This just in. Coloring books are back. For adults. Yes, you heard me, they are back. Forget the children’s coloring books like the one I just sent my grandson [it has the minions on it]. Toss out those Crayolas. Get yourself an adult coloring book and some colored pencils!
The color books of today that are geared towards adults are plentiful. A quick peek on Amazon Books, in the Craft, Hobbies & Home section brought up 4 adult coloring books under the top ten best sellers right now. There are all kinds of designs. While looking around on the internet, I found adult coloring books on a variety of topics, including: flowers, owls, paisley designs, sea scapes, wild animals, cities, dinosaurs, the 90s, and tattoos!
Adult coloring doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby, either. Most adult coloring books start around five bucks. Many libraries and bookstores offer meetups where you can get together with other people and color. If you don’t have your own book, you can print out pages at home and bring them with you. In fact, coloring get togethers seem to have replaced the modern tea party, card game or bingo. Forget the monthly book club, how about monthly adult coloring club!
More and more adults are using coloring as a way to de-stress and relax. This surprising trend goes along with mindfulness and is great therapy for reducing the stress and anxiety of life. It certainly is popular.
As a child, I was never much good at coloring within the lines. But, I think I’m going to give it another try.
Do you or someone you know have an adult coloring book? I’d like to hear about it! I’ll talk to you soon.
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