This year, there’s been a huge “boom” with what’s been commonly referred to as “adult coloring books.” Word on the street is that people have been engrossed in pages of black and white images (many of which are originally hand-drawn) and the books are known to be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing to color-in. Of course, I decided to give them a try (they’re also known as mandalas, and have actually been around for a very long time) to see what they were all about.
I picked up a copy of Secret Paris and absolutely adored it. The idea of beautifully drawn landscapes and still-life images that incorporate elements of the Parisian culture was just so appealing to me. It also features pages that are very mandala-like, with patterns of shapes and lines that are extremely relaxing to fill in.
You can purchase copies here and there are other cities to explore in the same series.