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Friday, August 21, 2015

The Time Garden

When I first heard about "adult" coloring books my immediate thought was "ain't nobody got time for that!" Fast forward a few months later when I saw so many friends coloring in the coolest books and I changed my tune to "that looks fun!"

The thing is, I'm not very artistically talented. If I drew something it may rival my first graders work. Yet I love art. I wish I could draw. Coloring, to me, is the next best thing because you can take someone's drawing and bring it to life. 

The Time Garden by Daria Song is such a beautiful journey, all about a little girl who discovered one magical world after another through her father's cuckoo clock.  
The pages literally take hours to completely color. It is a form of mediation to me, like knitting may be to others. Imagine waiting in a waiting room, long car rides, stressful moments. Times when your fingers may be itching to do something...why not use it to color?

My oldest daughter got into it too...coloring and chatting alongside me. A unique bonding experience.

Watson Guptill publishes these particular coloring books and the pages are thick and the covers are sturdy. Nothing like the coloring books of our childhood!

This is a page I worked on in another coloring book, "Enchanted Forest". Coloring isn't just for kids! ;)

This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This looks fun and interesting. A lot of times when I see things labeled "adult coloring pages," they're just mandalas or interesting patterns. I want to color a picture! If you're coloring with one of your kids, a picture seems like it will provide a lot more opportunities for conversation than just an intricate floral pattern.

    1. I know, right?! That was my exact issue...I wanted pictures, not designs!



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