The Adults Colouring Book Craze! (and my special news)

If you’re in the book industry or are a fan of colouring books or art for relaxation and creativity, and even if you aren’t, you may have noticed that colouring books for adults are taking over the bestsellers lists! More and more are popping up as people discover (or rediscover) the joy of getting out coloured pencils, markers, and pens and trying to stay between the lines!

Johanna Basford’s intricately illustrated books, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest in particular have done very well, Secret Garden having sold well over one million copies since its release. You can read more about her success in this article on the NY Times.

I have both these beautiful books, and here is the result of my foray into colouring one of the pages!

colouringpage-johannabasford

Not only have I been colouring, but I’ve been drawing. I have an art background and often thought (and wished) I could make more time to return to creating artworks, as it is such a relaxing and rewarding pursuit.

Well, I have news… Now I HAVE to make time for it, because I have recently accepted a book deal with US publisher Sourcebooks for my own adults colouring book! *happydance*

You can read the deal announcement HERE. (the title mentioned has now been changed)

To sum it up, it is an inspirational colouring book, titled COLOR YOUR DREAMS! Each drawing is based around a particular positive word or theme, and contains not only unique hand-illustrated designs to colour, but written activity pages for each theme was well. So if you are wanting to attract more abundance into your life, there will be an abundance page to colour accompanied by empowering activities to do related to that theme, and the same for other themes such as wellbeing, love, wisdom, etc. It’s like a colouring book and self-help book in one! I’m so excited to be combining 3 of my passions into one book – art, words, and self-empowerment.

I’m busily drawing more of the pages, and can’t wait till I can show you some of the designs. The book is scheduled for release in early 2016, so to keep updated make sure you subscribe to this blog or my email newsletter, and follow me on Facebook.

>>You can also join my COLOR YOUR DREAMS group on Facebook! Share your creations, chat with others, and get updates on the book and illustrations and contests, HERE.

In the meantime, why not get into the colouring book craze if you haven’t already and check out the many great books available in bookstores and online now! And if you like, tweet me your completed colouring artworks at @Juliet_Madison and I’ll retweet them. 🙂

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About Juliet Madison

Humorous & Heartwarming Fiction ~ Experience the magic of life and love...

Posted on June 8, 2015, in Announcements, Books and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Juliet, I tried six times to post this comment on your page, so I am trying it this way. Congrats. on the Adult Coloring Book sale. I have never heard about this trend, but it sounds fun as well as relaxing. When my best friend and I were in college, we had sets of markers that came in a fancy metal container and had every color imaginable. We used to write letters (this was before texting and e-mail) and use different colors of ink. Thanks for reminding me of those days. I’ll have to check out the coloring books.

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