Sacred Nature ($9.99, 9780062434388) and Sacred Symbols by Lydia Hess ($9.99, 9780062434258)
HarperElixir's Coloring Books for the Soul offer two adult coloring books specifically for the spirituality market, Sacred Nature and Sacred Symbols.
Coloring Books for the Soul give "wisdom to color by" through combining mystical and magical imagery by graphic artist/illustrator Lydia Hess and special words of great power and wisdom, inviting the contemporary colorist to unleash creativity and connect with spirit.
"Coloring Books for the Soul are a unique addition to the rapidly growing adult coloring book category," said Claudia Boutote. "Bringing together the sacred elements of nature and mystical symbols beautifully illustrated in Lydia Hess's unique scratchboard-montage style as well as the positive words throughout feels like a joyous and a soul nourishing experience."
Sacred Nature: Coloring Experiences for the Mystical and Magical and Sacred Symbols are filled with images ranging from mandalas to sacred geometry or flora and fauna. Both titles also include inspiring words of wisdom, carefully selected as companions to every illustration, encouraging colorists to focus their positive intent into the act of coloring and on the general well being of themselves and others.
"Colorists will appreciate the care taken in choosing the stock and the binding," said the book's editor, Libby Edelson. "Each title includes 38 black and white colorable illustrations, printed on paper suitable for framing after being completed."
Lydia Hess is a graphic designer/illustrator and former president of the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, a designer trade association, whose work has appeared on the covers of published books and in national and regional design publications.
The marketing plan for the books include local "color-ins," blog coverage and a unique time-lapse video in which sample pages emerge from black and white to color. Download your own page to color from Sacred Nature and Sacred Symbols.