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Putting The “Adult” In Adult Coloring Books

June 7, 2016 23 Comments

I have ZERO artistic talent. That might actually be a bit generous; it could really be in the negative range. (Of note: In a lost verse of “Opposites Attract“, Mr. Seeking Ambition is a classically-trained artist who excels in seemingly All The Mediums.) So, that’s why I was super excited when coloring books for adults became “a thing” – all you have to do was stay inside the lines! I could do that… right?!

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Look in the back – Gavin and Gwen! #memories

My first foray into this brave new world was actually a  gift from my dear friend Lyndsay. It was Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden, a ridiculously beautiful world of flora and fauna crying out for color. Lyndsay didn’t know it at the time, but both my neurologist and cognitive therapist had suggested trying out coloring books as a form of cognitive therapy, as well as relaxation. (They should probably start putting coloring books in the package of crap they send you home from the hospital with after neurosurgery. Just a thought!)

I’ve amassed quite a collection so far – ones about cats, Paris, typography, maps… but there’s one that’s become a favorite. Not because the art style is exceptional, or because it’s intellectually challenging, but because it’s strangely soothing to color swear words.

So, as you’ve likely guessed, I’m talking about the book pictured at top: Release Your Anger. There’s nothing quite like coloring away your frustration after spending 53 minutes of your life on hold with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, or the fun of choosing which exact word best describes how you feel about the upcoming election.

I want to share the joy I’ve found with you all… so I’m hosting a giveaway! One lucky reader will be the happy owner of an expletive-filled coloring book – all just by following me on Facebook and/or Instagram, or leaving some bits of wisdom here on the blog. So really, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

The Rafflecopter runs until Friday, June 10, 2o16 at 5:00PM EST.

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23 Comments

  1. Reply

    cailynb

    June 7, 2016

    I love coloring! And I love swearing!

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      Two of the many, MANY reasons why we are such good friends! 🙂

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    Christine Labelle

    June 7, 2016

    We would love this in my house.

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      It definitely brings a new definition to “family fun” – ha!!! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and entering!

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    Ashley Helg

    June 7, 2016

    This is awesome! Thanks for running this contest 🙂

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      My pleasure!!! I figured I had to do something ridiculous for my first giveaway 😉

  4. Reply

    Brenna

    June 7, 2016

    53 minutes on hold ????????

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      Yeahhh… I’ll never be getting that hour back… and they didn’t even have Muzak. It was just incessant droning on about how Important My Call Was and directing me to their useless website. GAHHHH

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    Patrick Pham

    June 7, 2016

    This is awesome

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      Awesome indeed! I think I learned a few new swear words from this bad boy…

      Thank you for stopping by and entering!

  6. Reply

    Maria

    June 7, 2016

    Cute.

  7. Reply

    Shelby

    June 7, 2016

    You’re awesome!
    That’s a pretty sweet coloring book as well. 🙂

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    Kit Glitch

    June 7, 2016

    Thanks for the contest

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      Thanks for entering!

  9. Reply

    Arica Hutchins

    June 7, 2016

    This would be so entertaining. Maybe there will be some new words for me. But….. I highly doubt that hahaha
    aricanichole82@gmail.com what am awesome #giveaway love it!!!

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      Caitlin

      June 7, 2016

      There are some British terms in here… so you might feel more cultured while dropping your F-bombs 🙂

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    Lindsey Robbins

    June 7, 2016

    Do they have a page with: WTF, underlined, bold, italicized and with alternating exclamation points and question marks? That sounds fun and would totally make me feel better right now 🙂

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      Caitlin

      June 8, 2016

      There IS a WTF! And you can color it in while drinking the adult beverage of your choice… which sounds like the perfect way to end any day…

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    Christopher Elder

    June 9, 2016

    I’ve always wanted my own adult coloring book. What better one than a book of swears 😀

  12. Reply

    aubrey

    June 9, 2016

    Coloring swear words with a glass of wine sounds like the perfect night to me!

  13. Reply

    Brandon Sparks

    June 10, 2016

    Thank you so much for the chance.

  14. Reply

    JIll Rivera

    June 10, 2016

    I love adult color because coloring just reminds me of my childhood.

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