Monday, August 1, 2016

National Coloring Book Day! #creativity #relaxing #coloringbook

August 2nd is National Coloring Book Day! Yes, such a day does exist. There's a website and everything. I looked it up because I didn't believe it myself.

I am a huge advocate of adult coloring books! I've enjoyed coloring books since I was a kid, sitting at the kitchen table with crayons strewn about, sharing a page from my coloring book with my mom. I remember how I thought she colored so beautifully, staying carefully in the lines and making the picture on the page come alive! I continued coloring long after my friends stopped. It was something I enjoyed. Years ago, I felt a little strange buying kid's coloring books as an adult, especially when I didn't have any children of my own at the time, but now that the coloring book wave has hit, I fit right in!

People find coloring therapeutic. There's even neuroscience now that explains how coloring elicits a relaxing mindset and can reduce stress and anxiety. It allows us to focus on the art instead of dwelling on our life's problems. I've read that its considered another form of meditation.

We all need a little creativity to unwind from our busy days. It's another way to escape and enjoy our imaginations. So, take some time today, grab some colored pencils or crayons, pick a book, and lose yourself in a world of vibrant colors. 

Here's a look at some of my favorite coloring books as well as some new ones that are on the way.

Doctor Who Coloring Book

Lots of timey-wimey wibbley-wobbley creative pics to engage your imagination with our favorite time traveler!

Sherlock: The Mind Palace

The first official coloring book from the hit BBC series, filled with more than fifty intricate scenes and cast images from the show

The game is on . . .

Sherlock: The Mind Palace is a unique celebration of the rich visual landscape of the BBC series Sherlock, featuring more than fifty intricate pieces of artwork by artist Mike Collins. Recreate classic scenes, add color to intricate interiors, and illuminate the fascinating world of Sherlock with the power of your imagination.

A vital clue from each episode is hidden within the original black and white illustrations, and only by completing the scene can they be found. Fill Sherlock’s world with color and find the secrets hidden within The Mind Palace.


Based on WB’s hit show Supernatural, this deluxe coloring book features line art and patterns inspired by Dean, Sam, Castiel, and the monsters that they hunt.

The perfect gift for the aspiring hunter, this gorgeous coloring book is filled with detailed illustrations of the characters and creatures of Supernatural. From the rich black of the Winchesters’ car to the blood red of a devil’s trap, the world of Supernatural is yours to design and color. Featuring patterns inspired by Dean, Sam, Castiel, Crowley, and a host of angels, demons, and other creatures, these minutely detailed drawings offer hours of creative fun.


 Join the crew of the Serenity on an adventure through the 'verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series- and more! This stunning adult coloring book is filled with 45 detailed and completely original black-and-white illustrations for you to color however you desire.

Dark Horse enters the adult coloring book market in their ususal grand style with popular licensed properties and all-new, original art. The Serenity Adult Coloring Book is based on Joss Whedon's massively-popular Serenity/Firefly television series. Dark Horse also offers a full line of Serenity graphic novels.

And for those romance fans...

The World Debbie Macomber Come Home to Color 

From beloved author and Hallmark Channel favorite Debbie Macomber, this special adult coloring book features forty-five original illustrations depicting scenes from the Rose Harbor and Blossom Street series. Unplug and let the creativity flow!


The heartwarming novels of Debbie Macomber are known for their colorful locales, cheerful themes, and inspiring messages, and that spirit of comfort and generosity is on display throughout this one-of-a-kind collector’s item. The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color is packed with black-and-white illustrations of intricate knitting images, soothing landscapes, and cozy scenes from the long-running Rose Harbor and Blossom Street series—all of which you bring to dazzling life. There’s no place like home—and there’s no coloring book quite like this one.

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