Adult coloring is one of my favorite new activities. And The Time Garden coloring book by Daria Song (affiliate link) is a wonderful new release in this genre.
For me… it’s playful yet relaxing. Stimulating yet low-key.
I’ve found coloring to be an awesome way to wind down in the evening. So much so that I’ve worked it into my bedtime routine.
Most nights, I find myself waiting for my husband to turn in for bed so I can be alone with the quiet of the night and my grown up coloring book.
It’s beginning to feel like a salacious affair but I really crave that silent “me” time, you know?
A magical journey
I’ve thumbed through many adult coloring books at my local brick and mortar stores. What’s captivated me about The Time Garden is that it’s not just a collection of coloring pages bound in a book. It’s an actual story that you can color!
Granted, there’s only six pages of text in a book that’s about 80 pages in length but I still love that the images have some context. That, to me, makes this book a bit more magical than others on the market.
The story is about a girl who explores a world of fantasy and dreams through her father’s antique cuckoo clock. And like the intricacy of a clock, the accompanying coloring pages are extremely detailed.
I’ll admit, I haven’t tackled certain pages yet because they have areas that look like they would be tedious to color. Keep that in mind if you’re considering this book.
The Time Garden coloring book is still a joy to use, so don’t let its detailed nature scare you off completely!
I love how the little girl is depicted in this book. Her flowing dresses and floppy bows. Her carefree and inquisitive poses. Part of what makes this book so fun is exploring the fantasy world through her eyes.
Perhaps what I love most about using The Time Garden coloring book is that it allows my mind to relax at night while I’m coloring. When my mind’s at ease, my thoughts wander… and when my thoughts wander, I find that my mind declutters itself. It’s pretty cool to me that concentrating on a task like coloring — especially complex images like the ones in Time Garden — clears my inner clutter and recharges me. No wonder kids love to color, eh?
The Time Garden coloring book was released on Sept. 1, 2015. I received a review copy through the Blogging for Books program. If you’d like to purchase a copy, Amazon usually has a really great price (affiliate link) on this book.
Do you color? What is your favorite grown up coloring book? What do you get out of adult coloring? Let me know in the comments or chat me up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.