Coloring Books for Grown-ups: My Top 5

I can't believe there's actually a coloring book for grown-ups! Now I felt silly for buying a Finding Nemo coloring book a few years back. Haha.

Yes, I never stopped coloring books. I find it therapeutic and relaxing. Although now, I prefer colored pencils instead of crayons. That's why I will say it again... I can't believe there's actually a coloring book for grown-ups!

Stumbled into it while browsing through Book Depository. There's so many, I don't know which one to purchase yet, but here are my Top 5.

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book (Buy: Amazon  | Book Depository)

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book
Buy: Amazon  | Book Depository


Author: Johanna Basford

Description:
Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations - all waiting to be brought to life through colouring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you. Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

My Thoughts:
This is the book that first caught my attention while browsing Book Depository. I actually thought it's the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett book with a new attractive cover. Haha. But yeah, it's even better -- a coloring book! It's not just a coloring book, it is also an interactive book. It also has mazes, patterns to complete and hidden objects. I imagine having this in on a lazy Saturday afternoon with a cold lemonade. :)

Hipster Coloring Book (Buy: Amazon | Book Depository)

Hipster Coloring Book
Hipster Coloring Book
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository


Description:
This book offers 30 fun and easy art activities to express your hipster aesthetic. Each ready-to-color line drawing has plenty of space to add your own doodles, designs, and patterns. The book also provides sage advice on coloring and patterning techniques, plus some fully colored examples to get you started. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper, this inspiring coloring book for millennials is perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display.

Why I like it?
Because Hipster! Haha. The Polaroid camera cover is already love.


Beauty in the Bible: Adult Coloring Book (Buy: Amazon)

Beauty in the Bible: Adult Coloring Book
Beauty in the Bible: Adult Coloring Book
Buy: Amazon
Author: Adult Coloring Book Artists

Description:
Appealing to all ages, this coloring book is both beautiful and inspirational. An interactive activity book that allows you to focus on the beauty of scripture and bring it to life through coloring.

My Thoughts:
This one I found in Amazon and it is not availbe in Book Depository. Love the tenderness of the lines, truly beautiful. :) Plus, it contains inspirations from the Bible.

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Buy: Amazon)

Stress Relieving Patterns: Adult Coloring Book
Stress Relieving Patterns: Adult Coloring Book
Buy: 
Amazon


AuthorAdult Coloring Book Artists

Description:
Filled with intricate, detailed, and inspiring patterns & designs, this adult coloring book provides hours of stress relief and mental relaxation. Your instructions for maximum enjoyment are simple:

1. Break out your crayons or colored pencils.
2. Turn off your phone, tablet, computer, whatever.
3. Stop thinking about your job, your credit score, your reputation with your co-workers, your goals, your waistline, your retirement savings, etc.
4. Remind yourself that coloring is like dancing, or being alive. It doesn’t have a point; it is the point.
5. Find your favorite page in the book. That is the beginning.
6. Start coloring.
7. If you notice at any point that you are having fun, forgetting your worries, daydreaming freely, feeling more creative, excitable, curious, delighted, relaxed or any combination thereof, breathe deeply and take a moment to enjoy it. Then, gently return your attention to coloring.
8. When you are satisfied or don’t feel like it anymore, stop.

My Thoughts:
Love the patterns! And who can resist that teasing description?

Creative Therapy: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book (Buy: Amazon | Book Depository)


Creative Therapy: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book
Creative Therapy: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository

Author:
Hannah Davies, Richard MerrittJo Taylor

Description:
The flowing lines, sweeping swirls and highly-detailed patterns on every illustration have been created so that anyone and everyone can enjoy making something beautiful and calming. Increasing focus through creativity can benefit those who find it difficult to unwind or struggle to find their inner artist when faced with a blank page. There are no instructions, no rights or wrongs, and no need for expensive art supplies - readers can simply doodle and color in any way they wish to create unique and exquisite pieces.

My Thoughts:
Anti-Stress! This is exactly what I need. And blue+pink+purple. :)

Color Me Happy: 100 Coloring Templates That Will Make You Smile (A Zen Coloring Book) (Buy: Amazon | Book Depository)

Color Me Happy: 100 Coloring Templates That Will Make You Smile (A Zen Coloring Book)
Color Me Happy: 100 Coloring Templates That Will Make You Smile (A Zen Coloring Book)
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository

Author, Illustrator:
Lacy Mucklow, Angela Porter

Description:
With each development in technology, our lives become more complicated. We move through our days in a blur of emails, text messages, and social networking. This non-stop stimulation has left us stressed-out and distanced from the joys of the present moment. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer a simple and satisfying solution to this numbing. Featuring over 100 joyful coloring templates, Color Me Happy is a guided coloring book designed for busy adults. Organized into therapeutically-themed chapters, the book examines the benefits of putting pencil to paper and offers adults an opportunity to channel their anxiety into joyful creative accomplishment. Color Me Happy is the perfect way to step back from the chaos of everyday life, color, and feel...happy!

My Thoughts:
100 pages of happiness!

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Okay, I know I said Top 5, but I listed six. Haha.

But you know what amazes me more? It's the fact that I am not alone. Haha. I thought I'm just being weird when I buy coloring books for myself. There's actually a lot of grown-up coloring books, I can't believe it's the first time I stumbled into them.

How about you? Do you still do coloring books? What's your favorite?




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