The Secret Garden coloring book was featured in the article I read about the calming benefits of coloring. It's not just child's play any more. Adult coloring books are gaining in popularity and are actually quiet trendy right now (as the title of the online version of the story indicates.)
Lisa chose this beautiful peacock picture to color along with a fabulous color palette. As soon as she put pen to paper she said to me "This is so relaxing."
Here are a few more adult coloring books that another article I found recommends.
- "Art Nouveau Postcard Colouring Book"
- "Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book"
- "Hemingwasted Coloring Book: A Loving Look at Literary Lushes"
- "Mexican Patterns to Color"
The great thing about coloring books is you don't have to be a "real artist" to create a beautiful piece of art. And the calming benefits can't be understated.
So put your phone and other distractions aside and grab a coloring book and your favorite pens, crayons or colored pencils and you'll be transported away from your day-to-day responsibilities and stresses. It's pretty great!
When was the last time you colored?