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Artocracy: 5 Awesome Adult Coloring Books for Busy Creatives

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* Relieve stress and relax with these five best-selling adult coloring books
* Color across abstract designs, swear words and positive phrases
* Prices range from $6 to $15

 Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Coloring or engaging in art-related activities can be beneficial for mental, emotional and intellectual health. It may seem infantile or a waste of your precious (and limited) time, but for over 100 years, coloring has been used as a fun alternative to meditation.

Even the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung used this method to help relax his patients so he could access their subconscious. So whether you’re a busy creative or simply want to channel your inner zen by way of crayons, here are five awesome adult coloring books that will help you relax and unleash your creative side.

1. Coloring Book for Adults: Amazing Swirl by Happy Coloring

This adult coloring book is a best seller for a reason. It contains twenty-four gorgeous swirl designs depicting various animals and floral compositions to help you unwind. As an added bonus, you’ll also receive a free PDF file from the Happy Coloring book series that you can enjoy at no extra cost.

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2. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book by Sasha O’Hara

Those with a subversive sense of humor will love this unconventional coloring book. O’Hara’s comical book allows you to color the things you can’t say out loud, each page featuring a sassy quip like “Home is where the vodka is,” “Suck it up buttercup,” and “Dance like no one attractive is watching.” As you can imagine, we don’t recommend bringing this one around the kids.

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3. Don’t Give Up by Cherina Kohey

Exclusively sold on Amazon, this whimsical coloring book is all about good vibes and positive thoughts. Whether you’re looking to brighten your day with some bold colors or find some inspiration, “Don’t Give Up” will keep your spirits high with every page you color. Each page features a phrase to remind you to think positively. Give this stress-relieving gift to yourself or to a colleague who needs to channel their inner happy place.

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4. Fantastic Structures Adult Coloring Book by Steve McDonald

Explore architectural wonders from around the world (both real and imagined) as artist Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-realist approach to create beautifully detailed outlines of buildings and structures. With 29 pages of 58 different illustrations, this captivating adult coloring book will be a delight for those who love travelling and architecture.

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5. Doctor Who Adult Coloring Book by James Newman Gray

With 96 stunning pages to color, including original art work and iconic quotes from the beloved TV show, this elevated adult coloring book will impress creatives and of course, Doctor Who fans.

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