Our lives become busier with each passing day, and as technology escalates, so does our access to work, obligations, and stress Constant stimulation and expectation have left us burnt out and distanced from the present moment Now has become something that happens online, not in the space and time that we physically occupy Color Me Calm is a guided coloring book designed for harried adults Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer upcoloring templates all designed to help you get coloring and get relaxed Organized into seven therapeutically themed chapters including Mandalas, Water Scenes, Wooded Scenes, Geometric Patterns, Flora Fauna, Natural Patterns, and Spirituality the book examines the benefits of putting pencil to paper and offers adults an opportunity to channel their anxiety into satisfying, creative accomplishment Part of the international bestselling Color Me series, Color Me Calm is the perfect way step back from the stress of everyday life, color, and relax Don t forget to try Color Me Happy and Color Me Stress Free Love this book Really helps me to relax. I have a confession I m 40 years old and I love coloring books This is perhaps the best one I ve seen Its mandalas, water scenes, wooded scenes, geometric patterns, flora and fauna, and other natural patterns all contain perfect level of detail Recommendation Enlarge them onto 8 1 2 x 11 drawing paper.A friend gave it to me with a box of Crayola Twistable colored mechanical pencils they re the perfect thickness for this book.Here s an example from the Natural Patterns chapter I have a confession I m 40 years old and I love coloring books This is perhaps the best one I ve seen Its mandalas, water scenes, wooded scenes, geometric patterns, flora and fauna, and other natural patterns all contain perfect level of detail Recommendation Enlarge them onto 8 1 2 x 11 drawing paper.A friend gave it to me with a box of Crayola Twistable colored mechanical pencils they re the perfect thickness for this book.Here s an example from the Natural Patterns chapter I love colour Finding this book has added pleasure and inspired enjoyment to many moments as I ve contemplated colour and design.It truly is a gorgeous book of introduction to art therapy, to each of the six chapter topics, colouring tips, and the fantastic 100 available colouring templates Illustrated for relaxation and meditation, Angela Porter has provided beautiful samples to inspire creativity.National bestseller with an entire series to enjoy from Masters in Art Therapy degree holder, ce I love colour Finding this book has added pleasure and inspired enjoyment to many moments as I ve contemplated colour and design.It truly is a gorgeous book of introduction to art therapy, to each of the six chapter topics, colouring tips, and the fantastic 100 available colouring templates Illustrated for relaxation and meditation, Angela Porter has provided beautiful samples to inspire creativity.National bestseller with an entire series to enjoy from Masters in Art Therapy degree holder, certified and licensed art therapist, Lacy Mucklow One hundred calming pictures and patterns broken up into six chapters of different themes And with the examples given at the beginning of each chapter, you re encouraged to go beyond filling in a piece of detail, but shading it with an additional color, giving your artwork a littledepth Of course you can do it however you like.I ve been coloring, mostly patterns for less than a year I find the activity calming as it s difficult to let problems fill you mind when you re concentrating on One hundred calming pictures and patterns broken up into six chapters of different themes And with the examples given at the beginning of each chapter, you re encouraged to go beyond filling in a piece of detail, but shading it with an additional color, giving your artwork a littledepth Of course you can do it however you like.I ve been coloring, mostly patterns for less than a year I find the activity calming as it s difficult to let problems fill you mind when you re concentrating on filling in detail The cover is stiffer than a paperback, but not quite as thick or stiff as a hardcover Got this as a Christmas present Thank you