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Friday, June 24, 2016

Color Me Fearless -- Relaxing Friday Adult Coloring Book Review

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Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Quarto Books USA. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

Have you seen all the various adult coloring books out there? There are so many and it is hard to know which ones you will like. I have been getting quite a few to review and thought I would start a Relaxing Friday Adult Coloring Book Review Series to get through them and to share them with you so you can make some choices. To start I am featuring Color Me Fearless: Nearly 100 Coloring Templates to Boost Strength and Courage by Lacy Mucklow and illustrated by Angela Porter. 
This book is divided into seven chapters plus the introduction. Each chapter has pictures meant to evoke the characteristics that will help develop fearlessness. The chapters are Courage, Strength, Resilience, Confidence, Power, Adventure and Freedom. The chapters have some pictures that are started (like the cover) and others that are black and white and waiting for you to pick your own colors and themes. Some are pictures and some are more of a mandala or shield sort of picture. Each chapter starts with a little bit about the characteristic. 
My Coloring from Chapter 1: Courage
This book is fun and helps one to move beyond the every day pictures and colors. The introduction has some coloring tips including finding the colors that invigorate you. From my pictures I can tell that it depends on my mood at the time and what inspires me in the picture.
A Work in Progress from Chapter 2: Stength

I find my color choices depend on my mood and the picture. Sometimes I stick to my favorites and then other times like the one above from the Strength chapter I choose colors I do not always use or like (like orange).
Another work in progress this time from Chapter 3: Resilience
The pages are one sided for coloring and have a pretty design on the backside themed with the chapters. The edge of the coloring pages also have a colored border that change with the chapters. The pages are good quality and thick.
My Coloring from Chapter 5: Power
I love using my gel pens and sparkle markers (Martha Stewart Glitter Markers). Occasionally I will use colored pencils and/or brush markers. This book seemed to work with my gel pens and glitter markers.
My work from Chapter 7: Freedom

I found most of the pictures fun and inspiring. Although I did not pay as much attention to the chapters as I thought I would. I really like the ease of coloring these pages and did not find them overwhelming or over detailed. This book is perfect for someone who enjoys the peace and meditation that coloring brings without the worry about the little details and such.

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