Thursday, March 12, 2009

Coloring Books for Women

As a child, my siblings and I used to love to color in our coloring books, but we weren't the only ones getting in on the fun. My maternal grandmother lived with us, and she herself took to coloring the way some women practice quilting or crochet. The magic marker was her medium of choice, and my mom always made sure she had plenty of books to add life to. She was blind in one eye due to a childhood injury, and she colored until her good eye went dim. I remember how she would outline an area first and then fill it in. Sometimes, she would only trace and not fill the area in at all. Her prerogative, right? :) My grandmother passed away nearly 17 years ago, but those memories of her coloring came back after finding out about this coloring book by Allyson Rice called The Color of Joy. Intended for use by adult women, this coloring book has detailed, whimsical illustrations that would be fun to decorate after a busy day or a stressful moment. For $22.99, you can get in touch with your inner child at any time! Go here to see the book.

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