Dover Publications has graciously sent me a copy to give away to one lucky reader. All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment on this post. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link to this blog and you will get additional chances to win. I will randomly pull a name from the entries and post the winner’s name in my blog on April 10, 2018. If you win, I will ask you to email me your address so that I can mail out your book.
I’m sure you have seen/heard of/maybe even purchased an adult coloring book. Some might poo-poo the idea, saying they don’t want to waste time coloring. My thoughts about the whole thing are that being creative is never a waste of time. Yes, coloring is art even if there are lines for you to stay inside (or not depending upon your mood).
Creative Haven has created a collection of designs that are intriguing and intricate. I suggest using colored pencils or marker/paint pens because much of the design is too small for crayons. But if crayons are your thing, that’s okay too but you will have to have a sharpener handy.
Each page is perforated and printed on one side so that you can take it out of the book to color or take it out to hang on the fridge or frame it if you are so inclined. My nine-year-old neighbor loved this book also. The last time she was over, she chose a page, we ripped it out and she worked on it for an hour. Just this week she showed me her progress. It is coming out beautifully which of course shows us that adult coloring books are also for creative children who love a challenge.
Sure, I can play on my phone while waiting in the car to pick up the kids from school. I can also check out social media while watching a television show that doesn’t require my full attention. But I actually had a lot more fun coloring a few pages in this new coloring book rather than doing a half hour of mindless scrolling. Tap your inner artist and give it a try.