I don’t know how many of you are aware, but grown-up coloring is a thing. And there are even grown-up coloring books, so you are not limited to Disney Princesses (though I wouldn’t pass that up myself). I have jumped on that band-wagon with the first two books from Johanna Basford. They have mazes, intricate pages you can color, and hidden pictures to find throughout the book.
I know, it’s super cool.
Well, I got my books a couple weeks ago and have determined that it is exactly what I was looking for. Since I won’t be working for the next 7ish months, I wanted something to break up my reading and writing time, while still stimulating my creative side. I think these are going to be perfect for that! I’m still on the first page (because look at it, it’s huge and super intricate, and because I haven’t had time to play with it lately) and I am enjoying the freedom of being able to color as much or as little of it as I want. Though there is a danger of obsession here, one day I just kept telling myself “one more flower,” and then an hour later. . .
Anyway, if you are looking for a new hobby, pastime, distraction, you should definitely check these books out, they are so beautiful and fun!