Good stress relief. I bought this book and some markers to provide an"artsy" type project I could do in a small space or at work. This fit the bill. Just sitting there with marker in hand concentrating on filing in the small spaces and sticking to the pattern lets you forgot everything else for a while. My only issue with the books is I wish they were spiral bound and maybe had a solid back to make it easier to hold in your lap. The paper is thick but the markers I had still bled through so I removed the title page and stuck it underneath the page I was coloring at the time.