Monday, July 6, 2015

Adult Coloring is Becoming More Of a Trend, And Getting More Adult!

 
The coloring table at our indie bookstore!
It's nothing new. Creative therapy has been used to de-stress and decompress in an official capacity since the 1940s. Intensive art therapy is being given to combat survivors to help with post traumatic stress disorder.

What if you don't want to commit to molding clay or watering down paints? You can pick up some colored pencils!

While coloring books like, The Secret Garden and The Enchanted Forrest are fun for both children and adults, I suggest flipping through others just to be sure they're age appropriate. 



This seemingly innocent coloring book is filled with Hindu mythology. You'd enjoy the Goddesses, Mandalas, and Sacred Geometry.



When it comes to your little one, this kind of coloring will probably not relieve stress. 

The Enchanted Forrest and Secret Garden are both safe bets. You can create your own scenes and find hidden artifacts. For those of you who want a more adult option, there are plenty to choose from!

Has anyone else joined in the color craze?








4 comments:

  1. I have 'the secret garden'! The images are pretty awesome. I find it relaxing and fun. A good, clean and easy creative outlet.

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  2. You know, I really didn't get this craze until I was at a friend's house recently, and sa one she was coloring - and it DID look really cool. Relaxing and meditative. So now I'm convinced!

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    1. You should try it. It's as complicated or as simple as you want it to be!

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