Reviews and Interviews

The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on Between Sisters, SVP

Review

The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book who had gotten my attention back in 2016 when the author Theresa Corbin first self-Published is wonderful mA with all bias set aside. The version below is the second edition masha’Allah.

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The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on Goodreads

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The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on The Muslimah Mommy

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How did you first get into illustration? Do you have any formal training?
When I was in college, I tried on many majors before I fell in love with literature and settled in the English department. I was a bit like a cat. But instead of having 9 lives, I was going through areas of study as if I had all the time in the world. One of those many areas of study was graphic design. […]

For The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book, I tapped into that same creativity and knowledge base. I searched the web for the best images of masajid, tessellation, and other Islamic themed images. These images had to be complicated enough to challenge the adult, but also be sleek enough to be turned into line drawings. […]

I self-published the first edition of the coloring book in early 2016. By late summer of 2016, I was approached by Papatia Feauxzar, Founder & President of Djarabi Kitabs Publishing. She wanted to know if I would be interested in re-publishing The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book with Djarabi Kitabs. I jumped at the chance to be a part of her amazing publishing house.

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The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on Ilma Education

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Today I have a special interview with Theresa Corbin, author and illustrator of a new colouring book for adults, also appropriate for teenagers. This book is called ‘The Islamic Adult Coloring Book’. 

Parents, if you have a creative child then read how sister Theresa goes through the creative process of creating a colouring book. For everyone else, you must read this interview to the end, not only is it very interesting but there is a special gift for you and an announcement at the end.

[…] Do you have any advice for children who like to draw?

Absolutely! If you are a kid who loves drawing or any kind of creative activity, I am so excited for your future. You have so much ahead of you and so many opportunities available to you. Never stop practicing, learning, and exploring new ways to use the artistic talent and creativity Allah (SWT) gave you to make a way for yourself and make a better world. The doors are wide open! 

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The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on Fabulously Liberated

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[…] Adulting is really hard as you adults know, especially with the Muslims in parts of the world where they constantly have to defend their religion every day. However, when you pick up your colouring pens and a book like this, the sky doesn’t have to be blue or grey. 

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The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on Sarah’s Homeschool

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The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book on The Diary Of A Revert Muslimah

Interview 

What is the first book that made you cry?
A: I cannot remember. I have read so many books that have made me cry and I must be honest I am not a crier. I know some people cry a lot at stuff like commercials or movies, but I just can’t. Reading something moving is so much deeper and more meaningful to me. One book that stands out to me now is John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. I love YA fiction. And that book had me crying and laughing all on the same page. I also have cried a lot at biographical accounts of the Prophet (PBHU) and his companions (may God be pleased with them). Their lives were so rough. And they were so down for the cause. It is inspiring. It’s also relatable these days with all the anti-Muslim rhetoric thrown around like it’s nothing and Muslims are nobody.

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Does writing energize or exhaust you?
A: Both. It is exhausting getting all those tangled emotions (even research comes with emotion) beaten into communicable shape. I once had a professor who said language is the wild animal you need to train to produce good writing. And he was so right. But once you have done that, you feel amazing as if some burden you were holding has now been put down.

What are common traps for aspiring writers?
A: A huge trap for aspiring writers is thinking that they know everything and are at the top of their game but just undiscovered. Being a writer is one part talent and 100 parts skill. If you know you have the talent, then you have to work HARD to develop the skill and that takes time, patience, practice, and a lot of learning. If you refuse to learn and grow and take criticism, you have already failed.

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