Color Me Bad: Coloring Books for EVERYONE!

One of my current side hustle projects is to make a coloring book of floral art. I’m not talking about the intricate mandala-style books, where one missed paisley is a stress-induced scramble to cover it up. I want nice big patches of petals, or rosy cheeks for someone to puddle watercolors on top of. Here’s a rough draft of a page of mine:

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In researching coloring books for adults, though, I did manage to find some that I’d actually sit down and tinker with:

Cacti, succuli, and twilight gardens!

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Succulents Portable Adult Coloring Book (31 stress-relieving designs) (Studio)

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Twilight Garden Coloring Book: Published in Sweden as “Blomstermandala” (Gsp- Trade)

Celebrities and silly!

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Colour Me Good Tom Hiddleston – Full disclosure…my writing group, The Split Nibs, totally bought this and colored it. We…might have a thing for Tommy Boy.

And…of COURSE there’s a Ryan Gosling version…

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Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling

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Shoot. We live in Missouri*. We don’t need a coloring book to see this scene every day. But in case you are in a more cosmopolitan scene and lack the visual diversity that is a WalMart on a Saturday night, there is this:

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People of Walmart.com Adult Coloring Book: Rolling Back Dignity

Speaking of cosmopolitan…

PARIS!

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Iconic Paris Coloring Book: 24 Sights to Send and Frame (Iconic Coloring Books)

More Paris!

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Secret Paris: Color Your Way to Calm

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Secret New York: Color Your Way to Calm

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge Royal Fashions Coloring Book (Dover Fashion Coloring Book)

And don’t forget Meghan and Harry!

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Harry and Meghan: A Love Story Coloring Book

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Don’t forget your magic wands to create colorful pages!

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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 24 Assorted Colors (3597T) + Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencil Sharpener (1774266)

{*I am very proud of living in Missouri, and fight with all my heart and soul to make it the most amazing place in the world. Having said that, we *do* have quite a few Walmarts in our midst…}

Do you color? Yay or nay? Does it really help with de-stressing? We’d love to hear!

(Featured Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash)

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