just take a look around any craft store or book store and you are sure to find a huge display of coloring books for adults.  It's been discovered that coloring actually helps adults deal with anxiety and stress.  I can attest to the truth in this - plus it's a lot of fun!

Here are three books that I have just adored.  They would make great Christmas gifts for those artsy (or stressed-out) folks in your life, or just for yourself!  Grab a box of crayons or colored pencils and join in the fun!

The Tula Pink Coloring Book: 75+ Signature Designs in Fanciful Coloring Pages

About The Book:

F&W Media; $15.95

75+ stunning patterns to color and love! Intricate paisley, whimsical nature scenes, lush animal prints. This is what Tula Pink's designs are known for--and now you can add your own touch to her distinct style in The Tula Pink Coloring Book.
Get lost in patterns or make a hummingbird fly off the page with an unexpected combination of reds and pinks. There are no wrong answers here. The perforated pages are ideal for framing and gifting, though you may want to hold on to your favorites!

Whether you've been on Team Tula for years or you're new to her designs, The Tula Pink Coloring Book is sure to get your creative juices flowing--one page at a time!

Coloring Ocean Mandalas: 30 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation

About The Book:

Ulysses Press; $10

Coloring for adults gets a nautical twist with this collection of whimsical mandalas.

Coloring mandalas is an ancient way to attain focus, clarity, and peace. Now with more than thirty original images that incorporate ocean imagery into mandala patterns, Coloring Ocean Mandalas adds the beauty of the ocean—including dolphins, sea shells, whales and waves—to these intricate designs for page after page of coloring book bliss.
With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas are spiritual symbols that represent the universe. Coloring these hypnotically beautiful, mystical shapes is a meditative and enjoyable way to relax. A fun way to achieve a state of mindfulness, this book fosters creativity, reduces stress, and allows you to embrace your inner child by focusing on the simple but engaging task of coloring in the detailed designs.

Coloring Dream Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation

About The Book:

Ulysses Press; $10

Relax and de-stress from your busy life by coloring this collection of whimsical mandalas that incorporate mystical imagery into the patterns. Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself as you artfully turn the intricate shapes in this book into stunning works of art. Coloring Dream Mandalas offers you an imaginative array of inspiring quotes and beautiful images, including:•Dragons
•Dream catchers
•Stars and Moons
•Sacred Symbols

My thanks to the publishers for providing the review copies of these books. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

stacybuckeye.com said...

I received a few this Christmas already and have had fun with the first one. Looking forward to more :)