This is my first adult coloring book and I’m enjoying the experience immensely. It’s been a rough time for me recently and I really felt I needed some help to relax. This book does help. When I’m coloring the tiny, tiny little sections of the page, I’m completely focused and absorbed and all my worries fly out of my head. I usually try to color a little before going to bed and have been sleeping a bit better.
The book is a beauty. The cover glistens with touches of gold. The pages are thick and supposedly markers would not bleed through though I’m using color pencils so can’t attest to that. I’ve read that some other coloring books have such thin pages that you can see the dark lines right through from the opposite page. That’s not the case with this book. It doesn't lie completely flat but that doesn't interfere with the coloring.
The drawings are lovely and are quite a coloring challenge. Since I’m only doing this for my own relaxation, I’m surprised at how seriously I’m taking each drawing. The thought I’m putting into which color to use is almost comical. But it’s such a lovely book, I want to do a good job!
I did read through the story before I started coloring and it’s a delightfully charming story about a little girl, a magical clock and a fairy. It’s going to take me a very, very long time to color this whole book. There are about 80 pages to color and most are quite intricate. I was surprised when I went to the store to buy the color pencils and the shelves were bare. More and more adults are jumping on this coloring bandwagon!
This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in return for an honest review.