A while back I posted a few pictures of my favorite coloring books for adults. I knew I enjoyed breaking out the crayons every once in a while, but what I didn’t know is that I’m totally trendy when I do it. A coloring book has hit the Amazon best sellers list! Johanna Basford’s book, Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book, absolutely gorgeous, and I’ll probably be adding it to my collection very soon.
There are a lot of articles about this new trend (like this one), but I thought I’d add my thoughts. Art is therapeutic, calming, and fun, but it’s also difficult, intimidating, and potentially crushing. Coloring takes out the hard part and leaves you with a wonderful, gentle activity.
Here are five books to inspire you to break out your crayons.