“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere”
– Carl Sagan
Hi everyone. We are the Mayo family. For those of you who are not familiar we are a family owned business and our color book creating journey began as a simple hobby. Like most of you, we began coloring as an act of enjoyment, a therapeutic activity for us to step away from the “real world” and just relax. For us, however, it was not just a personal time away, but a time away we took for our whole family.
It began with our 6 year old daughter who really got into art and coloring. Rather than wanting to watch her normal TV shows she would pick up her crayons, sit herself in a chair, and color away. She would bring us her finished products and the beauty from her imagination would blow our mind. It also intrigued us, her parents, and we were intrigued to join in. From then on our “family time” each night consisted of all of us picking up a palette and coloring together. At the end we would put our unique pages together and create a story. Our family time was changed forever and we looked forward to it each night.
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
That’s when we decided to share that joy with the world and the idea struck to turn our “family time” into a business idea. Our goal was not just to put another coloring book on the market, but rather to create worlds for colorists to relax, get lost in, and release the beauty they can create from within.
We, ourselves, own our own Amazon business and we were lucky enough to partner one of the top adult coloring book creators selling on Amazon. With his guidance we were able to transform our hobby into a business. Each of us took a role and our daughter was at the helm choosing the designs to add to each page.
For some people it is knitting, for others it’s a spa – for us it’s to lose ourselves in the pages of a coloring book. There we can shut out the world and all of its complexities, enjoy nothing but the silence and each other’s company and let our imaginations run free. Each page is an expression of us and we want that to be the same for all of you. Whether for a few minutes or a few hours, we hope our books bring you a sense of adventure, peace, knowledge or whatever it is that you are searching for that day. We can’t wait to see your creations!
“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”
– Walt Disney