Hobby

Enchanted Forest – Johanna Basford

The second book of Johanna Basford is Enchanted Forest. And since 3rd book already on sale, I’m thinking to share about Enchanted Forest first. This coloring activity has been very addictive. It helps me relax and even sleep better. I’m still doing the first book, Secret Garden ( 88 pages can’t be finished in short time lol).

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Enchanted Forest

What makes Enchanted Forest different from Secret Garden? I can say that both of them still using the element of flowers and leaves, but Enchanted Forest focus more on animal shape and kingdom-like shape, while Secret Garden focus on garden (well..doh!) and mandalas.

Below is several pages from Enchanted Forest that I took randomly. There are many good pictures inside I just can’t take them all to share it. Just like in Secret Garden, in Enchanted Forest also have “treasure hunt” where you can try to find animals or things listed on first page of the book.

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I will share again once I colored one of the page in Enchanted Forest. For now, that’s all I can say 😉

Experience · Hobby

Secret Garden by Johanna Basford – Coloring Book for adult

Ever since I was a little, I like to do the coloring book. Only that though. . I don’t have any talent in drawing from scratch, but I do like to play with color and made the picture more beautiful (according to me haha). Couple months ago I watched a drama where the character likes to color a book in her spare time to relax, and that kind of inspired me. I want a coloring book too!

I went to some book stores here to find a coloring book for children but nothing interested me. I didn’t know there is a coloring book for adult (and it’s very famous too!). Last night my husband went back from office and said his colleagues forced him to buy me a book. This book!

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Secret Garden Cover in Vietnamese

OMG!! This is awesome! I looked at the content and my mind blown away. I wanted to start coloring right away but I don’t have any coloring pen now 😦

secret garden secret garden secret garden secret gardenThis book was made by Johanna Basford, a Scottish artist. It has been translated to many language. Mine is Vietnamese, but I don’t mind. It’s a coloring book!

There is another interesting thing in this book. Treasure hunt! There are several items you need to find throughout the book. Total 84 pages of drawing. I can’t wait to go to bookstore and get a set of coloring pen!

If you go to her website : http://www.johannabasford.com/books, there are 3 books. I will get the other 2 as well xD