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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Today is National Coloring Book Day!

Yes indeed! Grab your kids' box of crayons and let yourself go! Over the past few years coloring books for adults have become a best-selling item at book and crafts stores. Coloring is not just for kids.

Tired of crayons? Explore the world of colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and more to unleash your creative spirit. Add cut paper, glitter, scraps of ribbon, etc. and you have the beginnings of a mixed-media project!

There are dozens of online sites where adults can print off pages to color. Try Coloring Pages for Adults, or look for the pages provided by crayon manufacturers Crayola and Faber-Castell.

Design your own coloring sheets by utilizing the art of Zentangle, another "new" adult craze. We have Zentangle books in our collection if you wish to explore this technique:

Hall, Kass. Zentangle: Untangled Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing. [eBook]

McNeill, Suzanne. The Beauty of Zentangle: Inspirational Examples from 137 Tangle Artists Worldwide. [741.9 MCN]

Pacé, Deborah A. Creating Mandalas: How to Draw and Design Zendala Art. [743.86 PAC]

Reinhart, Trish. Creative Tangle: Creating Your Own Patterns for Zen-Inspired Art. [741.201 REI]

Have a colorful day!

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