"I had such a great time creating this book. Like many people, I wanted to buy Johanna Basford's Secret Garden, but it was out of print--along with pretty much every other adult coloring book. So I thought, why not create my own?
I used to write a lot on personal development, and many people have said that my book, How to be Happy helped them a lot, so I decided to incorporate some of the same themes into this [colouring] book. I knew I didn't want to have designs on the backs of the pages, so instead of leaving the backs blank, I decided to add a little inspiration in the form of quotes and questions to ponder as you color.
At the time when I was working on this book, I knew a lot of people who were hurting, lost, confused, or simply stressed to the max. I was grieving at the time myself--my former boyfriend had passed away about two months earlier. This is the book that I needed to help me heal and get back to my center. I hope it will help others do the same. But even if there's nothing more to it than coloring pretty pictures, that's great, too!
I hope you enjoy it! I included a range of images from simple to intricate, so hopefully any time you sit down to color, you can find something that's just right for your mood. Happy coloring!
Also, in case anyone is interested, my book, How To Be Happy is free on Kindle!"
Happy Colouring all!
Reviewed by Kourtney Ann Ferro