Coloring/Colouring Books for Grownups
Why I made my own book
A little over a month ago I found out about adults coloring to relieve life’s stresses. This is new to many but it has been my go to place for as long as I can remember. I am an artist with a past and sometimes I like to leave it behind for a bit. I can’t afford many vacations and the few I have gone on didn’t really offer much of an escape from my worries. Sadly they just came along with me, the only way I have ever achieved complete escape was in my art. After seeing how many people were benefitting from coloring, I decided to make my own coloring book to offer others. I wanted to offer something different, something relaxing, and something you could be proud to display when you are done coloring the illustrations. After a couple weeks of research I set my project in motion. I tried to add the things people wanted and fix the things people don’t like about what is available on the market. I searched out print shops, websites offering print on demand, and a few other options out there. I could not find one that worked for me and what I had in mind for my new coloring book so I did what I figured was best for me. I decided to purchase the products I needed to build my own books. I have a short video you can watch for a sneak peek to what it looks like.
I don’t want to bore you with the same things you have read over and over elsewhere. I want to entertain you, make you smile, and keep you coming back for more. So I am going to tell you some things about me and why I color. About 5 years ago I almost died and that has changed my outlook on life ever since. I color when the dishes need done because I hate doing them, I color when it’s cold outside because my fingers go numb fast from poor circulation, I color when I am the only one up in the middle of the night because I have trouble sleeping, I color when I am afraid of strange noises, I color when I need to leave this world for a while. Mostly I color and create to leave a legacy for my kids,” my soooo MANY kids”. I just want to make them proud. I want them to know I did everything I could for them every day I lived. My books and my art will continue to give to them long after I am gone. Every time they see my work they will know I am there for them. I won’t have to wash dishes anymore, be scared or cold anymore and I will finally sleep peacefully knowing I have brightened the pages of their lives for many years to come. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth but coloring has made it possible. I am happy it helps you too!
Below are some samples of my book and a free download to color in. Personal use only!
Follow this link to my online store to purchase your copy today, Carolin’s Creative Outlet