Have You Tried the Zen of Zentagle?

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Image: Victoria Hauber,  CC BY 2.0

We’ve all been loving adult coloring for a long time now, but it is always fun to try something new. If you are looking for a different way to challenge or express your creativity while practicing a therapeutic activity, why don’t you try Zentangle? Continue reading “Have You Tried the Zen of Zentagle?”

Fractals: An Adult Coloring Book Review

Thank you to Green Frog Publishing for sending this book to me in return for providing my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

fractalsAdult Coloring Book: Fractals, by Ben Trube. 68 Pages.  Published by Green Frog Publishing, February 2016.

“Learn about fractals as you color, and see a whole new way of looking at the world around you.”

As I have told you before, I find it fascinating that math is the foundation of much of the beauty in nature, such as snowflakes and the spirals of seeds in sunflowers. And I have been looking for a more challenging coloring book to put my new bifocals (!) to the test. So I was thrilled when Green Frog Publishing asked me to give Adult Coloring Book: Fractals by Ben Trube a try. Continue reading “Fractals: An Adult Coloring Book Review”

Discover the Math – Yes, Math! – in Adult Coloring

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The beauty of snowflakes is in the math! Source: CC0 Public Domain

A confession: I am a wanna-be-geek. I love math and science, and in my career as a finance executive I used and explained numbers every day. I’ve seen every episode of The Big Bang Theory at least twice. Godel, Escher, and Bach is one of my favorite books of all time.  I find it fascinating that math is the foundation of much of the beauty in nature, such as snowflakes and the spirals of seeds in sunflowers.

So I was thrilled to find Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty. This newly-published adult coloring book is a collaboration between writer Alex Bellos and artist Edmund Harriss and adds a bit of braininess to the relatively simple act of coloring while keeping the stress-relieving benefits. Continue reading “Discover the Math – Yes, Math! – in Adult Coloring”