Among the bestsellers at Amazon US and UK are adult coloring
books! In France, they’re even outselling cookbooks.
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.
Doverhas a wide selection of books as well as
some free samples. They also sponsor contests. Sharpen your colored pencils!