"Some truly fine illustrations in this new adult coloring book."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted June 14, 2017
TEMPTATIONS IN A TEAPOT by Laura Givens is a lovely
addition to the adult coloring book category, albeit a
little on the
more expensive side although I feel certain it will be
discounted prices on some online websites. Since I am reviewing
this book from a digital version I cannot attest to the
quality of the
paper, so prior to purchasing this book I would certainly
see and feel the physical paper version.
The subject of TEMPTATIONS IN A TEAPOT is obviously
teapots. Each illustration has at its core a teapot and in
majority of these pages these teapots have beautiful detailing
which makes them a delight for coloring by pencil. These
are perfect for those sharp pointed pencils.
The backgrounds for these teapots vary quite a bit. Some a bit
more modern, others Asian, there is even an homage to Norman
Rockwell although I'm unsure if that was intentional. What
my eye were several featuring Gibson Girls in all their
luscious hair. Those would definitely be the first pages I
And then there is one little surprise illustration that
reference Laura Givens love of literary works.
All and all TEMPTATIONS IN A TEAPOT by Laura Givens is a
welcome newcomer to the world of adult coloring books. The
outlines are crisp and welcoming for all skill levels. Many
pages are definitely frame worthy upon completion. So you
definitely check out this coloring book and if the paper
sturdy as the well-conceived illustrations it might well be
You are cordially invited to the most charming tea party in
the land. Be sure to steep a cup of your favorite tea, and
tuck yourself into a comfy chair. Lay out your most vibrant
colored pencils and pens because it’s time to indulge.
Featuring 50 tea-rrific designs, TEMPTATIONS IN A TEAPOT
offers a delightful interlude to satisfy your creativi-tea:
A Victorian tea for four; an elegant lady in waiting; a
musical tea with just the right notes; a tea party with
kitty; and a royal tea topped with a crown. You’ll discover
these and more in this tempting teapot of images brewed just
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