Back in April we told you about Johanna Basford and her bestselling adult coloring books, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest that fueled the adult coloring craze.
Johanna’s books have sold more than 10 million copies with both soaring to the top of the New York Times and Amazon best-seller lists. The success of the books also generated a slew of new products including note cards, journals, and artist edition prints. And now, just in time for the New Year, Johanna has released a coloring calendar filled with twelve of her most popular, intricate and mesmerizing designs from Secret Garden.
When we first heard about adult coloring books, we thought of it as a simple pleasure that would take us back to a simpler time, but there’s more to it than that. Adult coloring has been credited with reducing stress, increasing concentration and decreasing anxiety. It has also spawned coloring groups, instead of a book club or knitting circle, people are getting together to color.
If you want to color your way through the New Year, you can order a calendar here… but hurry up, based on the popularity of Johanna’s books, it’s likely to sell out quickly.