2015 has been the year adult coloring has moved into the limelight! Whether you color for fun or for the benefits it brings by enabling you to relax and unwind it will not have gone unnoticed that your hobby has really hit the big time in 2015.
Coloring hits the shops
The shops are filled with coloring books for grown ups – from books that focus on patterns, to books that concentrate on intricate floral artwork, animal themed books, mandala based designs and even coloring based on TV and movie franchises, the stores are awash with coloring pages!
As I write this, six of the top 20 best selling books on Amazon are coloring books for adults.
The publishing industry has woken to the realisation that adults like to color!
For variety the designs delivered weekly by thecoloringbook.club can’t be beaten!
Books are lovely, and there are some great examples available to buy, but for variety, the designs delivered weekly by thecoloringbook.club can’t be beaten. Most books available concentrate on one particular theme but it is nice to have variety in life! Whether you like animals, flora and fauna, patterns or mandalas there are always new designs every week.
Coloring makes news
The benefits of coloring have made news this year. As a tool to destress and relax, coloring has rarely been out of the online newspapers, blogs and even news channels. Coloring for grown ups is often linked with the other therapy de jour – mindfulness further promoting coloring as a tool for maintaining a healthy mental well being.
There is no arguing that coloring is a fun, cheap and enjoyable past-time!
Not every article is convinced about the benefits of coloring though. Some see it as too much of a childish regression for adults to partake in, describing it as further evidence of the “Peter Pan” syndrome
Either way there is no arguing that coloring is a fun, cheap and enjoyable past-time!
Coloring gets social
Forget about coloring being an activity you have to do on your own, there are now social meetups for people that like to sit, have a natter, enjoy a cup of coffee and color!
And if getting out and about is difficult then there is always the internet! There are tumblr pages devoted to coloring, twitter hashtags and of course the facebook group at thecoloringbook.club where you can share your finished pages, chat with other members and slurp on your tea or coffee to your hearts content!
You’ve been labelled
Finally, you know you are part of a popular movement when you get a name. For a long time in comic book circles the task of coloring artwork was the job of the colorist. It was largely an industry term in the field of art and design but is now being used to describe anyone who enjoys to sit down and enjoy a spot of coloring.
So from now on if anyone asks your hobby, you can proclaim yourself a colorist!
Over to you!
Has there been a moment this year when you felt the whole world was coloring? Let us know below.