Happy Wednesday, guys!
Tom and I both enjoy adult coloring books in our downtime, so I was totally stoked when I came home to Wise Words to Color.
This is a gorgeous coloring book that features easy-to-color designs, and beautifully selected quotes from some of history's most intriguing writers/thinkers.
Read on for more! -J
Published April 19th 2016 by HarperCollins
Format read: Finished copy via publisher
This is a gorgeous book that's a perfect gift for yourself - treat yo' self, guys! - or also a perfect gift for a loved one in your life!
However, when Wise Words to Color arrived at my door earlier this week, I immediately fell in love. It's a beautifully designed book, with easy-to-color designs, and quotes from some of history's most intriguing writers and thinkers.
While I loved the look of the floral designs, I also appreciated the fact that they weren't overly complex and/or two small to color in. I've learned over the course of reviewing many, many of these books, that there are many designs that are a challenge to color in, because they're either too complex or too focused on design over accessibility. This is not a problem that Wise Words to Color has.
My favorite aspect of the book were the quote pages. I've worked with very few coloring books that utilize quotes in a way that's both aesthetically pleasing and easy to color, but that wasn't a problem here. Moreover, the book makes it a point of utilizing quotes from unique sources like Wilde and Nietzsche, which was a surprising change.
(Kudos to Zoe Ingram for using them!)
The pages are thick, and uses paper that won't bleed through easily. I tried a number of different art supplies on the paper, including sharpies, pencils and markers, and none of them bled through.
All in all, this is a gorgeous book that would be a wonderful addition to anyone's shelf, including your own. It's a steal for $9.78, and would even make an awesome gift for Mother's Day. (This weekend, guys! Don't forget!)
About the author:
Zoe Ingram is a designer and illustrator with an honors degree in printed textile design from the Scottish College of Textiles. Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, Zoe now calls Adelaide, Australia home. The fantastic weather, food, wine, and surroundings in South Australia provide Zoe with loads of inspiration, as do two daughters. In 2013, Zoe won an international art competition in conjunction with Lilla Rogers Studio and has since worked with clients such as Robert Kaufman Fabrics, American Greetings, and Midwest CBK and is now represented internationally by Lilla Rogers Studio. Zoe is also one eighth of a talented group of artists and illustrators in Forest Foundry, a global art collective.