Book Vs. Art : Books And Art Essay

760 Words May 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Today I’d like to talk to you about something that’s near and dear to my heart: books and art. Now, some would say all books are art, and that’s true, but this particular book is both book and art in a bigger way. It’s artier than a regular book, because you get to color in it. Wonderland by Amily Shen is a darling “adult” coloring book that I get the privilege of reviewing for you today. There are a lot of coloring books out there now that aren’t aimed at the Kindergarten crowd, so hopefully this will help you decide if this is a book you’d like to pick up.
Now, I have a particularly hard time writing in “regular” books, because I’ve always treated them like treasures, and you don’t scribble in, highlight, or notate your treasures. Even in college, I would use a billion sticky notes over highlighting in my textbooks. When I highlight my Bible (I’ve done is a few times, I confess), it grates my nerves and I have to force myself to uncap my highlighter, put it to the page, and drag it across. It hurts my heart.
So, coloring books like this, that are meant to be covered in ink, pencil, and marker, well, they are incredibly special to me. Amily Shen basically created something beautiful and then said, “Here, it’s OK. It’ll be even prettier when you’re done.” This particular book is Alice in Wonderland themed, and it’s not the Alice you’ve seen in the Disney movie. It’s also not the Alice that lives in Tim Burton’s creepy world. This Alice is sweet, puffy-dressed, and…

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