Colorful Hobby: Adult Coloring Books are a Hit!

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND-Hey, remember pulling out your favorite coloring book and that 64 pack of crayons and creating your very own masterpiece?

Yeah, well, this taste of nostalgia is making a comeback.

Apparently, coloring books aren't just for kids; adults can now let out their inner five-year-old!

Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford has published intricate color-me-in designs, perfect for those of us looking to let off some steam.

"I just wanted to make a book that I, myself, would like to own and color, and it never crossed my mind that there would be this whole community online that would pop up," said Basford.

Hey, who wouldn't want to get lost in this field of flowers?

"I can color in a couple of flowers and a couple of trees and just kind of shut my brain off after a busy day and not be looking at my phone or my IPad,” said New York beauty blogger Carly Herbst.

The Secret Garden has now filled in one of Amazon's best sellers list and sold over one million copies. Basford is now working on publishing two more books.

"It takes you back to childhood, but on a grownup level; you feel like you could do it with a glass of wine instead of a glass of milk," said Herbst.

So have a little fun, relax, and don't forget coloring in the lines is so over-rated!

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