Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who creates intricate and hand-drawn illustrations rooted in the flora and fauna.This book is for the age group of 8 and above, above means no limit whether you are of 8 or 82,if you have interest in coloring and drawing you will definately enjoy Johanna”s Secret Garden( Activity book).There are so many activities books are available generated by computer graphics are cold and soulless whereas hand drawings capture a sense of energy character and self belongingness. Secret Garden is a wonderful children/adult coloring book with nice thick pages.The designs are beautiful and provoke relaxing thought if you love gardens and nature. The pages are thick so marker does not bleed through.It contains Beautiful drawings that take some time and patience to color but it’s worth it. The level of detail makes each page a bit challenging, and the details are not so small that they are difficult to color.In every design there are hidden charaters which you have to find out with the help of clues given in the book.She even provided space to show your own creativity by adding characters and designs in between.It will give your hours and hours of stress reducing coloring.
In Johanna’s words:
“Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing usually spanning several sheets of paper. I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints. My delicate hand inked designs intend to charm and delight, inviting you to peer closer and discover the hidden intricacies”.
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Reviews by some .com’s for Johanna’s Secret Garden:
“There are few art forms as meditative, nostalgic and all-around blissful as the coloring book.Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford’s imagination.” – Huffington Post
“Artist Johanna Basford is at the forefront of the grown up coloring trend. Her whimsical artwork just makes us want to drop all our responsibilities and color forever.” – Hello Giggles
“…this book has multigenerational appeal. It’s not just a coloring book, by any means. Some pages have space where the garden is incomplete so kids (and adults) can create a little flora and fauna of their own.” – CoolMomPicks.com
we can say it will be a Great stress relief and you can be artistic with colors and shading, etc.with gorgeous designs and really fun to color and you can display it on your coffee table.
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford
This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book’s cover and jacket are also colorable.
Appealing to all ages, SECRET GARDEN is the original and first book by Johanna Basford.