Art Therapy Adult Coloring Kit

Healing Patterns Adult Coloring Art Therapy Kit for Christians“Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” has become the focal point for a new art therapy kit. The scripture-centered coloring book, which has been available since May 2015, has now been released as part of a ready-to-give gift set. These gift sets are currently sold in ETSY’s Zisubu Artique craft store. 

While using a book like “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” is relaxing and therapeutic no matter what your state of health, adult coloring books are especially beneficial for those facing illness or battling through a difficult recovery period. Often people are unsure of what gifts would be appropriate for someone who is ill, facing surgery, in a rehabilitation facility, or confined to a sick bed. An adult coloring book is a great way to combine entertainment with health benefits. It doesn’t require a great deal of concentration to color an illustration, so even those too medicated to enjoy much reading may still be able to engage in coloring. And an illustration can be colored in tiny increments, so a patient can do as much or as little coloring as they have energy for. An earlier blog post entitled “The Effect of Art of Healing” details some of the physical health benefits of an activity like coloring.

The HEALING PATTERNS art therapy kit was created to take the work out of getting started with therapeutic coloring. The kit brings together everything you (or the person you gift it to) will need to start coloring. Inside each gift set (packaged in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag) you will find:

  • One SIGNED copy of “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” – I have made signed copies (with a short hand-written message) available for these art therapy kits so the kits offer something different from what is available directly from the book stores (e.g. Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Lulu, Ingram, The Book Depository) in USA and Europe.
  • One ready-to-color greeting card and envelope – the front of the greeting card displays a design that brings together elements of one of the illustrations in the book and a scripture (Mark 10:27). The card can be colored and framed as an artwork, or used a greeting card (with or without coloring it). The card is blank inside to encourage the user to express their own thoughts, write poetry, or simply jot a note for someone else. Part of the joy of being creative lies in sharing your creative efforts with others. This greeting card is a simple opportunity for the user to benefit from a coloring exercise, while also making something useful to share with someone else.
  • One Healing Patterns postcard (4″ x 6″) – the colorful card is printed with a variation of the image from the back of the coloring book. The reverse side of the postcard has space for a message, an address, and a stamp. The postcard can be mailed using a standard postal stamp.
  • A set of pre-sharpened colored pencils (12 pencils)
  • A pencil sharpener (because pencils won’t stay sharp on their own) – anticipating that this kit may be given as a gift to people who are not necessarily in their own home where they have access to everything they need, we included a small pencil sharpener in the kit. That way, there is no need to give up your coloring time just because a pencil tip broke or wore down.

If you don’t want to try coloring for yourself and you don’t know anyone you could gift an art therapy kit to, consider donating one or two kits to your local clinic/hospital or assisted living facility. Many churches also have hospital visitation programs – drop some art therapy kits at your local church and ask them to distribute the kits to people during their hospital or home care visits. Zisubu Artique ships these art therapy kits worldwide.




Imagine six trumpets. Imagine them played skillfully so the music weaves together into the kind of intricate piece that takes you on a journey. “Moving in Miracles” is this soulful journey: a musical transition from light, minimalist influences to rich, baroque phrases. “Moving in Miracles” was composed by Eddie Lewis as a complement to one of the ready-to-color illustrations in “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults“.


Healing Patterns” brings together a collection of my hand-drawn illustrations and some of my favorite faith-building scriptures. The reading of the scriptures and the creation of simple art function side-by-side to help the user relax, soak up God’s Word, and enjoy the numerous benefits of art therapy.


As you watch the music video for “Moving in Miracles” (included below), you will see the illustration that inspired “Moving in Miracles” fill with color. This video gives you the opportunity to momentarily experience the effects of art and music: enjoy beautiful, inspiring music while you witness empty space fill with vibrant colors. When you have watched the video, please take a moment to leave a comment and let us know how this video affected you.

The sheet music for “Moving in Miracles” is available as a download from the Tiger Music Store.




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Thinking bigger than what you need for yourself?Healing Patterns” is a spiritually uplifting coloring book suitable for adults and older children. The book combines scripture with therapeutic, abstract coloring pages. “Healing Patterns” makes a useful and inexpensive gift for people who are recovering from illness, or those who are interested in managing their stress levels in a creative way. If you don’t know anyone personally who could benefit from such a gift, consider donating a few copies to where there is a need such as a hospital, retirement home, rehabilitation center, or your local church. Lulu has a special discount for those with a generous spirit who want to gift copies of books to others. On offer is the “Buy THREE, get ONE free” discount. Put four copies of the book in your basket, enter coupon code TRGE15 at checkout, and only pay for three copies.

