Sunday, November 29, 2015

Portable Coloring Books for Creative Adults *Holiday Gift Guide*

I received products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!

As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!

Since 2013, coloring books targeted to adults have topped bestselling charts, selling more than 1.5 million copies in over twenty-two languages. Five of the top thirty titles on Amazon’s bestseller list are coloring books aimed at adults. Skyhorse Publishing’s first four adult coloring books featuring the paisley and mandala motifs have already sold out four printings, selling at bookstores like Barnes & Noble, on Amazon, and at specialty stores like Michael’s Arts & Crafts and A. C. Moore.

The recent surge in adult coloring is not just attributed to nostalgia but also its therapeutic effects. Coloring encourages creativity without the intimidation of staring at a blank page. In fact, research suggests that coloring within a premade design might help fight anxiety.  Clinical psychologist Kimberly Wulfert of explains that “In coloring, you’re being mindful, and when you move in a rhythmic fashion for an extended period of time, that becomes a meditation.”

This new Portable Coloring for Creative Adults series from Skyhorse is conveniently sized for with a 6.5 x 8.5 trim in hardcover, which is completely new and different and perfect for coloring on the go, whether on a plane, on the metro, on a park bench, or sitting in front of the TV. Featuring seventy-five detailed patterns ranging from meditative and wildlife-inspired designs to marine- and avian-inspired designs, these books are perfect for the beginner and expert color-er, and anyone in between. 

Also available in two other options, these adult coloring books are relaxing, calming, and fun for all ages. It's nice to sometimes sit down, relax, clear your mind, and make something beautiful. I've always loved coloring since I was a child and I even color with my children, however, having books of my own, with more detailed designs and patterns is a nice change. 

The above photo is my co-blogger Angelina's and it just looks amazing! Her mix of colors, light shadowing on the water, and the picture frame to boot just compliments this picture so well! 

You can purchase the adult coloring books on the Skyhorse Publishing website for $12.99 each and even among others. You can also stay connected with Skyhorse Publishing through Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on new items!