June 25, 2015

Book Review - Adult Coloring Books with Stress Relieving Patterns

If you have not yet bought yourself an adult coloring book, do it now. Stop waiting. They are wonderful. I've actually had many kids' coloring books over the years to use myself, but recently bought this one. These books have been bestsellers for quite some time now, so I'm sure you've heard about them or already have one, or two, or ten.

Out of all of the books available, I personally prefer--and would recommend starting with--this one: Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns. The pages inside range from very small detailed designs to larger, more beginner-friendly ones--these are the pages I like the best.

There are, however, so many other varieties to enjoy. There's a second volume of patterns, as well as paisley patterns, stained glass patterns, creative patterns, Mandala patterns, animal designs, cats, peacocks, Biblical scripture verse art, one for Dia de los Muertos, another with art deco style pages, plus ones for Mother's Day, ones with art therapy designs, and many others.

The books are best suited for using colored pencils for drawing inside. Crayons would be too large and markers would either be too thick or, let's face it, too fast and easy. The joy of coloring these pages is the calming pace--it's not a race to the finish line because there is no grading and no competition. I'd recommend Crayola's 50-pack.

Has anyone else been enjoying these books? Which is your favorite? Any images of your finished pages you would like to share?


  1. I saw an infomercial for these last night. I admit, I laughed at the dowdy old woman who sat in bed coloring and the other woman who came on and said, "I finally feel like a real artist!" I also admit that I secretly wanted one. :)

  2. That's funny! I haven't seen that commercial--sounds really cheesy--but the books are great.