Mom in Training: Color yourself to a happy and peaceful place

June 29, 2016

Color yourself to a happy and peaceful place

If you've been following my blog long then you'll know that I am a big fan of adult coloring books. I actually have them in several rooms of my house with various sets of pencils, gel pens, and markers. I'm one that starts a book and leaves it in the room I started it in so every time I'm there I can work on it. Right now I think I have three different books going. It makes it easier to have multiple books than to try and find the one book and tote it all over the house. For me coloring is something that relaxes me and many times I'll set aside half an hour at the end of a day to color. There's just something therapeutic about it that helps me unwind.

Below are a few of the latest books I've gotten to enjoy. Of the three of them I have to say the Mandala book is probably my favorite. I'm one that has trouble coloring things out of the ordinary colors so sometimes books with real objects can be hard for me. For example to me the sun is a yellow/orange color and leaves are different shades of green. I struggle trying to be creative in my coloring and using other colors to be different. I like to color shapes because it doesn't matter what color I use.

Stress Less Coloring – By the Shore will inspire you to find peace and relaxation in the beauty of oceanic designs. By concentrating on coloring and shading any of the 100 stunning fantastical designs, you'll calm your mind in a creative, relaxing, and therapeutic way. From schools of tropical fish and magnificent coral reefs to mysterious shipwrecks, each stress-reducing page invites you to express yourself using your own unique palette to decorate the designs.

Beautiful mandalas for quiet contemplation and spiritual calm! For centuries, mandalas have provided an elevated level of peace to anyone seeking comfort, stability, and inspiration. The Mandala Coloring Book, Volume II features 100 all-new customizable mandala drawings to guide you toward this tranquility as you use your imagination to create vibrant patterns. These intricate designs draw the eye inward, shifting focus toward your center and allowing you to fully express yourself through these beautifully complex illustrations.

Complete with expert instruction and helpful design tips, The Mandala Coloring Book, Volume II will help you find your inner calm and creativity every day.

Beloved artist Jim Shore presents to you an inspirational collection of folk art style angels. Pairing beautiful, celestial beings with traditional and unexpected details to capture inspirational and seasonal themes, Jim’s coloring pages are a joy to color.

Each of the more than 50 illustrations in this glorious coloring book is a work-of-art even before the coloring process begins, whether you choose to bring them to life with crayons, colored pencils, pastels, or markers. Plus, take your coloring to new levels with three pages of 3D bonus elements! Color, cut and layer a selection of unique details to create stunning dimensional effects. Perforated pages make it easy to display the finished angel art in all its splendor.

How about you? What do you like to color?


  1. Yona WilliamsJune 29, 2016

    I love coloring, and love most of these coloring books – especially the ones with Zentangle designs.

  2. I love coloring and have been doing it for years. I love the Angel coloring book and need to get it! All of the coloring books look amazing!


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