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Everything Dies! A Coloring Book About Life! is a playful, poignant celebration and exploration of life and death.
My name is Bri Barton and I made this coloring book. It’s my first one. I’m really excited. This coloring book is a part of my personal healing process and is a reflection of my own experiences. In my 25th year, six loved ones and teachers died within an eight month period. I made this book as a way to meditate on and better understand death. What surprised me was this: every time I began to explore a part of dying, I inevitably was brought face-to-face with the immense wonder it is to be alive.
Everything Dies! is an 80 page coloring book that depicts, among other things, funeral rites from around the world, soil biology and decomposition, mourning loved ones, the murders of human rights leaders, and modern embalming.
We often walk around pretending death doesn’t exist, but I think it’s healthy to face it every once in awhile. Life becomes so much more rich when we know we don’t get to live forever.
This is an important conversation to have. I hope this coloring book can be a part of your conversation.
Also, I made a coloring book because I love the idea of a piece of art being unfinished until someone else adds something to it. I’ve only started these drawings; they are yours to complete!
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