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 to you – whatever makes you happy. That is the wonderful thing about coloring.

What Will You Use?

One of the coolest thing is that you are not limited to a box of waxy crayons to color their landscapes and Greek goddesses. Select a box of colored pencils for a more mature coloring experience. There are plenty of other options, too. Opt for pens in a kaleidoscope of colors; decide that chalk or oil pastels are what your artwork needs. The only limit of your mediums is your mind. You can choose to mix-and-match your coloring choices for different textures and color depths.

Picture Pages

You are not limited to coloring books for your pleasure, either. Try some posters that come with markers for your coloring fun. Superheroes, princesses, kittens – the list is almost endless. Just pick a picture that makes you smile. Or get coloring pages and print them to size for an art journal!

Relax Like an Adult

The key to coloring fun is to have fun. Relax. Stretch out on your bean bag or a rug in front of the fireplace. Pour your favorite beverage into a cp or a glass. Put on some music that puts you in the mood to color. Block out the rest of the world, the ringing phone, the pressing matters at work.

This is your time. Make light strokes or press down on the crayons for heavy, thick color. Remember- this is your time. This is your art. This is your relaxation. Have it your way.

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