Today is National Coloring Book Day!
To celebrate, I'm going to share one of my favorite adult coloring books with you: Psalms to Color and Soothe the Soul with artwork by Felicity French.
I've had this book for a couple of years now, but I'd only done two pictures in it until this summer. I go through phases where I color regularly or don't color at all, sometimes for weeks or months. Right now, I'm in the middle of one of the color-often phases, and I've been really drawn to this book for the past few weeks.
I love how intricate these drawings are! And yet, they're not too busy. It takes me a couple of sessions to color one picture, which I like because it prolongs the fun.
The pages of this book take colored pencils really well, which I appreciate.
The pages are thick enough you can use gel pens too. I tend to get impatient with gel pens when coloring large areas, so I only use them for pages like this where I'm coloring lots of tiny areas:
And the pictures are only printed on one side of each sheet, so you can remove a page and share it or frame it if you want to. I LOVE Psalm 46:10, and I love how this picture turned out, so I'm seriously considering framing it to hang in my bedroom:
Here's the page I started working on last night:
I tend to mostly color in the evening after my kids are in bed, while I'm watching a TV show of some sort. It's a good way to unwind after a stressful day, and I have something pretty when I'm done! This particular book has the added benefit of letting me meditate on a particular piece of Scripture while I'm coloring, which I really like. There are lots and lots of pages I haven't gotten to yet, so I know I'll be enjoying this particular book for a long time yet.
Are you a fan of adult coloring books too? If so, do you have favorite coloring books?