Colouring Isn’t Just For Kids

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I would like to take this time to confess something. I’m a closet colour-er and I finally need to acknowledge that.

Recently, I found out I’m not alone. After reading an article explaining how relaxing this activity can be for adults, I started to take my colouring habit in public, with and without my kid.

I often start the activity of colouring with my son, but find myself continuing on well after he’s left the room in search of something new to occupy his attention for the next 5 minutes. I enjoy getting lost in the pages. When the crayons meet the paper it’s almost melodic and soothing. I get secretly transported back to Sunday mornings in front of the TV colouring for hours as a child.

Last week, I attended an event and discovered something even more exciting – adult-specific colouring books designed just “for me” in mind. So, I thought I’d share this in the hopes of letting other mothers (or stressed out dads) know it’s ok to colour. In fact, encouraged. Grab those crayons, for your sanity I beg ya.

Here are a few colouring books to get you started. Don’t forget to stay (or don’t) in the lines.

Outside The Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book For Giant Imaginations by Souris Hong-porretta, Chapters/Indigo

Outside The Lines: An Artists’ Coloring Book For Giant Imaginations by Souris Hong-porretta, Chapters/Indigo

 Coloring for Grown-Ups by Ryan Hunter, Amazon.ca


Coloring for Grown-Ups by Ryan Hunter, Amazon.ca

 Color Me Swoon: The Beefcake Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as well as Beginners by Mel Elliott, Amazon.ca


Color Me Swoon: The Beefcake Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as well as Beginners by Mel Elliott, Amazon.ca

Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book Of Amazing Places Real And Imagined Illustrator Steve Mcdonald, Chapters/Indigo

Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book Of Amazing Places Real And Imagined Illustrator Steve Mcdonald, Chapters/Indigo

Thrill Murray: Bill Murray Coloring Book Perfect Paperback – Aug 1 2012 by Belly Kids, Amazon.ca

Thrill Murray: Bill Murray Coloring Book by Belly Kids, Amazon.ca

 

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