So it seems that adult colouring books are sweeping the land. Apparently they are now outselling cook books. I for one am very happy about this, because it means that more grown ups are letting themselves be kids again for a bit, expressing themselves creatively, taking time out for creativity, enjoying colour and the meditative qualities of colouring in shapes, and generally opening themselves up to their inner artist. This is all a major win as far as I’m concerned.


So I’m extra delighted to have been asked by lovely artist and life coach Kristal Norton to contribute to a colouring book she is putting together. I particularly love that this isn’t your average colouring book – Kristal wanted each of the artists she invited to include words and phrases within their drawings, chosen specifically to prompt contemplation. The idea is to promote ‘mindful exploration’ while colouring, instead of worrying over this or that, or thinking about the to do list.


I’ve been beavering away over the past few weeks, deciding what to draw, what words and phrases I wanted to include, pencilling in and then going over with pen, adding details and learning that I can draw better than I thought. 🙂

I won’t give away all the details, but you can see some of my drawings in progress in this post. If you’d like to find out about the excellent creative company I’m in and when exactly the book is available to purchase {mid November at time of writing}, you can sign up for updates on the information page. I’ll also be doing a giveaway at some point so keep an eye out for that.

Color for Clarity coloring book