Friday, 8 January 2016

Combatting Stress Through Colouring

I've loved adult colouring since it became a thing (want to hear a good joke? What's the difference between an adult colouring book and a kid's one? Around £7. Har har har) and at first I used to see it as just something that I could do to pass the time. It definitely has, however, helped me to curb some of my lesser anxiety and so I thought I'd bring you my five favourite adult colouring books; just in case you wanted to invest in any.


One of my newer additions to my collection, but also one of my favourites. My dad got me this for my birthday as a joke and it's full of whimsical little tumblr-esque doodles with uneven lines of traditionally "hipster" scenarios. I also like The Passive Aggressive Colouring Book if calm just isn't your thing. This is one for doodlers as opposed to when you want to get out of your own head and get into something complicated, but it's cute and quirky in all the right ways.


I've had a few tattoo colouring books but this is by far my favourite. It has a great mix of elaborate designs, as well as smaller, traditional designs. This is a pretty book and it's just a little more edgy than some of the others that I've had in the past - this is definitely one for you if flowers and hearts aren't really your thing.


This isn't overly good in the way of colouring, and it's a lot smaller than the rest of the books on this list, but it's definitely one if you love classic books. This is 100 classic penguin covers made so you can fill them in and truly make them your own - I really like the idea but I think they'd be better if you could tear the separate postcards out and use them in some way.


This one was off Katy who knows me well and it's definitely one for the intricately minded out there. Every page is a separate comic book cover with different characters and writing and it's intricate without being abstract. I really do like this one and it really is one of my favourites - it's worth checking out if comic books and comic book heroes are your thing.


This one was off Katy's mum and dad for Christmas and this is a little more abstract - the lines are slightly misdrawn and shaky and everything about it is charming and rustic. This isn't my favourite, but it is one that I turn to when I need to really concentrate as it seems to be one that does take a lot of looking at to make sure that you get it right.

What's your favourite colouring book?

Sammy xo.
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