Animal Quest Color By Number: Coloring Book Review

I am always on the lookout for something “different” in coloring.  I have tried color by number, and although enjoyed it I cannot put it at the top of my pile of favorites.  So when Kira and Alex from Sunlife Drawing asked me to consider trying one of their unique color by number coloring books, Animal Quest Color by Number, I hesitated but did say yes.  Glad I did! Continue reading “Animal Quest Color By Number: Coloring Book Review”

Crazy Cat Lady Coloring Book: Review

I don’t know why, but so many of my colorist friends are also cat lovers, like me. Except for a few years when the company I worked for sent me on an international work assignment,  I have had at least one cat in my home. And my coloring companion?  Buddy, our five year-old rescue:

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My Beautiful Coloring Companion!

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Mindful Coloring : Coloring Book Review


If you are looking for a well-priced coloring book with tons of a large variety of illustrations that are great for any mood, consider Mindful Coloring by Diana Dube.

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Painting for Peace: Coloring Book Review & Giveaway


Thank you to Painting for Peace for sending this book to me. This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, white police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown.

When a jury in November announced its decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing, some protests gave way to vandalism, leaving local businesses’ windows shattered. Members of the St. Louis art community came together, eager to help however they could. And they began to paint.

Photo: Ryan Archer

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Flowers & Fashion: Coloring Book Review


Thank you to author and illustrator Pamela Duarte for sending this book to me. This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Illustrator Pamela Duarte worked in New York as a fashion illustrator and segued into fashion dolls. One of her clients is Mattel, and she has done quite a bit of work for the Barbie® brand.  Pamela has also created adult coloring books, and she kindly sent me a copy of her most recent, Flowers & Fashion: Women of the World. Continue reading “Flowers & Fashion: Coloring Book Review”

Beautiful Nature, a Grayscale Coloring Book: Review & Giveaway


Thank you to Nicole Stocker for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Have you ever been curious about those mysterious grayscale coloring books?  I have often admired the colored-in pictures for looking so realistic.  Some even look like professional colored pencil drawings or even photographs.

But I did not know where to start: what makes a good grayscale coloring book? What are the best tools to use?  Exactly how do you do it?   Not one day after I started researching grayscale coloring by reading a great website on grayscale coloring, Nicole Stacker, the web site’s owner and author of Beautiful Nature, contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing one of her grayscale coloring books.  Yeah! Continue reading “Beautiful Nature, a Grayscale Coloring Book: Review & Giveaway”

Coloring Book Review: Ayahuasca Jungle Visions

Thank you to author Alexander George Ward and Divine Media for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a voyage on the Amazon River? Are you curious about the plants and animals that live in and around the river’s 4,000 miles? Or maybe you’re more interested in the people living in the jungle surrounding it.

If so, Ayahuasca Jungle Visions: A Coloring Book by Alexander George Ward will take you on a virtual journey through the Amazon as you color. Continue reading “Coloring Book Review: Ayahuasca Jungle Visions”

6 Halloween Coloring Books to Get Into the “Spirit!”

halloween coloringThe kids are settled back in school, it is now officially autumn, and Costco has had Christmas decorations out since mid-August.  So, what happened to Halloween?

Halloween is one of my favorite “holidays,”  so I am not going to let it go by without a list of some interesting Halloween coloring books. I dove into the hundreds of Halloween coloring book options to find some great ones for you.  And there is something for everyone, including truly “adult,” family, seasonal atmosphere and classics. Continue reading “6 Halloween Coloring Books to Get Into the “Spirit!””

2016 Holiday Gift Guide – We Are Now Accepting Submissions

Adult Coloring 101 is now accepting submissions for our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

The Holiday Gift Guide is one of our blog’s biggest events. We will be showcasing adult coloring-related gift ideas for adults as well as the rest of the family, for home and away alike. The gift guide will begin November 15th and end December 15th. Examples of gift categories include:

  • Coloring books, journals, calendars, etc.
  • Unique coloring applications such as origami, ornaments, apparel, home decor
  • Coloring supplies including pencils, markers, pens, paper…
  • Relaxation products
  • Mental & physical health support and comfort products, particularly as they relate to the activity of coloring
  • Stocking stuffers

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Coloring Book Review – Soul Coats : Restoration

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Thank you to RoBarry Publications 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.

One of the fastest growing adult coloring book “niches” these days is the Religious/Inspirational category.

Whether you are religious – be it Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish – or not (even Atheist), there is something for everyone. And many of these coloring books are wonderful, whether you subscribe to the related teachings and philosophies or not.

I was pleased when publisher RoBarry Publications sent me a copy of Soul Coats: Restoration as an introduction to this adult coloring book genre. Continue reading “Coloring Book Review – Soul Coats : Restoration”