Not sure if  “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book or Adults” is right for you or your loved ones? Read more about this book here, or browse the entire HEALING PATTERNS section of this website.


Eddie Lewis Composes Healing Patterns Promo Music

Fountains. Waterfalls. Gurgling streams. Barefoot walks on dew-wet grass. Crickets chirping at dusk. The sun setting behind distant mountains. These images and more spring to mind as I listen to the music for the “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” promotional video. The soothing background music you will hear in this video is a commissioned piece by composer, Eddie Lewis. Written in a borderline minimalist composition style, the piece features flute, recorder, marimba and clarinet. The music was created to match the organic style of the artwork included in the video, while also encouraging relaxation and a sense of well-being.

Eddie Lewis is an accomplished composer, having written over three hundred original works for various trumpet, brass, and jazz ensemble instrumentations. His compositions are performed world wide. Various of his pieces have been recorded by the Tom Borling BeBop Band, Texas Brass, and the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra.  A selection of Eddie’s brass compositions are available from the Tiger Music Store.  Eddie is also an accomplished arranger for a variety of different music styles. His arrangements are performed by bands, orchestras, and individual musicians such as  Jazz Forever, David Caceres, Maria Williams, Quail Valley Church Praise Band, Wynn Hudson, Norma Williams, Mark Towns, Carlos Puig, Fellowship of the Woodlands, and Marsha Sterling.


Healing Patterns at UK’s Book Depository

Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for AdultsHigh shipping prices are no longer an obstacle for physical book customers. The newly released “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” is now available with FREE WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING from the UK-based Book Depository. The good news is that you don’t have to be a school, church, hospital or large bookstore to enjoy this offer: this significant saving is not only applied to bulk or wholesale purchases. You qualify for free shipping even if you only buy a single copy. The free shipping option is available for more than a hundred countries including the popular shipping destinations of South Africa, Australia, UK, USA, Israel, Ireland, New Zealand, and Germany. Book Depository is the fastest growing bookseller in Europe, and currently offers approximately twelve million physical book titles.

If you are looking to send “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” to a friend or family member who lives abroad, consider taking advantage of the Book Depository’s free shipping offer. Alternatively, you can purchase the book from,, or Barnes and Noble.


Healing Patterns at Barnes & Noble

Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for AdultsThe newly released “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” can now be purchased in paperback format from Barnes and Noble. “Healing Patterns” is a 64-page therapeutic coloring book that couples organic ready-to-color designs with faith-infusing scriptures.

In addition to being in the Barnes and Noble bookstore, “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” is also available from the following online bookstores: and

I have created a question and answer section to help you gain a better understanding of what a therapeutic coloring book is, and how “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” can benefit you or someone you care about. A FREE excerpt from the book has also been made available to you. You can download the free excerpt here.


Healing Patterns on Amazon

Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for AdultsThe newly released “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” is now available through, making it easy to purchase and ship this book to a friend or family member almost anywhere in the world.

Coloring is a relaxing, therapeutic activity that helps to still the mind, lower stress levels, and reduce anxiety. But engaging in a creative activity does more than relax you. Research shows that expressing creativity actually has a pronounced positive effect on the human body’s ability to heal. “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” takes art therapy a step further. Not only does it make the benefits of art therapy accessible to anyone who can hold a colored pencil, but it also presents to the user power packets of God’s healing Word. Each of the ready-to-color artworks in the book is coupled with a powerful, faith-building scripture that will inspire, encourage, and transform.

Learn more about this book and how it can benefit you or a loved one here.



New Book Launched

My new book, “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” is now available for purchase online. Paperbacks and the print-at-home download version are for sale at Lulu. You can also expect to find the soft-cover editions at and Barnes & Noble within the next couple months. Yes, I know what you are thinking: CONTRADICTION. How can “coloring” and “adult” appear in the same sub-title? Surely this is a mistake? Well done for being so observant, but you didn’t pick up on an error. This is indeed a therapeutic coloring book for grown-ups. Children don’t get to have all the fun.

The primary focus of the book is to serve as a stress-reducing tool for those who are ill or battling through long periods of rehabilitation. Lowering stress and anxiety levels is particularly important for the ill, as elevated levels of anxiety and stress can slow the healing process. Since none of us are immune to the damaging effects of stress, this book is not exclusively for those whose health has been compromised. “Healing Patterns: A Coloring Book for Adults” can be incorporated into any person’s stress management program. Of course, you could just decide to color for fun without making it a health science project in your life. You may not remember this, but once upon a time coloring was fun for you. I dare you to rediscover the joy of coloring. Need convincing that coloring is an acceptable and healthy activity for normal, intelligent adults? Read more about it in the Healing Patterns section of this website.