Skip to main content

Coloring Book Review: Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit




Do you enjoy coloring? Since I was a child, I have always loved to color. When I was young, that was one of my favorite things to do. I can remember staying up all night with my best friend, and we would spend hours coloring. Back then, I used crayons, but now I like to color with colored pencils. And I'm very happy to say that my 9-year-old daughter likes to color with me!

Several weeks ago, I won a copy of a new coloring book called Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit with original art by Lorrie Bennett. The book is filled with inspirational quotes from scripture paired with beautiful pictures to color.

The book is set up as two-page spreads, but M and I picked individual pictures that we liked, rather than coloring the two pages together. I will admit that we are not a very religious family, but I plan to have M color some of these as gifts for family and friends who are. They really are beautiful ~ both the sayings and the pictures.

I've shared few pictures that M and I colored. She colored the LOVE picture and the forest scene, while I colored the hot air balloon. I love patterns like that, and she is obviously drawn to animals. It was so nice to spend some time with my little girl coloring. I'm hopeful that "adult" coloring books like this will allow us to continue this tradition for many years.


This review was written based on a copy of Inkspirations that I won from a Facebook contest. This post includes Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase something using my link, I will receive a very small commission but your price does not change.

Comments

  1. These are lovely - what soothing colors! They will make wonderful gifts.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Getting back to blogging

It seems that blogging has dropped to the bottom of my list for the past year, and was pretty low for the year or two prior to that. I love to read, and am continuing to do so, but as my regular readers know I haven't been around much. My last blog post was almost a year ago!!

There are many things that have taken me away from blogging. Work has been much more challenging and interesting these past few years, but that means I really don't want to get back on the computer when I get home at night - or on the weekends.

Family life has been more busy with kids having multiple activities in the evenings, leaving little time to just hang out and write about the books that I read.

I will admit to a bit of a Facebook addiction, which means way too much time spent scrolling through my newsfeed instead of doing something more productive. This is one of the things I'm working on and hoping that this will free up some time for getting back to the blog.

Overall, life is good. Work is …

Book Review: The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett

Peter Byerly is distraught over the loss of his wife nine months ago. He has retreated to their cottage in the English countryside, hoping to return to his love of collecting and restoring rare books. But when he opens a book about Shakespeare forgeries and finds a Victorian watercolor of a woman who looks just like his wife, Peter is soon on a search for the origin of the painting and the truth about Shakespeare's real identity.

The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett is a wonderful journey for anyone who loves books. It follows Peter's search in 1995, which turns into a bit of a thriller at times. But Lovett also takes the reader back in time a bit so we can learn the story of his relationship with his wife and how he came to be a bookseller. He does a beautiful job of expressing Peter's feelings about the rare books he encounters, and his feelings are contagious.

And then he takes us back even further to the history of one particular volume, whos…

Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

This week, I'm participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer.

I'm giving away a book of your choice 
up to $10 from Book Depository.
It's that simple. Just visit  Book Depository and choose any book that is selling for $10 or less.

This giveaway is open to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address (click here to check). The contest ends on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be picked using Random.org and notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what book you want to win.

Check out all the other participants in the giveaway hop!