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3 fabulous adult colouring books

September 16, 2015

It would appear that I’m not the only adult in the world reliving one of their childhood pastimes of colouring. I can remember spending many a happy hour colouring in different patterns and making a piece of paper come to life.

Adult colouring books have hit the bookshops by storm, offering adults a therapeutic way to relieve the everyday stresses of adult life.

3 fabulous adult colouring books

So feel nostalgic as you dust off your colouring pencils and get creative with one of these beautiful and inspiring books.

A close up of a piece of paperBe Inspired: Design Colouring Book

Colouring books are not just for kids! Adults, get your felt tips and crayons at the ready and help your mind to switch off and relax by enjoying this nostalgic activity. This collection is based on the patterns and designs of wallpaper specialists Eijffinger and showcases some the their best patterns, with themes such as romance, nostalgia, nature, exoticism, vintage and retro. It’s up to you if you want to stay inside the lines.

The Be Inspired: Design Colouring Book is priced at £15.00 and available from the Royal Academy of Arts online shop

A close up of a flowerSecret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt Book

Welcome to the inky world of a secret garden. Each page has exquisite pen illustrations waiting to come to life through your artist’s palette. With puzzles throughout, this book has something for budding artists young and old.

The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt Book is priced at £9.95 and available from the Natural History Museum online shop

A close up of a piece of paperVintage Fashion Colouring Book

Filled with gowns, frocks and stylish accessories to colour, this colouring book provides a concise introduction to the history of vintage fashion.

The Vintage Fashion Colouring Book is priced at £5.99 and available from the Imperial War Museum online shop

Are you an adult colouring book fan?

Giveaway

To celebrate my love of colouring I am offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt Book.

To enter simply leave me a comment telling me what was your favourite past-time was when you were a child, then complete the Gleam widget below:

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt Book

Disclosure: I have not been compensated for this post, and will be supplying the prize myself to share the adult colouring love.

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