It is totally a thing.
Colouring books are not just for kids. Official. It’s the new kind of therapy that many are turning to. Such a useful way to fill snippets of time, whilst providing the mind with time and space to pause and relax.
These are my top ten recommendations for adult colouring books – from forests, to zentangling, to Benedict Cumberbatch … go grab your crayolas!! Totally recommended for switching off and delving into your creative side. They make pretty cute presents too!
Millie Marotta has a new release for July 2015! Tropical Wonderland is just wonderful. A good level of detail, balanced with white space encourages you to get creative too by adding your own personal touches to each illustration should you wish to.
The Mindfulness Colouring Book from Emma Farrarons. At just 125mm x 178mm it is perfect for popping into your bag so you can delve into any of the 112 pages when you are out and about.
One Zentangle A Day: A 6-week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun. Not heard of Zentangle?! Zentangle is a meditative process of creating art – doodling, creating and colouring combined.
Secret Garden from Johanna Basford screams gorgeousness with fabulous collections of intricate designs. The owl has to be my favourite. I’d recommend pencils rather than pens.
Querkles sprang to life in May 2015. Colouring by numbers – this one is quite addictive, with the outcomes being pretty spectacular!
Creative Therapy contains intricate designs that you can fulfill to your heart’s content – no instructions or directions – just colour at will.
Vintage Patterns has been compiled by a collective of various illustrators. Vintage?! I’m in!
Dream Catcher: a soul bird’s journey from Christina Rose. Printed on just one side, so you can cut out and keep each of the 50 drawings. This A4 sized book also contains lovely motivational snippets to help you on your meditative journey.
Colour Me Good: Benedict Cumberbatch from Mel Simone Elliott. I hear this person is quite popular?! Now you can indulge yourself by completing 24 pages of black and white drawings.
Japanese Patterns features 128 pages of scenes inspired by Japanese culture. Kimonos and dragons.