There have been a lot of articles and posts lately about the adult coloring book trend, including this interesting and in-depth article from The New Yorker about the reasons why this has become a trend and this online article from Vogue that asks the question, “Are Adult Coloring Books Really a Thing?” (They are.) There are even buying guides now for adult coloring books, like this one for “21 Adult Coloring Books That’ll Make All Your Work Stress Melt Away.”
My friend and colleague Stephanie got a couple of coloring books a few months ago — including the gorgeous Lost Ocean coloring book — and I got a couple of coloring books for Christmas, as well, including the Women: Heart and Whimsy coloring book from local press Blue Skirt Productions.
During a recent girls’ day, Stephanie and I even took a coloring break!
And I’ve been coloring sometimes after work and on the weekends to de-stress and de-compress. I have found it a quite soothing experience, and I like to have music on in the background while I color. So I am definitely on Team Coloring Books for Adults!
Here are a few photos of my recent coloring book adventures. Below is “Lady Camouflage” from the Women: Heart and Whimsy coloring book.
I don’t have any fancy coloring pencils that I use to color; in fact, I still have — and am using — my Crayola crayons and coloring pencils (with portable case!) from when I was young. 😀
Do you have any adult coloring books, or are you interested in getting one? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts!