For a few months, I’ve seen big tables full of coloring books in local bookstores, and then for Christmas, my friends and family asked for coloring books and colored pencils for Christmas. This new trend is pretty awesome, and hinges on the idea that coloring books are therapeutic. They can even be as effective as meditation when it comes to stress relief.
Then, to my surprise, I received a beautiful coloring book from my sisters for Christmas, one that’s also a storybook. It’s called The Time Garden, and it’s drawn by one of the “big names” of coloring books for adults: Daria Song. It’s the “story” of a little girl who crawls inside an old-fashioned German clock and enters an alternate world, and it’s utterly breathtaking.