Is this the most wonderful colouring book ever?

Doesn’t it make your fingers itch to colour?

From The Secret Garden Copyright Johanna Basford

It’s the work of artist Johanna Basford interviewed here.

I immediately added it to the birthday books to buy list and two of my friends are getting this book with a pack of oil paint pencils for Christmas.

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From The Secret Garden Copyright Johanna Basford

I’ve always loved colouring. Lately I’ve read where psychologists are recommending colouring as a relaxation and stress management technique because it takes focus away from worries. Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala says that when we colour, we activate different areas of our two cerebral hemispheres. “The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors.”

As if I needed an excuse to buy this book.

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