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The Daily Grace

Day 19: Secret Gardens

Dec 29, 2014 | 30 Days of Joy | 5 comments

Heartbreak, I tell you.

That’s what happened when I got my hands clutched tightly around Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book during a rather competitive Christmas White Elephant gift swap at the Party Barn. Judy brought it, and then I got it, and then someone STOLE IT, reminding me of the life lesson:

Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.



And so I rejoiced to see not one, but two copies of the book, along with a gigantic pack of colored pens, under our sparkling tree Christmas morning.




pensHow fun it has been to share the joy of a grown-up coloring book with my grown-up daughter.

eliza-cropcoloringowl(She’s a much better colorer than I, I’ll tell you that.)

There will be hours and hours and hours of joy. Thank you, Judy. Thank you, Johanna. Thank you, Santa!



30 Days of Joy


  1. Eddie Enfinger


  2. Jean McElroy

    I have got to find one of those!!

  3. Sharon

    This makes me smile! 🙂

  4. Joretta

    I LOVE Zentangles! Do you know where these books are available?

  5. Cheryl

    I have one and love it! I just don’t love that I can’t spend hours getting lost in the wonder of it …

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