Design specialist Lisa offers inspiration with colourful new book
17 January 2018
Lisa Jackson is drawing on her design skills to become the successful author of an adult colouring book aimed at combating stress.
As an assistant building technologist for Bovis Homes, Lisa works closely with architects and surveyors in the creation of new homes.
Lisa's dexterity with pen and ink, combined with her passion for sketching, has now inspired her to launch her first book, 'Inspirational Quotes Adult Colouring Book: creative art therapy for adults'.
Featuring her hand-drawn illustrations of birds and flowers for readers to colour in, it has proved popular with Lisa's colleagues at Bovis Homes and attracted five-star ratings from customers on Amazon.
"Everyone has their own way of relaxing away from work and for me this means doing something creative," explained Lisa.
"Adult colouring books are a fantastic way to switch off because you're concentrating on the drawing in front of you instead of day-to-day life.
"I was attracted to architectural technology because I enjoy designing buildings and layouts, which is something that also lends itself to sketching.
"As I'm always sketching at home, a friend suggested that I produced a colouring book of my own, which sounded like a great idea.
"I'm really happy with the way it has turned out and I'm already thinking about doing the next one!"
Lisa revealed that her first book, which includes inspirational quotes such as 'be the best version of yourself', might be available in another language this year thanks to her family connections.
"My mum lives in Spain and she's having the book translated by a friend, so hopefully it might be written in Spanish this year!" she said.