Magical Jungle is Johanna Basford’s newest coloring book, which will be released August 9, 2016.
Maybe by then I will be halfway finished with the Lost Ocean, which I love.
I have spent the afternoon coloring this panoramic page because it is indeed restorative to color. When electronics become an encroachment instead of an amusement, there is something to be said for my childhood pleasures: coloring, reading, being still.
Yet it occurred to me that perhaps my place in life is to be the color-er and not the artist; the reader and not the writer. This is a rather humbling thought for someone who once saw herself as capable of creating almost anything.
Now I am more realistic. I am finding contentment in being the person who enjoys what others have produced, for if there were none of us, who would enjoy the fruit of their labors?
Someone has to be in the audience, clapping at the end of the performance.