Color Me Fearless

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From Quartoknows publishers we received a review copy of “Color me fearless” by illustrator Angela Porter, in cooperation with Lacy Mucklow. We kindly thank Quartoknows for this copy.

Information on the internet about this book: The perfect book for stressed-out adults who want to reconnect, simply and easily, with their inner creativity. Many of us experience fear every single day: job loss, loneliness, relationships, money, sickness, anxiety, and more. Fear has become infused in our culture, and it affects our day-to-day functioning and quality of life. A simple and inexpensive way to relieve stress is by coloring images, which can be soothing. Some even consider it an alternative to stressors, ultimately aiding in reversing the effects of anxiety. Refocusing your attention on something completely different to engage in a mental, physical, and emotional shift can help break the pattern of consistent stress and allow one to rejuvenate. Part of the international bestselling Color Me series, Color Me Fearless is a guided coloring book for adults coping with their own daily fears. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer up 100 coloring templates, all designed to boost strength, courage, and confidence. Organized into seven therapeutically themed chapters, readers can explore the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon!) to paper and channel their day-to-day stresses into a satisfying, creative environment. Color Me Fearless is the perfect way step back from the fears of everyday life, color, and relax! Don’t forget to try Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm, and Color Me Stress-Free!

Looking at this book makes me feel pleasantly surprised. It does not look like a coloring book, more like a regular book, and has een sturdy cover. Beautiful. Such covers come over so much better than the thin covers you mostly see in the coloring world.
The book is divided into seven chapters: courage, strength, resiliance, power, trust, adventure and freedom. The corresponding pictures suit the themes perfectly. Each theme has its own color which is incorporated into each page. The writers garantuee you will feel better after working through this book.
First I will show you some pictures:

My first picture I colored in with Marco Raffine colored pencils. They perform well on this smooth paper. I also used a blender pencil which went fine. I think this gives a very nice effect on the paper. For the blue lines I used a Staedtler fineliner which also performed well.

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My second picture I colored in with several brands of felt tip pens; Faber Castell Pitts, Stabilo and Crayola Supertips who all perform well on this paper. There is no bleeding through the paper but because the book is printed single sidedLY this would not be a problem if that were the case.

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Conclusion: A very nice book with a message. The hardcover makes it look special. The paper is smooth but does not hinder the used coloring materials. The pictures are various, there is something there for everyone. I must admit however that the mandalas are over-represented. To me, being a mandala lover, this is no problem at all but if you don’t like mandalas this is not the book for you. Or you take up the challenge and make a go for it. Because according to the makers of this book you can face the world again after completing all chapters.
This is defenitely a book to add to your collection!

Data from the book:
Title: Color me Fearles
Author: Lacy Mucklow
Illustrator: Angela Porter
Publisher: Quartoknows
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 17 x 216 x 241 mm
ISBN: 9781631061950
Price: € 14,49

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