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Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  307 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Our lives become busier with each passing day, and as technology escalates, so does our access to work, obligations, and stress. Constant stimulation and expectation have left us burnt out and distanced from the present moment. "Now" has become something that happens online, not in the space and time that we physically occupy. Color Me Calm is a guided coloring book design ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 27th 2014 by Race Point Publishing (first published October 14th 2014)
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May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts, non-fiction
I have a confession: I'm 40 years old and I love coloring books. This is perhaps the best one I've seen. Its mandalas, water scenes, wooded scenes, geometric patterns, flora and fauna, and other natural patterns all contain perfect level of detail. Recommendation: Enlarge them onto 8 1/2 x 11 drawing paper.

A friend gave it to me with a box of Crayola Twistable colored mechanical pencils-- they're the perfect thickness for this book.

Here's an example from the Natural Patterns chapter:

Color Me Calm Natural Patterns chapter
I love colour! Finding this book has added pleasure and inspired enjoyment to many moments as I've contemplated colour and design.

It truly is a gorgeous book of introduction to art therapy, to each of the six chapter topics, colouring tips, and the fantastic 100 available colouring templates. Illustrated for relaxation and meditation, Angela Porter has provided beautiful samples to inspire creativity.

National bestseller with an entire series to enjoy from Masters in Art Therapy degree holder, ce
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
One hundred calming pictures and patterns broken up into six chapters of different themes. And with the examples given at the beginning of each chapter, you’re encouraged to go beyond filling in a piece of detail, but shading it with an additional color, giving your artwork a little more depth. Of course you can do it however you like.

I’ve been coloring, mostly patterns for less than a year. I find the activity calming as it’s difficult to let problems fill you mind when you’re concentrating on
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, it's not /reading/, but it's still a book! I LOVE this!! So calming, and gives me some practice with shading and texture. ...more
Leia LeonGuerrero
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! Really helps me to relax.
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It is evident that a great deal of thought and care went into creating this book (choosing the drawings, organization, and layout of the book) by the licensed art therapist and the artist who created this beautiful and effective book.

It is excellent quality, has thick strong paper, and wonderful designs.

I love the introduction and the writings before each chapter of pictures to color. Reading her writing already made me feel calm and reminded me of the importance of schedulin
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter have given you a truly remarkable adult colorbook which will help you to calm down after a long day of work or a fun filled weekend. I see others have posted pictures from the book so I won't do it again for you. There is 100 templates for you to color and it even gives you an example of some to get you off to a creative picture. This is one of the better colorbooks I have purchased. Buy one today you won't be sorry. I highly recommend this one ...more
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This (plus a set of really high quality markers) is by far the best thing I've added to my classroom this year. Students LOVE it, and so do I. Beautiful and calming, a very grounding activity for the ADHD among us. ...more
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Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well designed book by art therapist and artist with great coloring pages for all stylesThe full review is posted on Coloring Queen ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really like the designs in this book! A relaxing way to pass the time.
Frøya Kulset
feel weird labeling this as "read"...
But great relaxation book, i draw at night to calm me down and its great. Big variation in pictures so i bet its something that suites you.
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed coloring the book. I have used markers and colored pencils, and both have worked well.
Patricia Kaniasty
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Coloring at its best.
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Lacy is a registered, board certified, and licensed art therapist who has been practicing art therapy in the Washington, DC area since 1999. She has experience working with a variety of mental health populations and settings, including schools, home-based counseling, and hospitals with adolescents, families, and adults. Lacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art ...more

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