Stress Less Coloring: Joyful Patterns – 100+ Coloring Pages for Fun and Relaxation
Series: Stress Less Coloring
Publication Date: January 1st, 2016
Publisher: Adams Media
Synopsis: Free your mind with these joyful patterns!
Stress Less Coloring: Joyful Patterns helps you manage your worries in a fun, creative, and relaxing way. By concentrating on coloring and shading each of the 100 joyful patterns, you’ll calm your mind and let go of any tension you may be feeling. Each stress-reducing page invites you to express yourself by using your own unique palette to fill in the captivating designs. Soon, you’ll find yourself clearing all worries from your mind as you concentrate on coloring in these mesmerizing patterns.
Whether you’re new to coloring or have been coloring for years, this book will help you find your inner calm and creativity–one page at a time.
Coloring books that have a lot of variety are my absolute favorite types – sure, I do have a special place in my heart for the themed coloring books, too, but there’s something all kinds of neat about a coloring book with a ton of random, happy images thrown together to make a big book of wonderful.
There are so many awesome illustrations in this book I really don’t know where to start. I did take a few pictures to show some of them (my favorite ones, mostly), but they range from cute to whimsical to downright adorable – and no matter what, the illustrations aim to make you smile, and they definitely succeed.
There are over a hundred different pictures and patterns, and the images only appear on one side of the paper (yay for that!), so coloring with other media rather than just colored pencils is definitely an option. I played around with some markers, and gel pens, and as long as you place a plain piece of paper between the design you’re coloring and the next one, you should be okay.
Another thing I want to point out is while this is a pretty thick book, for the most part it lies pretty flat while you’re coloring, allowing you to get areas close to the spine of the book which may otherwise be difficult (I’ve had this issue with a lot of other coloring books, and it drives me nuts, so I thought I would point this out).
If you’re looking for a nifty coloring book with a lot of random, interesting patterns and images in it, I have to recommend this one. It’s really fun (for both kids and adults), and it doesn’t have a ton of incredibly intricate details in every picture, so it makes it a much more relaxing experience than some of the other coloring books out there. Also, while the paper isn’t really thick, it’s a good quality paper that helps the colors pop and look really nice.
This book really does have some of everything – you should definitely check it out if you’re looking for a new coloring book and this would also make a great gift for someone if you add a pack of colored pencils!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.