Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups

One thing my nieces and my nephews love to do is to sit with a colouring book and colour and it is something I really enjoyed doing as a child too. Then a friend of mine suggested I purchase an adult version which she has found highly relaxing and a way of helping to de-stress. So I took the plunge and I purchased The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups (rrp £7.99) and some pens to give it a go.  The one thing I am not is arty, I can barely draw a stickman and am so envious of those people who are talented artists because when you see them drawing or painting, it looks so relaxing, so for me, this is the next best thing.

Described as follows:

"Explore your natural creativity with some stunning and exotic patterns to colour in, however and whenever you feel inspired. Doodling and colouring have long been known to enhance one's thought processes and provide a relaxing yet highly creative way to free the mind. In this original and unique book you'll find over 100 detailed patterns to colour, providing endless entertainment and building into a piece of work that you can truly call your own"

This book is no bigger than an A5 notebook and has an elastic band, in fuschia pink to keep everything neat and tidy and to stop the pages from bending, ripping and becoming unruly. Not quite a hardback exterior, it still has a fairly rigid brightly coloured sleeve which caught my eye in WHSmiths. The reason I have started off with this one is because, if I carry it around in my handbag, it is less likely to get bent out of shaped and ripped and it is a nice little introduction into the world of adult colouring books.


The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups
The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups
The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups

Inside the book are over 100 beautiful patterns for you to pick and choose from to colour ranging from floral motifs to geometric designs, all of which capture your attention. The paper is quite also quite thick, so there no chance of anything seeping through the page to ruin the adjoining patterns. The only downside is that once you start, you quickly lose a good few hours because it is really relaxing and it certainly holds your attention.

So if you are looking for a new hobby that doesn't cost the earth, holds your attention and will engross you, seriously, buy one of these books, there are so many different ones out there to be had that you will be spoilt for choice as to which one to choose, but once you start, you will find it very hard to stop.

If it's 20-plus years since you picked up a crayon, you'll be surprised how fun it is!  Have you tried or bought one yet?

25 comments:

  1. I've been tempted by one of these for a while, I used to love colouring in as a child and fancy it as a good way to de-stress as an adult - thanks for sharing x

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  2. I love the look of these books, colouring in is seriously therapeutic! My brother's been struggling recently so I'm wondering if there's anything a bit more manly I could get him as a little present...

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love a colouring book, I always get them from the pound shop, I find it therapeutic to lay down and colour and I could do it for hours!

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  4. I just purchased one the other weekend, but I forgot colouring pencils so I haven't been able to give it a go yet!

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  5. i love coloring ... would love to get this one <3

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  6. These are a great way to keep the mind busy and perfect for keeping you preoccupied on days you have nothing to do :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  7. I have seen a few of these about at the moment and I have been tempted! Especially as I am trying to lose weight at the moment and it might be something to keep my picky hands off the food lol! x

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  8. I love these! They're a brilliant way to unwind!

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    xx

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  9. I think I have this one in a paper back version - I keep buying more and then not doing any colouring, the books are just so pretty though! xx

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  10. Ive got several I love them especially the secret garden postcard ones! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Garden-Postcards-Johanna-Basford/dp/1856699463/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1432500535&sr=8-8&keywords=secret+garden+colouring+book

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  11. I have been tempted by these but I know I wouldn't have the time to do them.

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  12. We received these and I adore them. I even passed a couple on as gifts

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  13. I have the A4 version of this colouring book, although I haven't done many pages yet. I also bought a new one today, full of intricate animal pictures called Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom, which I love even more. I lost about 3 hours to it this afternoon because it's so relaxing!

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  14. I've got a couple of "grown up" colouring books I really should get them out and start using them as they look so relaxing. x

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  15. I'm hearing lots about colouring for adults at the minute - did you see Jen's post recently? She has free downloadable sheets on her blog x x

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  16. I subscribed to that weekly magazine Art Therapy and love colouring in! It really does help to relax and calm you down x

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  17. This looks so so cool! Totally checking this out.
    Love your blog would be fab if you could check out my latest post too xxx
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  18. Love the sound of these!!

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  19. I love this! i fid things like this so therapeutic and lot's of fun too! x

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  20. I am longing for one of these colouring books, they looks so pretty. I might get one of these for on my next train journey.

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  21. I really want to pick up an adult colouring book. I think I'd end up ripping pages out and putting them on my wall though (or my fridge!)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  22. Colouring is really in at the moment. I've seen them on the book isle in Tesco. I actually bought 2 a few weeks back and have enjoyed having a little colouring in. It's something I enjoyed growing up and rediscovering something I loved is fab! x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  23. I really want one of these colouring books, they look great! x

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  24. Children ordinarily love to minion coloring pages, and they are today anticipated that would know many things comfortable pre school arrange itself.

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