De-Stress This Season with Coloring & Doodling


I have no artistic ability whatsoever. I really have problems even drawing the most simple things. My poor kids have to run to their dad if they need help with any type of outline. It’s so sad!

Maybe that is why I love to color. Adult coloring books have become all the rage. Have you noticed them in the stores? I’ve been itching to try one and try one I did!

Adult Coloring Book

I’ll admit that when I first started filling in my flowers I was thinking to myself….I don’t have time for this because I have one million other things to do. My goal was to do a little bit and continue later on, but as I was got into the groove I was so relaxed and enjoying my moment I finished the whole page in one sitting as time seemed to fly by.

Above is a page from the Tangled Treasures Coloring Book by Jane Monk – The soothing flow of tangling plus the meditative action of coloring makes this book a treat. What I loved was the thick white pages that were perforated on the side for easy tear out. Also in the front of the book I found helpful advice and techniques to get started.

Tangled Treasures

A fabulous book to start your coloring hobby. Plus I have 10 more to share with you!

Which one sounds up your alley first?

100 Things to Draw With a Triangle by Sarah Walsh – Think of all the possibilities! Stars, snowflakes, trees, gifts and more! Doodle your way to holiday spirit (Just Add Color: Circus, Day of the Dead, Carnival).

Doodling for Tree Huggers & Nature Lovers by Gemma Correll – Doodling is for everyone, and we mean everyone! Know a nature lover? This sassy draw-in journal is great for those who get creative in the great wide open.

Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time by Salli S. Swindell – Change is excitement. Change is surprise. Change is progress. Change is the thrill that comes from something new. Making small changes through this doodle journal can help you become happier and more confident.

Color Me Stress-Free and Color Me Calm by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter – These books examine the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon, marker, and ink) to paper and offers adults an opportunity to channel their anxiety into satisfying, creative accomplishment. 

Portable Color Me Calm and Portable Color Me Happy by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter – The international bestselling series now in a smaller, portable package. Bring it with you on a plane when travelling for the holidays. Makes a perfect small gift for any night and fits right inside a stocking!

20 Ways to Draw a Star by Studio SSS – This motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Take a step-back and think about all the different ways to draw something. Open your mind to the possibilities and differences in everyday objects. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Star!

Doodling for Bookworms by Gemma Correll – Of course you know someone who loves to unwind by the fire, relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book. Jumpstart the creativity of your favorite book nerd and give them this great activity book filled with Shakespeare, George Orwell, and Jane Austen.

Tangled Gardens Coloring Book by Jane Monk – If the snow and cold stress you out, use your brightest pigments to create a warm and inviting garden while you wait for spring to return.

Adult Color and Doodle Books

Are you ready to start coloring?!

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