It’s been a fantastic way to relieve stress; I color here and there throughout the day as a way of regaining my focus. And in the evening, coloring gives me a chance to wind down and relax before sleep.
This year, my goal is to spend even more time coloring — which of course means I need more books!
My growing coloring book collection
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I’ve already had a lot of fun using The Time Garden coloring book that I blogged previously.
Over the holidays, I received two more coloring books — Sacred Symbols and Coloring Crystals — as gifts from my parents. I’ve only just begun to dig into those.
Then I had a wonderful opportunity to preview Cats in Paris — a new adult coloring book by Won-Sun Jang available on Jan. 26 — and I couldn’t pass it up!
Because I received a complimentary copy of Cats in Paris through the Blogging For Books program, I’d like to share my thoughts on it.
The Cats in Paris coloring book
Cats in Paris: A Magical Coloring Book is part storybook and mostly an adult coloring book.
What strikes me the most about the Cats in Paris coloring book is the use of white space.
I love coloring intricate designs as much as anybody, but if I’m honest, some days my eyes just can’t handle hundreds of teeny tiny black and white shapes amassed on a page.
The Cats in Paris coloring book has elaborate designs, but it also has a few pages with just a cat or two and nothing else. I love that!
The pages are made of a decent stock too. I only color with pencils so I don’t know how the paper would hold up with markers.
My only disappointment with this coloring book is the lack of Paris scenes. It is called Cats in Paris, after all. And the only Paris pages are the ones with the narrative in the beginning of the book.
Don’t worry… the Eiffel Tower is in there. So is the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the hill of Montmartre.
The back of the book contains a note that this piece was originally published in Korea under the title, My Lovely Cat. With that in mind, it makes sense why the majority of pages are not focused on Paris.
Still, it’s a lovely coloring book. Cat lovers in particular may be interested in this one because the book showcases so many different cat breeds.