Just For Fun
Keep Calm and Color On:
Amazing Coloring Books for Adults
by Janssen Bradshaw
Have you heard about coloring books for adults? They’ve become wildly popular as both a stress-reliever and a way to turn off digital distractions.
Plus, when you finish, you have something beautiful to show for your downtime. Try slipping a finished page in a frame for some inexpensive decoration or go old school and hang them on the fridge like you did in kindergarten.
For an audiobook lover like me, it’s the perfect way to keep my hands busy while I listen to my latest title (and way more fun than ironing or doing dishes).
If you’ve been contemplating giving coloring a spin, here are some of the best!
Color Me Crazy: Insanely Detailed Creations to Challenge Your Skills and Blow Your Mind
This coloring book is insane! One look and you’ll know that no preschooler could handle this coloring book — every image is full of the tiniest lines and patterns. This one will last you a good long while.
Outside the Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations
This one is fun because it was created by a whole slew of different artists, which means every page has a different style and design. Instead of doing a few dozen very similar pictures, you get something new on each page.
The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book
This is my favorite of all the coloring books I’ve seen; it’s more story-based than most coloring books, following a little girl who receives a cuckoo clock as a gift. In the night, she climbs into it and is transported to various magical lands. The story continues with The Time Chamber and The Night Voyage.
Paris Street Style
Ah Paris, ooh la la! Take a stroll through the world's most romantic city as you color your way through this high-end coloring book. Sleek and chic, the pages are filled with delicate drawings of Paris fashion and the beautiful city itself.
World of Flowers
It was Johanna Basford's charming illustrations that made adult coloring books popular Her drawings are varied and include pages that will appeal to both beginner and advanced colorists. If you love flowers and intricate details, then you'll also love this book.
The Official Outlander Coloring Book
Fans of Outlander can look forward to many enjoyable hours of coloring thanks to this book. Six different artists contributed to the designs, giving their interpretation of the story. And each page includes a quote from the book to go with the illustration.
Totally '90s Coloring Book
This delightfully nostalgic coloring book is sure to bring back memories of slap bracelets, butterfly clips, and forgetting to feed your Tamagotchi. A fun and hilarious blast from the past, all that and a bag of chips.
Now to find the perfect set of markers or pencils …