The past few years have us dealing with a lot of strain, stress and struggles! It seems never-ending and sometimes we feel like it will take us down and break us. In order to keep our sanity intact and our spirits lifted, we need to have our own personal zen space. It’s this place where internal transition and magic can happen. It’s our private space to relax, rejuvenate and recover from daily stressors. It’s our zen space where we can also meditate, contemplate and create.
Many adults have taken up coloring because it’s peaceful, tranquil and soothing to the spirit. Coloring is an activity that not only diffuses stress but it also promotes mind, body and soul harmony. This winter is the perfect time to sequester yourself and express or release emotions through the art of coloring or water coloring. And I found a whimsical set of Four Season Cutting Garden Watercoloring Books that are pleasing and calming.
Kristy’s Cutting Garden: A Watercoloring Books
These specific coloring books were designed to use with watercolor paints. But don’t limit yourself if you are not familiar with water coloring … but on the other hand, be open to learning a new art, new skills and new techniques. The onset of each series has instructions on how to paint with, mix and embellish the illustrations with water paints. Learn also about dry brushing, shimmer inks, masking fluids and white pen use. Each book has 25 removable pages that can be framed and hung as art.
The Fall Garden coloring book features all the vibrant blossoms and warm colors of autumn. Autumn is my very favorite season of the year. I love the colors, smells and of course, the fall foliage. Included in this book for you to paint or color are Dahlias, Leaves, Asters, Black-eyed Susans, Wisteria, Clematis, Phlox, Begonias, Pumpkins, Lake View and more.
The Winter Garden coloring book celebrates winter’s blossoms such as Snowdrops, Hollyberry, Poinsettia, Mistletoe, and Evergreens. It also includes landscapes and enchanting animals like Deer, Chipmunks, Elk, Moose, Bunnies and Crowned Fox. As you open the cover, you will find instructions, tutorials, helpful tips and inspiration on how to paint each illustration beautifully. It’s such a lovely coloring book.
The Summer Garden coloring book celebrates this season’s lush and delicate blossoms such as Fushia, Hollyhocks, Hydrangea, Hosta, Roses and more. It also includes vegetables like Tomatoes, Peppers, and Mushrooms. Or color a summer cottage, critters like chipmunks, or a wreath. Each illustration is supported with painting tips, color suggestions, and artist inspiration.
The Spring Garden coloring book embraces the onset of warmer weather and early blooms. The easy-to-learn, joy-driven approach includes simple tutorials on how to use watercolor and where to find affordable materials. Illustrations include Coral Bells, Daffodils, Magnolias, Iris, and Lilacs. Immerse yourself in a Poppy Wreath, Cottage Garden, Cherry Blossom Lane, Spring Boquet and Butterflies.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.