My Itchy Travel Feet is all about inspiring boomers to travel. Writing the words that you read here, and sharing Alan’s photos, allows me to relive those travel moments. But now I’ve discovered another way to inspire travel and provide health benefits at the same time: Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers.
With the help of designer, Carey Ruhl, I’ve turned our favorite Western travel photos (yes, some of them are mine) into black and white sketches that are suitable for coloring. Coloring the West includes 35 pages to evoke memories of Western adventures or to inspire that next trip. But there’s so much more to adult coloring books.
On a recent trip to Triple Creek Ranch, I sat down with my friend, Sue, to color some of the pages in Coloring the West. After finishing a page, I felt relaxed and refreshed.
While researching the hot trend of adult coloring books, I discovered that there is definitely a healthy component to the hobby. USA Today reports that coloring relieves stress and produces a meditative state. And a Fox News article explains that coloring “trains the brain to focus.” From my first-hand experience, I’ve learned that coloring travel photos brings back memories that make me smile.
Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers, includes our favorite travel scenes in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Montana. You’ll find scenic landscapes, historical buildings, wildlife and nature close-ups to color. It’s so much fun coloring the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley or a moose from Glacier National Park. Whether you enjoy shading, detailed coloring or simply having fun with colors, you’ll find relaxation within our coloring pages. There’s also a coloring guide in the back of the book for guidance or color the West the way you’d like to see it.
Of course you’ll need a few supplies besides a coloring book. I recommend Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils, a sharpener and a blender pencil.
If you purchase Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers, Alan and I would love to see your finished pages. So please take photos to share on the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook or upload to your Instagram account and tag me @DonnaLHull so that I can repost your coloring pages to my followers. Unsure about how to share on Facebook or Instagram? Email the photo and I’ll do the sharing for you.
Most of all, I hope you find many relaxing hours coloring from the pages of Coloring the West.
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