The world is going colour crazy, and there can be no better way to do it than National Coloring Book Day which is being celebrated on in August, thanks to Dover Publications.

National Colouring Book Day?

After our recent post about coping with stress in your human; we discovered that colouring, a major de-stressor, has a real day of its own! We believe every cat should encourage their humans to tap into the joy of colour even if their humans can’t draw, and yes that means your humans too, so read on!

Cat Drawing Coloring In

Colouring – sorry we spell the English way – is taking off big time, especially with human grown ups. Dover and its specialised colouring arm Creative Haven are sponsoring this year’s first National Coloring Book Day to celebrate the joy and life enhancing effects of ‘colouring in’.

Making National Colouring Book Day Special

Artist Vicki Boatwright aka BZTAT recently posted a query on her Facebook page about colouring books, and found the response overwhelmingly positive, so much so that she is currently designing her own unique colouring book which will have cats, dogs and cool stuff!

In keeping with her art with a conscience commitment, Vicki is having her books made locally – in the USA. You can join BZTAT’s (really nice) Friends and Collectors list to be first in the queue for colouring book pre-orders and get the gorgeous first colouring sheet free. To join see ‘unique colouring book’ link – do it!!!

Dash Kitten BZTAT Book Review

Why is colouring growing in popularity? We did some thinking and some reading and came up with these ideas:-

  • Colour enhances life and good feelings.
  • Colouring in company can be fun and relaxing, or
  • Colouring alone can be absorbing and creative
  • It allows your mind to shift focus, destress, and quietly escape for a while.
  • It gets you away from the computer!!!!
  • This is a life enhancing, low stress, joyful expression of you, the colourist.
  • STOP PRESS :- Pal Cathy Keisha is a super cool Colouring themed post here.

Even those who are professional artists recognise that everyone should be able to tap into the joy of creativity and the happiness it brings.

Happy colouring!
Miranda Kitten Miranda Kitten Blogger

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  1. Noodle

    August 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    What a great day!
    Have a super weekend…

    Noodle and crew


  2. BZTAT

    August 3, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Thanks for the great post Dash! Happy coloring all!


  3. meowmeowmans

    August 3, 2015 at 2:57 am

    We hadn’t heard of this day before, but it sounds wonderful! Our humans could use some de-stressing for sure!
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  4. Glogirly

    August 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Glogirly LOVED to color as a kid. I bet she’d love to color as an adult too. …once we pry her laptop away from her fingers. She’s probably wondering if there’s a Photoshop version. ha!

    ; ) Katie & Waffles
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    • Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

      August 3, 2015 at 11:12 am

      MOL!! A Photoshop version!!!
      Our mom just finished working a show in Los Angeles for the Network of Executive Women where a new Hallmark coloring book was featured – along with the concept of Coloring Outside the Lines! Woot!! (and how she’ll take the rest of the month to recover from all that sleep deprivation – MOL!)

      We think it’s way cool that BZTAT is doing that!
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  5. Cathy Keisha

    August 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Whoa! I had some good timing, didn’t I? Heh. TW wishes she had time to de-stress. Actually she destresses by doing crossword puzzles and soduku.
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  6. Julia Williams

    August 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Well of course I will be celebrating this day by coloring… and coloring.. and coloring!!! I love her art and cant wait to see the book. Oh great. Another coloring book I MUST buy! lol


  7. The Island Cats

    August 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

    We’ve never heard of National Coloring Book Day. What a fun holiday! 🙂
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  8. Kitties Blue

    August 2, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Our mommy loves to color and always has. She has several coloring books. Her favorite is a Kliban Cat one. Super cool that coloring (no matter how you spell it) now has its own day. Hope to see one of you kitties for Sunday Selfies tomorrow. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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  9. Summer

    August 2, 2015 at 3:04 am

    I knew there would be an overwhelmingly positive response to BZTAT’s query! Her style really lends itself to making a coloring book!
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  10. The Swiss Cats

    August 2, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Mum often gives mandalas for coloring to her pupils to calm them down. That coloring book sounds great ! Purrs
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  11. Brian

    August 2, 2015 at 12:33 am

    We hadn’t heard of that day but it’s pretty special!
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