These Gorgeous Coloring Books For Adults Are Simply Magical
I've always been that adult who squeezes in with the kids at their mini coloring table and delves into the arts and crafts right along with them. I may have even snagged a page or two out of their coloring books and created my own masterpiece — and then proudly displayed it to all of the 4-year-olds in the room. But now the doodling dreams of grown-ups worldwide have come true with coloring books for adults. We can unwind with our very own coloring books tailored for an older crowd, containing countless pages of intricate designs. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford is topping the Amazon bestselling charts and has sold 1.4 million copies to date, followed closely by her other book, Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest.
"It's been crazy. The last few weeks since Enchanted Forest came out have been utter madness, but fantastic madness," Eleanor Blatherwick, head of sales and marketing at the books' publisher, told the Guardian. "We knew the books would be beautiful but we didn't realize it would be such a phenomenal success." The books are a wonderful way for adults to relax and get in touch with their inner artist. Coloring the flowers, castles, trees, animals, and other designs allows adults to get creative, and filling them out is like a form of meditation. The books yield gorgeous results that anyone — even those of us who aren't necessarily professionals — can be proud of. Take a peek inside one of the books, and admire some of the beautiful finished products that fans have posted on Instagram.