Social distancing is still in full swing, so there's really no better time to cozy up with a coloring book and some freshly-sharpened colored pencils and go to town.
And this local artist has taken all of our beloved Queen City landmarks and icons and turned them into botanically infused drawings that you can bring to life.
Sadie Kern, a Cincinnati native who attended the University of Cincinnati's DAAP and studied fine arts, typically uses her passion for illustration to create works promoting self-love and women's empowerment. She also enjoys drawing floral designs, which is where the inspiration behind her recent project, Cincinnati Botanical Coloring Book, was born.
"It started out with just a couple of landmarks in Cincinnati and then I thought to myself 'I should totally make a coloring book,' so I did. I created the book in February," Kern said in an email interview.
According to Kern, her favorite illustration in the book is Over-the-Rhine's Woodward Theater.
"I liked adding all of the intricate detail surrounding a building I am so familiar with," she said.
Other familiar landmarks featured in the book include the Duke Energy Convention Center's Cincinnati sign, Frisch's Big Boy, a Skyline Chili sign and The Banks' Sing the Queen City sign.
The book is available for purchase online through Amazon for $10. Kern also takes custom requests and features a selection of prints available for purchase on her website.