I did an informal poll at my office and amongst my family about adult coloring books. I asked if they knew what these coloring books were and most of them looked at me with trepidation, some snickered, and a few blushed.
The rare individual actually did know that an adult coloring book is not something X-rated but rather just a grownup version of a children’s coloring book, with more detailed and intricate patterns. Yes, I am sure like with most any product, someone produces a “for grownup eyes only” version of these coloring books but that is definitely NOT what I am talking about here.
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I am referring to what is quickly becoming a new craze among adults for rediscovering our former love of coloring. Whether for relaxation or as a new hobby, people are flocking to purchase their own coloring books.
According to The New Yorker adult coloring books have actually been around for a number of years, but the demand for them has grown substantially in the last couple of years. The success of a Scottish artist and commercial illustrator’s adult coloring book along with works from several others sources have fueled the fire.
Mainstream chain bookstores in the U.S. are now placing pop up displays and special sections of adult coloring books in their stores. And these coloring books are breaking into the top 20 on book bestseller lists both online and offline.
Check out the variety of adult coloring books available:
The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt is the book that helped reignite the growing interest in adult coloring books.
Doodle Invasion: Zifflin’s Coloring Book is a quirky, fun take on adult coloring book fun.
I feel calmer just looking at the cover of Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns.
Dream Catcher: life on earth: A powerful & inspiring colouring book celebrating the beauty of natureis sure to make you smile at the beauty of God’s creations.
Mandala Meditation Coloring Book is a truly mesmerizing coloring book.
Lots of light-hearted coloring pages can be found in Happy Campers Coloring Book.
Enjoy the sights and sounds (in your head) of the big city with Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined.
And keep your eyes pealed for more adult coloring books being released all the time as the popularity continues to grow. Also, look for drawing inspired fabric prints coming to a clothing store near you in the not to distant future.
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