Got a wild hare (or hair? as my Pop would say) and as suggested by my sister, created an 'Adult' Coloring Book ('adult'= requires the dexterity of an older kid or adult, the only thing naked in it are fish, whales, dolphins, seals, reptiles, etc.). Anyhow, took quite a bit of work to take various marine life scenes from my kids books, and turn them into black and white color-able images. 104 images later (and many false starts) lead to a 220 page book, 8.5" x 11" with a scene index. Why 220 pages? because the coloring pages are really single sided, the back page blank except for a header about being blank on purpose, and a footer page number, plus pages of index, plus author notes, and a how-to note. Title data for said book:
Of Oceans and Rivers, Fishes and Whales
A Coloring Book of Marine Life for Grown-ups and other Children
target price is far less then similar offerings,
should be up for sale sometime before 12 Feb 2016.
Each image (scene) can be colored in using pencils, cut out, and framed if that is what you want. You could also cut out the page, use markers or paints (ala paint by numbers, minus numbers) then frame or do whatever.
At a min, as you color in the images, you will definitely take a mental vacation while learning about nature.
Still working the myriad of other projects also...
calm waters and tight lines,