Adult coloring books seem to be the rage these days. They're on TV shopping networks, commercials, and just last month, when I received my monthly catalog promotions in my junk mail, I was surprised to find them advertised among the offerings of household items and gifts. Needless to say, it got my attention. For about 20 bucks with shipping and handling, these coloring books came equipped with dozens of images and shapes, and an array of colors that would rival a rainbow. Everything needed to indulge one's artistic desires.
Shortly thereafter, when my mom mentioned getting one, I was concerned that she might be in some regressive state.
Despite all the buzz, I didn't buy it. Because I wasn't sold.
To me, it seemed a little silly in nature.
Turns out, I could be wrong.
Studies show that adult coloring books can be therapeutic, reduce stress, and encourage creativity.
But upon reflection, I guess it's possible.
There are many non-related writing activities that enhance my creative process, are simplistic in nature, and reduce stress. Like listening to music, watching movies and cooking.
One writer even shares: "Coloring offers relief and mindfulness without the paralysis that a blank page can cause."
Hype or help?
What do you think? Anyone out there a fan of adult coloring books?
If not, would you consider buying one in the near future?