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Johanna Basford Lost Ocean

October 31, 201513 min
Since its release in spring 2013, Secret Garden has sold approximately 8 million copies worldwide and has been published in 40 foreign editions. Her follow-up, Enchanted Forest, is following a similar path with approximately 2.5 million copies sold worldwide and 33 foreign editions since it came out in February. With LOST OCEAN, Basford’s first foray into the underwater realm, she invites coloring enthusiasts of all ages to discover an enchanting world hidden in the depths of the sea. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to color and embellish, readers meet shoals of exotic fish, curious octopi, and delicately penned seahorses. Basford’s unique and beautiful books are spurring on an adult coloring movement that shows no signs of flagging. Basford’s intricate drawings invite you to lose yourself in a whirlpool of ink, to let your creativity flow and pleasantly de-stress. She received inspiration for her newest setting from her parents, both marine biologists, and plenty of chil

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