Color Me Stress-Free

Color Me Stress-Free

Nearly 100 Coloring Templates to Unplug and Unwind

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Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781631061608
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The perfect book for stressed-out adults who want to reconnect, simply and easily, with their inner creativity.

Work, kids, relationships, meetings, traffic, bills...we are all faced with stress on a daily basis. And sometimes you just need a way to relieve the tension and avoid burnout, illness, or worse.

A simple and inexpensive way to relieve stress is by coloring images, which can be soothing. Some even consider it an alternative to stressors, ultimately aiding in reversing the effects of anxiety. Refocusing your attention on something completely different to engage in a mental, physical, and emotional shift can help break the pattern of consistent stress and allow one to rejuvenate.

Part of the international bestselling Color Me series, Color Me Stress-Free is a guided coloring book designed for harried adults. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer up 100 coloring templates, all designed to help you unplug and unwind at the end of each day. Organized into seven therapeutically themed chapters, readers can explore the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon!) to paper and channel their day-to-day stresses into a satisfying, creative environment.

Color Me Stress-Free is the perfect way step back from the stress of everyday life, color, and relax!

Don't forget to try Color Me Happy and Color Me Calm!

Lacy Mucklow (MA. ATR-BC, LPAT, LCPAT) is a registered, board certified, and licensed art therapist who has been practicing art therapy in the Washington, DC area since 1999. She has experience working with a variety of mental health populations and settings, including schools, home-based counseling, and hospitals with adolescents, families, and adults. Lacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University.

Angela Porter is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration in nature, especially ammonite and other fossils. Much of her work is abstract with flowing lines, shapes, and colors that create textured and detailed artworks. She works with technical drawing pens, watercolors, inks, colored pencils, and metallic paints and pens. She lives in South Wales.

September 16, 2016
This week, US trade magazine Publishers Weekly unveiled their 2016 PW Star Watch list which recognizes some of the best and brightest young talent in the publishing business. We are thrilled that Jeannine Dillon, Editorial Director for Race Point Publishing and based in Quarto's New York office, has made it onto the list. She was specifically praised for her work on the Color Me series. Read More.
July 14, 2015
The adult coloring book craze continues to make headlines. Parade Magazine, which is a supplement to Sunday newspapers across the country, ran a cover story on the phenomenon in its July 12 edition. Read More.
May 12, 2015
With their popularity soaring, coloring books are giving adults a chance to relax and be creative, while reducing stress. NBC Nightly News featured several Quarto Publishing Group coloring books in a May 11 report. The story includes an interview with Quarto artist Lisa Congdon as well as a coloring book group in Chicago. Read More.
March 31, 2015
Coloring books are becoming more popular with adults, and because of that, author Lacy Mucklow and Color Me Stress-Free, Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy were featured in The Record/northjersey.com in a piece titled "It's National Crayon Day - and it's not just for kids." Read More.
March 27, 2015
Author Lacy Mucklow and Color Me Calm/Happy were featured in the March 24, 2015, The Washington Post Express print and digital versions. The piece touches on how adult coloring books are becoming a popular way to "manage stress and access creativity." Read More.