Book Review: The Time Garden by Daria Song



Growing up, coloring was one of my favorite pastimes. It was also a favorite pastime with my son when he was younger. Somehow, it always seemed to be a child's activity in my mind so I put the colors away. With The Time Garden from Korean artist Daria Song, I found I could bring out my colors and enjoying coloring on my own level again.

The Time Garden is a beautiful imaginative retreat in an adult coloring book. I especially like that this book is based on a child using her imagination to travel through the doors of a cuckoo clock. The pictures take you away and tell the story at the same time. What a beautiful reminder that we all have an imagination and can enjoy using it.Unlike most children's coloring books I have used, this book is done on heavier paper, has a dust jacket and will showcase your artistic coloring when completed.

I would recommend this beautiful coloring book for any adult wanting to set aside the cares of the day and relax without a care, like when you were a child. It would also be a good gift with a nice set of coloring pencils for someone going through a difficult time or convalescing through an illness to pass the time and relax. Crayons are a bit thick for some of the fine lines of this book so I would recommend coloring pencils over crayons. It would also be great for an older child with advanced coloring skills who still enjoy coloring but want something more challenging.

 I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.

About the Author
DARIA SONG is an author and artist with a master’s degree in fiber arts from the Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Fine Arts. Winner of the Kyung Hyang Arts Contest, Song has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in Korea, Singapore, Turkey, and Hong Kong. She is a lecturer at the Kaywon School of Arts and her illustrations can be found in Amore Pacific and SK Planet. She spent five years of her childhood in San Francisco before returning to Korea, and the sense of wonder and mystery that comes from living in a far-off place inspired her internationally best-selling adult coloring book, The Time Garden.


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