I recently walked into a physical bookstore for the first time in a while, and was rather surprised to see the front display was dominated by colouring books… for grown-ups. When I got home I visited a few local and overseas online bookstores and discovered that the adult colouring book thing is huge.
Needless to say, I was curious, so I bought one of the books. The blurb on the back of most of the books suggests that they are supposed to help with stress. Personally I just enjoyed doing something different and making use of the large collection of coloured pencils I happen to have. I also decided to challenge myself by attempting to colour in with my left hand. Considering I’m right-handed, I think my first few attempts have gone rather well. (I’m hoping to train my left hand to do a few other things to take the pressure off my right hand – typing, gaming and crocheting all give my right hand a lot of work.)
There are tons of different colouring books available, but I must admit the ones by Angie Grace really caught my eye. You can download a few free samples from her website if you’re interested in trying out colouring in without needing to buy a whole book.
Have you been taken in by the colouring craze? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.