By far DOODLE ART ALLEY BOOKS are my absolute FAVORITE coloring books EVER! I just love everything about them! I love the quotes, the detail, the designs and the size! I use them as inspiration quotes on the bathroom mirror for my kids (and myself) to see each morning. I switch the pictures out from time to time to keep things fresh. The boys think that is a great way to start their day! I use these pictures as thank you cards and for other occasions that would constitute a greeting card. I feel that this is such a more personal way to let people know that you are thinking of them!!!
In addition to the practical purposes of the finished product the actual process of coloring it both relaxing and therapeutic! I make sure to set aside 20 minutes nearly daily for coloring and I feel so much better when I get my time in! I think there is something very wonderful that happens when you color and I found that is it one of my favorite things to do!!! This whole series of books are all wonderful and each book focuses on something a bit different than the others! All the books are awesome and I HIGHLY recommend them! I cannot wait to see what other books that come out and I hope I am lucky enough to review them here for all of you!!!
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BOOKS I AM REVIEWING TODAY:
I started this one for one of my fellow owl lovers! I cannot wait to finish it! I am using both fine and ultra fine markers, crayons and colored pencils! I love all the details both in the owl and in the background! It is a really fun one to color as I switch back and forth between my different coloring tools!
I am coloring this one for a friend of mine who invited me to share in a very fun night! I think that coloring pictures for a friend can become a new form of greeting card! But the picture you color is so much more personal and special than a greeting card!
I colored this one for a neighbor of mine, who has really been there for me and is going through something I have also gone through. I wanted her to know that I was thinking of her and this picture showed her that I was! I think this saying really sums it up. She was really very moved that I took the time to color this for her and it made my heart sing!
Here are the quotes on the boy's bathroom mirror!
My son starting this picture and he just loves that this book contains all the states in coloring pages! He, of course, chose the USA picture to start off his coloring through the states experience!
Colored this one for my son's classroom!!!
Same picture colored 2 ways: Colored these for both my son's classrooms!!
Colored for my boy's classrooms!
Closer look at the picture from above! This picture was colored with some metallic markers, in addition to the other markers, which adds some cool details!
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