Thursday, July 30, 2015

Adult Colouring Books

It seems like once a week I hear someone talking about adult colouring books. I have been told they are the new "thing" and let me just say I couldn't be happier to jump on board of this train.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember, but it all started with a colouring book. I even remember the first page I ever learned to colour properly: I was five years old, and it was a big strawberry. I was sitting at an empty table in "The Hole in the Wall" diner in Port Perry, Ontario. It was after closing and my sister (who worked there at the time) took a break from pushing an ancient tan and brown hoover over the french fry littered carpet to teach me the right way to colour so that I could stay within the lines. The crayons were the original Crayola and I was chewing a giant pink gumball from the Chef's secret stash on top of the industrial fridge. I fell in love with art that day and colouring books have held a special place in my heart ever since.

I stumbled upon this beauty today and have decided that one way or another it must be mine.
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book :

 Secret Garden Inky Treasure Hunt

Beautiful and whimsical drawings just itching to be brought to life with wax or ink. I hope this fad lasts longer than that gumball did because as long as it's popular publishers will keep pumping out great books like these!

If you click on the image above or the link below amazon has sample pages to view. 

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