3 Reasons to Color in Your Journal
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In the last few years, adult coloring has made a surge to help combat stress. And there are 3 reasons to color in your journal not just because it’s fun and reminds you of perhaps easier times in life but it gives you a mental break! Reason #1: Coloring Calms You Have you heard of amygdala? If not, you’ve certainly heard of a fight or flight response. This is what happens when you’re overwhelmed, overworked, and anxious. It gets worked up and leaves you feeling panicked. Coloring helps calm the amygdala, which can help you focus on a more positive life experience. Reason #2: Coloring Encourages Mindfulness It takes a great deal of time and effort to color a page. It takes precision and careful…

5 Coloring Books for Adults

I wanted to share 5 Coloring Books for Adults with you since it’s become so popular over the last several years. Teens and adults enjoy using their creativity to choose the colors and bring the scenes to life. Users enjoy using different types of art supplies, like colored pencils or markers. Coloring helps to relieve stress and anxiety by drawing the mind’s focus away from repetitive, intrusive thoughts. For dedicated hobbyists, the benefits of coloring are similar to those of meditation. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford This is one of the first adult coloring books to become part of the phenomenon. Basford’s botanical designs are intricate and provide hours of coloring enjoyment. The book has been printed on thicker stock so that it can be…

Where to Get Your Coloring Pages

Whether you want to use get your coloring pages to print as stand alone or to get them for your art journal, you can find them all over the interwebs. Crayola Takes on Higher Learning There is science behind coloring for adults, and even the famous Crayola brand is excited about the social trend. Last summer, the crayon brand introduced special markers, colored pencils and their own label of Coloring Escapes for grown-ups.Department stores like Kohl’s and Target both sell the coloring pages in sets. For example, you receive a boxed kit that contains 25 sheets of detailed line art on heavy-weight paper stock with 40 fine line markers in a gorgeous vibrant palette. The kit features an array of nature, patterns, mandalas and geometric…

What to Use for Coloring

I used to spend hours upon hours coloring when I was a kid and as life would have it, got away from it for a little while. There are some amazing benefits even for us adults, And you can choose from a children’s coloring book or even find some amazing adult coloring books. Get yourself a box a crayons and color away. Page Choices There are so many page choices out there that you don’t even have to settle from geometric patterns, beautiful pictures and intricate designs. Choose a wonderful geometric design and color each repeating block a different color. Decide to create repeating color schemes (squares are blue, circles are orange) or do a picture in all pastel colors. The choice is completely up…