Rituals of Rest // Adult coloring books

July 27, 2015

I will admit after a long day of working in a creative field, more often than not the last thing I want to do is be creative in my free time. While winding down for me does include ‘good’ things like going to yoga and reading, it also includes watching TV and mindlessly looking thru my Instagram feed for far too long. While wanting a new ritual to add to my routine, I’ve noticed that adult color books are gaining in popularity as a pastime that is not only creative, but also is relaxing and meditative. A coloring book gives you (literally) the outline to flex your creative muscles, which can help to get over that creative barrier that exists in a blank page waiting for you to draw or paint on, which for me after ‘having’ to be creative for work is a relief. Adult coloring books also bring with them the nostalgia that most people have for coloring as kids and captures a sense of play that we as adults forget to make time for. I just ordered Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford which has been on Amazon’s 10 top ten best sellers list for ALL books. I can’t wait to break out the colored pencils, turn off all screens, and start coloring. Below are a few more coloring books that look amazing. Have you colored at all lately?

Adult Coloring Books

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford

Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring BooksAnd last but not least: COLOUR ME GOOD RYAN GOSLING colouring book.