Friday, August 2, 2019

"Psalms to Color and Soothe the Soul" Coloring Book by Felicity French

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?

6 comments:

  1. Oh hey, we have this coloring book! It is really pretty. <33 And I love the ones you have been working on. :-)
    I have a LotR adult coloring book and a Narnia one. I love them. <33

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    1. MEM, that's cool you have this one too! I also have a couple LOTR books and one Narnia one -- I'm thinking I'll share at least one of the LOTR books next month during my Tolkien Blog Party.

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  2. Oh, this is such a pretty one! I love how the artist used the Psalms. You've chosen great colors!

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    1. MC, yeah, I love that these aren't so intricate you lose sight of the words. Really nicely done!

      Thanks :-)

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  3. I really love the colors you chose.

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