Who loved colouring in as much as I did when I was younger? I use to be obsessed with staying within the lines and making sure the drawing afterwards looked as neat and as perfect as possible (I've always been too much of a perfectionist with certain things)!
For those of you that have followed me for a long time now, you will already know how much time I spend on art at home-painting, drawing, computer generated art...I love it! However, until very recently I had never even thought of getting out a colouring book again...until one of my dearest friends brought me one as part of my birthday present. She brought me the 'art therapy anti-stress' colouring book (so ironic for where I am in my life right now)!
The book is full of a huge variety of different illustrations to colour in-flowers, animals, skulls, Aztec patterns, architecture...it's a colouring book dream! I have started a few of them and just put the radio on and mellow out whilst concentrating on the shading and colours I am using. It honestly does take your mind off anything and really helps relax you and be within the present moment 100%.
Some of them actually look fab already before you even colour them in!
After you have completed one, you can either keep it within the book or remove it carefully and frame it somewhere in your home, which I think is a really nice idea.
What do you think of colouring in for adults? Would it help you switch off for a while and just relax in the moment? I dare you to give it a go and to not get hooked! ;)