Monday, 3 August 2015

Coloring Books for Grown Ups

Have you walked into a bookstore recently?

I was at the Barnes & Noble in Encinitas this weekend to grab a copy of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman and I was amazed at the number of coloring books on display.

Up front.

For adults.

Stacks of them.

I love to doodle and scribble. I find it relaxing.

There is something zen about being creative, but not really creative, because you are just filling in the lines/patterns.

A repetitive mindless motion that allows your thoughts to wander.

I am completely on board with this new trend.

Check out these links:

          Business Insider --- Adult Coloring Books are having a moment

          CNN --- Adult coloring books topping bestseller lists

          Washington Post --- The Strange Rise of children's books for adults decoded

          New Yorker --- Why adults are buying coloring books for themselves

As we stood in the checkout line, my husband glanced over at my selection and said, "I think we have some crayons at home."

No way.

I draw the line at crayons.

Colored pencils or fine tip markers for these lovely illustrations!


  1. Oh! I have a couple of coloring books. I guess I can admit it now. This one looks like a Beauty!

    1. Why am I not surprised that we both 'color'?