15 November 2015

The Time Chamber - Get Lost in a Magical World (A Coloring Book)

A glimpse of my coloring technique!
I feel like adult coloring books are the latest obsessions hitting us this year. Have you heard of this trend lately? I didn't fully understand it at first. As a child, I wasn't a huge fan of coloring anyways (shocking I know, but I liked drawing my own pictures and writing stories and coloring books just seemed finished to me). As an adult, I've sort of likened to the idea of coloring as a way to relax but that usually isn't my first go to.

So I was really excited to review this coloring book to see if I could fully embrace the new coloring book trend. Here's a bit about The Time Chamber by Daria Song -

Korean artist Daria Song’s sequel to The Time Garden takes readers on a visual journey into a magical nighttime world seen through the eyes of a fairy.

This second book in the bestselling Time coloring series features the voyage of a fairy who, when the cuckoo clock chimes midnight, enters the human world. To the tiny fairy, everything seems enormous and magical, from the curtains to the chandelier to a mystical rowboat that takes her further into an inky adventure. With her she packs her favorite items, which colorers can find throughout the book’s pages: an owl-feathered pen, a star-scented spray, a time tape measure…even the key to the time chamber itself!

Filled with the imaginative, intricately detailed illustrations Song’s readers have come to love, The Time Chamber presents a view of our world made new—and ready for coloring.

The Time Chamber 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.


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What I thought?

Coloring aside, the story is charming and the pictures are intricate and beautiful. For the coloring part of things, it made me want to run out and buy a bunch of fancy markers, pens and colored pencils. I had a collection that I used to color in some of the pages and I can see why people find this relaxing. If you're feeling anxious or nervous or stressed, start coloring in one of these pages and it will captivate your attention and set your mind at ease.

Some of the drawings to color in were a bit tiny and I clumsily scraped my colored pencil across the pages. I felt a bit disappointed in myself that I couldn't at least color in the lines (I know there is a metaphor there, but I wanted my coloring to be as neat and beautiful as the drawing and to me that means coloring inside the lines!).

As the holiday season approaches and you are trying to think of gifts to purchase for family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, mailmen, and delivery people, you may want to consider adding this book to your gift list. It's a beautiful book and process of coloring the pictures in was truly relaxing to me. Add onto the gift of this book though, the gift of colored pens, colored markers, or colored pencils. I think a good majority of us may still have some somewhere but to give the gift of a coloring book without something to color with is a little like giving coffee to someone who doesn't own a coffeepot.

Find out more information Daria Song by following this link. Best of all, download some of your own coloring pages by following this link here! Purchase your own copy by visiting the link.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
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30 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying the popularity of coloring books and pages. Yes, sometimes the tiny bits are difficult, but that where the focus comes in, right?

    I'll have to check this artist out.

    You should check out theDoodleInstitute. She she's collaborated a viewer coloring book with her Periscope followers. You can see it on Amazon.

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    1. The tiny artwork is definitely what makes it intriguing and a challenge! It does make me wish I had better coloring utensils. And thank you for the recommendation! I will check her out!

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  2. Yes, I first heard of the trend through newspaper articles.

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  3. I've been meaning to buy a coloring book!

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    1. me too, now I think I will go for it!

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  4. I've been thinking of these beautiful coloring books, and now after reading your review I want one! I can't wait to sit back and color quietly while my kids are asleep. Thanks for the review!

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  5. I have always loved coloring and I even downloaded a coloring app on my phone. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    ~Trisha

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  6. I was never a fan of drawing as a kid but as an adult, I find coloring to be relaxing.

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  7. I haven't colored in a long time, but for some reason I've been wanting to do it lately. Just need to find the time...

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  8. I hope I RSVP'd correct. I just retweet?

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  9. I haven't colored in a long time, but I find it very relaxing when I do.

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  10. I've been hearing about this a lot. I actually bought a couple for my sister and mom this year.

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  11. A friend told me about this trend. I love it!

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  12. I've been coloring for a couple of months as I watch TV. I do find it relaxing.

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  13. I always loved to color but was a bit of a perfectionist so I'm not sure if it would be relaxing or stressful for me. Some of them that I have seen are so intricate that it would take forever to color them.

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  14. I have seen adult coloring books lately and it does seem popular. I always enjoyed coloring with my children and found it relaxing and now my daughter is an artist, so it paid off.
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  15. I love what is today called adult coloring books. When I was a teen, I found a bunch of geometric shapes all beautifully intertwined that just begged for color pencils. I've been hooked ever since.

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  16. I've been hearing a lot about these coloring books for adults & they are really intricate. I can see how it would be relaxing.

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  17. I wish I had time for this - I always loved to color! There are some very fun adult coloring books out there!

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  18. I love coloring books. I have always enjoyed coloring along with kids, now I can have my own!!

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  19. I've always loved coloring along with kids, and now I can have my own - and not be embarrassed!!! Nice!

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  20. Beautiful coloring book...looks like a relaxing activity.

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  21. I have not bought myself a coloring book yet but I really want to. I know it will relax me!

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  22. I went to a coloring class at the public library and enjoyed it.

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  23. I always loved coloring, and would make up any excuse to color with kids Now I can have my own, and this is a nice one!

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  24. I love coloring, when I was a child I would color or paint various different pictures and then of course as you grow up it was childish to color so this grandmom got her share of coloring by coloring with the grandchildren which was relaxing, I am happy that they have adult coloring books and me and my color pencils love them, I like the pictures in this book The Time Chamber and the variety offered.

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  25. I haven't colored in years and this seems like a wonderful book to start coloring again. What a wonderful way to relax!

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  26. Got myself a few for Easter. Love these!

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  27. amy guillaume lindermanApril 8, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    this looks like a relaxing book to color in!

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