Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#REVIEW - The Time Garden, A Magical Journey and #Coloring #Book by Daria Song


A dazzlingly beautiful coloring book for all ages, The Time Garden will sweep you away into a whimsical cuckoo clock–inspired world, created in intricate pen and ink by the internationally best-selling Korean artist Daria Song. Then, explore the magical world outside the clock through the eyes of a fairy in the sequel, The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book.

Journey through the doors of a mysterious cuckoo clock into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land of clock gears, rooftops, starry skies, and giant flying owls—all ready for you to customize with whatever colors you can dream up.

Cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll wonder, was it all a dream?

The Time Garden features extra-thick craft paper, ideal for non bleed-through coloring, and the jacketed cover with flaps is removable and colorable. Special gold-foil stamping on the cover and spine and a To/From page make it perfect for gifting to adults and kids alike.

5 STARS!!!
Coloring books? Why, YES! Prior to receiving these books, I had a friend who taught me the relaxing technique that coloring has on you when you do it. She was into coloring mandellas. (The spelling of this word has different ways, and the way I used it is the way the UK and we, here in the US, spell it.) I used to scour the internet looking for these, and lately (probably because they are so simple to pick up and just color some stress away!) I have not been able to find any. I wondered why, and now I know! The artists who are make these must be keeping them as collections like this book, and putting these into coloring books like these! 
I have a clip board that holds all my mandellas/clip art and other things I have found here and there. I used to color or even just collect because I added them onto scrapbook pages, or just to enhanced my photos with flowers, etc., I did all sorts of things like that! I loved it, and having always enjoyed this type of thing, and was really into it especially when I did it more. Making cards is still a favorite of mine, especially given the cost to purchase one! I used to use to hold all of these together, save them, use them, and color them and more, and I still do! So I really missed these when I couldn't find them anymore. Guess what? They're back, and SO BIG NOW, and it looks like they are in book form. Yeah!
#GIVEAWAY - I LOVE this/these coloring books for adults! I STILL love these books, and since I got TWO of these, I would like to share one of these with YOU during this Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop! This couldn't be a better fit than to share THIS BOOK HERE with one of you so you can see what I am talking about, and another nice Christmas present for YOU! The giveaway for this book is HERE! (Ends 12-31-15) so this is temporary and NOT part of this review, and this paragraph will be removed after the giveaway is over as it's ONLY purpose is to tell you I am giving one of my copies to you!
This author/publisher sent me two of these coloring books, each different, and parts one and two of the Time series. These are both SO GORGEOUS!!! WOW! I am going to review The Time Garden first. The quality of paper these books are printed on is extremely heavy, making for a beautifully finished product no matter how you want to fill these in, and you can use whatever types of color you choose to use because this paper is that thick nothing is going to hold you back. I can see colored pencil, which is my favorite, I can also see adding a little water to turn that into some watercolors, and paints! Oh! You can have so much FUN with these! The books do come in completely black and white, of course, and that is because they are waiting for YOU to add color to the pages with whatever medium you choose to color these beautiful pages in with!
In the paperwork that came with this book, it has a paragraph that explains the story behind it. Yes, both books do have a story that goes along with them Here is what it the paperwork that came with them says:
"The adult coloring craze has been covered by the New York Times and NPR, and fans are clamoring for the next book as soon as they finish coloring their last page. Fans of grown-up coloring have come to the hobby from alongside their kids at the kitchen table, while on the porch of a beach vacation home, or as a way to cope with their jobs. Coloring clubs are springing up around the country, and books are flying off the shelves."

"Filled with gorgeous spreads featuring fantastical scenes of clock gears, rooftops, starry skies and giant magical flying owls, this book's beautiful little details are perfect for customizing with whatever colors one can dream up. Fans of Korean pop art and Academy-Award winning animated films like Spirited Away will be drawn into Ms. Song's wonderfully surreal manga-like artwork.

By clicking on the link to go to Amazon, you will be able to see EVERYTHING that is inside this book!
Down below is the link to Amazon, the rectangular box we all can see. Click on that, it will take you right to THIS BOOK, and you WANT and NEED to take a look at it! Next, click on “LOOK INSIDE”. This will give you a look at EVERY SINGLE PAGE INSIDE THIS COLORING BOOK! I was SHOCKED! I’ve NEVER seen enough pages out of ANY book in this section to be satisfied enough, and here is the ENTIRE BOOK! I was so shocked! I was happy because now YOU get to really see ALL the pages you'll get to color! Finally, whoever did this needs more than a pat on the back! (Thank the publisher if you get a chance!!) They have accomplished what I wish more books would do in this section!
Have you looked at it yet? Don't you just LOVE the pages to color! WOW! There are SO many!

I HIGHLY recommend getting this book, and enjoy EVERY second of it while you color how YOU want it to look, to become! This will be YOUR photo, YOUR thing to design, color, build, to make it look however YOU want it to look like!!! Have fun and enjoy it! 

The story continues on October 13th, 2015, with The Time Chamber, and they DID send that book to me as well! I will be reviewing that book next!

About the Author:
I do not have a photo of the author, but I have a 'description' of her! 
Daria Song is an author, artist, and curator with a master's degree in fiber arts from the Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Fine Arts. Winner of the Kyung Hyang Arts Contest, Song has exhibited at numerous galleries in Korea, Singapore, Turkey and Hong Kong including Imazoo Gallery, Young gallery, Sun Gallery, and Seoho Museum of Art. She lived and studied in San Francisco for three years before returning to Korea to create the art for the internationally best selling adult coloring book, The Time Garden. She lives in Seoul, Korea.

The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book (Time Series) by Daria Song
print book: $8.85

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