Saturday, April 11, 2015

Adult Bestsellers

Among the bestsellers at Amazon US and UK are adult coloring books! In France, they’re even outselling cookbooks.

Image result for secret garden coloringScottish illustrator, Johanna Basford (with Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest on the list) says, “I think everyone has a creative spark; they just need the opportunity to let it flourish. A blank sheet of paper can be daunting, but a coloring book has the outlines already there, making it easier to pick up a pencil and begin making your mark.” 
Besides being a creative outlet, some find it’s a great way to de-stress; a sort of meditation. Others use coloring-in books as a way to cope with insomnia, chronic pain, and depression.

Dover  has a wide selection of books as well as some free samples. They also sponsor contests. Sharpen your colored pencils!