I've always said that I write because I have a creative mind, but not a single creative bone in my hands. I can't even draw stick figures! But ZOLOCOLOR by Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi is a perfect release-your-inner-child-artist escape for even the most artistically challenged. But the beauty of this book is that it's equally appealing to me, with my non-artistic hands, and my talented artist husband, Phil, who can create whole worlds in an afternoon.
This is a coloring book for all ages and skill levels, and it can make everyone feel like a real artist.
You’re never too old, or too young, to
appreciate the joy of a new box of crayons or freshly-sharpened colored
pencils. But sometimes, a traditional
coloring book with its cookie-cutter pictures and conventional coloring rules
just isn’t enough. Glaser and Higashi have
designed a book that is meant to encourage creative thinking and coloring
outside, along and across the lines. There
are no words to this book, other than a brief paragraph which gives the reader
permission to explore the space between black and white, finding patterns as
they choose to follow or disregard the lines in, among and through the shapes
on the pages of the book. A series of
black and white patterned pages provides endless hours of creative fun and
imagination, and when you reach the end of the book, you’ll want to find a
piece of paper to continue exploring the world of imagination on your own!
When I'm stuck on a writing project or need a way to unwind, I like to pull out a page from this book and let my inner creativity flow freely.