For anyone who’s enjoyed The Secret Garden, Outside the Lines, or any other coloring book that appeals to all ages, here’s one with a twist. Durell Godfrey’s intricate illustrations of the stuff in our busy lives – crowded kitchen tables, chaotic living rooms, and paper-strewn desks – are all ready to be brought to life with markers and crayons. Tidying up can be cathartic, but then again so can coloring. Color Me Cluttered offers a relaxing escape for pack rats and neat freaks alike. Just add color.
I’m a big fan of the adult colouring book craze, it’s a lot of fun and a great way to unwind at the end of (or in the middle of!) a crazy day. Some adult colouring books seem to require you to sit back and really plan out your plan of attack, but what I love about Color Me Cluttered is that you can quickly and easily jump into colouring without having to devise a game plan.
I have to admit, the un-coloured pages stress me out in this book – all that clutter! As I started colouring though, it felt almost like I was cleaning up the clutter and putting some order into things.
Page after page is filled with piles of stuff from piles of crayons to stacks of hats, cats hanging out in a cluttered space… it really is a nightmare for neat freaks. At least until you start colouring it in and bring out the beauty on every page.
I like that despite the page being full, there is nothing intricate to colour in, the objects are drawn simply rather than filled in with patterns. This allows you to just colour and enjoy the act of colouring rather than having to focus on where you are putting what colour.
Color Me Cluttered is available now on Amazon.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!