You probably already knew it before USA Today said Adult coloring books promise stress relief but what you may not know is that, according to The New York Post, adult coloring books are the hottest trend in publishing right now. Why is that? Because we’ve finally realized that it’s okay for adults to color, too.
I bought myself my very own adult coloring book a few weeks ago. I hadn’t even opened it up until recently. I was at Michaels the other day and saw an entire display dedicated to adult coloring. I wound up coming home with some adult color tools, too! Like these Prismacolor Premier Markers and Color Pencils.
Hey! If you’re going to have your own coloring book you might as well have your own coloring utensils, too, right?!
Now don’t get me wrong. Generally I have to be begged to slow down and take a minute to color. And I usually only do it out of guilt for not doing it. Then I sit down and start color and something magical happens…
If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I’m no stranger to paint. Yes, it’s true. I don’t just paint furniture. But I’d be lying if I told you that when I paint like this that it’s stress relieving. It might be for others but not for me. I was taking a class (because truthfully I cannot paint humans without instruction) and I was completely stressed out about getting it just right the entire time.
As an aside, the green girl isn’t the finished project. Those are just her skin’s “undertones” because I am so arty!
These pencils have a soft core so they glide on like butter and make shading easy.
When I first made the confession on Instagram that started the adult coloring conversation some of you wanted to know about my coloring books.
Yes. I said books. Because since I got the first one a few weeks ago I’ve collected a couple more. This one doubles as a coloring and story book.
Whether it’s the rhythmic repetition or coloring or the often taken for granted ability to be focused on just one thing for once, we could all use a little stress relief. Especially this time of year.
I bring out my new markers and pencils and say, Hey guys! Do you want to color? And their faces light up and they come running. There’s only one problem now…Mommy has to learn how to share again!