Who’d have thought that colouring books would come back to be the new ‘In’ thing again?! I’m all for hobbies that satisfy my inner child, and so when I found out that Joy* sold copies of Millie Marotta’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ colouring book, I WAS EXCITE.
I’ve found this colouring book to be very helpful of late in terms of creating a relaxing and peaceful environment and there have been several studies that show colouring can reduce stress and anxiety; something that seems to be at the most forefront of my mind at the moment.
Millie Marotta, a UK based Illustrator, has a series of three adult animal based colouring books with beautiful, extremely intricate patterns and drawings that are brought to life when coloured in. Now, I severely underestimated how long it would take me to colour in a full page; as I got into the actual colouring in, I realised that there were so many different compartments and spaces to fill and the drawing below took me approximately 4 hours to complete.
Not only are the books thoroughly entertaining and a great way to kill a few hours if you’re after a bit of “me” time, they also make pretty awesome coffee table books and would awesome as part of your room decor!
Joy have the complete collection of Millie Marotta’s colouring books, as well as loads of other fun novelty books and items that would make perfect gifts!