I’ve seen the adult coloring book craze all over the place: on the internet, in my Facebook feed, on Periscope, and in bookstores. It’s touted as a theraputic outlet for adults – color black and white pictures with fancy colored pencils. Even though my undergrad degree is in fine art and I know how calming it is to use a great set of colored pencils (leave the Crayolas for the kids), I was skeptical and have yet to get one of these adult coloring books.
That’s until I received a review copy of a Christmas-themed version: Christmas To Color. The cover was inviting and finally I had one of these coloring books in my hands. I flipped through the book to find pages and pages of beautiful scenes to color. I get to make the decision on what colors to add to make the picture come to life.
I pulled out a box of colored pencils and got to work. Admitedly I’m a doodler at heart (this is how I think) and as an artist I love the idea that these books are bringing adults closer to their inner creativity. Everyone has creativity within. While not all are true artists in the way society thinks, YOU can create.
Take a look at one of these books and give it a try. Color while you’re watching TV, or before you go to bed and see if you to feel that “all is calm.”
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