When I first received this coloring book, I thought to myself, "it looks so different." I meant it in a bad way too because I thought the lines were all squigly and it looked unpolished at first glance. However, when I read this, I understood and then I APPRECIATED what Sherise Seven hoped to accomplish and why this book looked the way it did.
After I read this, I saw the book in a different light and in the way that the artist wanted it to be seen. This book was not perfect nor does it require perfection when you draw on it. The aim of this book is to remind you that coloring and doodling is meant for you to relax and not obsess about the tiniest detail or whether or not you had no colors going over the line. This book simply wanted you to color. It wants you to LET IT GO and just color away and breathe out all the negativity in your life by relaxing your mind.
I did exactly what was asked and wrote down something that was causing me great stress. After, I blacked it out until you couldn't read what it was that I wrote. It felt cathartic.
Afterwards, I had to choose which among the many pages they had to color. These are some of my favorites.
However, I chose to color this one.
|at a bus stop|
|at a coffee shop|
Finally, the finished product.
I had fun doing this and eventhough it was not perfect, I didn't mind it at all. This coloring book feels like a friend. It does not intimidate you nor make you feel inadequate. You go over the line and you just think, the artist said it was okay so it's okay. It felt PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.
This books can already be ordered here.
Artist: Sherise Seven
For anyone who has ever stressed out over a coloring book, this is the one you want to have. You will never feel guilty if you missed or crossed a line coz as the artist said, LET IT GO.
My kids love to color. This is a cute coloring book.ReplyDelete
This looks so relaxing. This would be great for long car trips.ReplyDelete
I love adult colouring books. They are so relaxing and theraputic!ReplyDelete
What cute and unusual coloring pages. I've been wanting to get an adult coloring book to help relieve stress from chronic pain.ReplyDelete
I can see how that would be incredibly relaxing. I like the different types of outlines there are in the book.ReplyDelete
I need one of those coloring books! I'm really into them but I've only ever seen the ones for kids, this seems a lot more intricate and detailed!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful coloring book! I have thought about trying adult coloring books but I am afraid it will actually stress me out more because it is so intricate. For the moment, I am sticking with kiddie books (don’t laugh) but hopefully in the future. How beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful book! I think I need one of those for me.ReplyDelete
Stress reliever! :)ReplyDelete
Hand drawn? Imagine the details! This is such a lovely coloring book and it's definitely worth purchasing. I love the page you colored! So vibrant!ReplyDelete
I have a coloring book like this!! My youngest loves to color so she will sit down and "teach me" to color in my book, it is so relaxing!ReplyDelete
I happen to LOVE coloring! This really does look like a relaxing and stress-free coloring book!ReplyDelete
Coloring is such a great way to release energy. We have quite a few coloring books in our home.ReplyDelete
Yours turned out pretty. I think it's relaxing to color.ReplyDelete
I haven't color for a while. I think it is time for me so I can have an outlet for my busy schedule.ReplyDelete
Wow, that looks like my kind of thing. I'm pretty sure this isn't just for kids, adult coloring is a very stress-relieving activity.ReplyDelete
Those look like some really awesome and detailed pages to color!ReplyDelete