As I mentioned in this previous giveaway post, this month marks the fifth anniversary of Woman in Real Life. In celebration, I have planned a few giveaways, including one for these incredibly beautiful coloring books. (I'm going to use American spelling since these books are from the US.)
If you haven't gotten yourself a grown-up coloring book yet, you really need to do so! It's a lot of fun and we all need some free time to take our minds off weighty things and focus on a simple and enjoyable artistic undertaking. These three books, part of Quarto Publishing Group's Just Add Color series, are particularly beautiful. They are illustrated by Lisa Congdon, an accomplished illustrator and fine artist. I see these lovely coloring books going along on excursions to beach, cottage and park this summer.
If I had to pick, I'd say Just Add Color: Flora and Fauna is my fave of the three books, because it has more animals in among the foliage. Then again, Aboretum has some animal friends too. And I do love me some Wildflowers. Oh, I don't know - they are all beautiful! Each book has 30 original designs from Lisa Congdon, with 72 perforated pages to make it easy to remove and hang your artwork.
Each of these coloring books also has four bonus designs already colored in by the author. I think they would be amazing framed in a kid's bedroom or in a home office.
Also celebrating nature, Just Add Color: Arboretum pays homage to our friend the tree, with a few birds and rabbits enjoying their leafy homes as well. I feel like these designs have just enough complexity to make them interesting, without an overwhelming number of small nooks and crannies to color in.
Above, a coloring page from Arboretum.
I grew up loving wildflowers because they were all over our lawn at the cottage. I especially like any flowers that are purple or sunny yellow. Just Add Color: Wildflowers: 30 Original Illustrations to Color, Customize, and Hang features many gorgeous flowers, each of them named in the illustration.
The author has provided four colored pages, including this gorgeous page of asters, above, for us to display. You can also color in your own page of asters, using this page as inspiration or doing something entirely different. I don't think art needs to be accurate to real life, do you?
How do you like to spend your alone time?
Just Add Color Book Giveaway!
Quarto/Rockport Publishers has kindly offered to give one lucky Woman in Real Life reader all three of these gorgeous Just Add Color coloring books in celebration of our blogiversary! Residents of the US and Canada may enter using the rafflecopter below until July 18th.
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*I was provided with books for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links.