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10 Amazing Ways to Give New Life to Your Adult Coloring Book Pages

The secret's out: adult coloring books are all the rage. If you've ever wanted to color outside the lines, so to speak, and go beyond the book with this favorite downtime pasttime, then this post is for you! Today, I'm sharing 10 creative ways to use your coloring book pages!<p>Using your coloring …

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Coloring For Fun

Get Better Results With These Colored Pencil Techniques<p>Colored pencils have become a very popular with adults who love to color. Beginning colorists …

Why Adults Are Buying Coloring Books (for Themselves)

In 2011, the British publishing house Laurence King asked Johanna Basford, a Scottish artist and commercial illustrator specializing in hand-drawn black-and-white patterns for wine labels and perfume vials, to draw a children’s coloring book. Basford suggested instead that she draw one for adults. …

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How Doodling Can Help You Get Ahead at Work

Ah, the blank whiteboard: The ultimate canvas for unfiltered creativity, where ideas pour out of your brain just as fast as you can move a marker. …

Why You Should Doodle More

Doodling, long frowned upon as a symptom of boredom or inattention, may be a more productive use of your time than previously contended. Recent scientific research indicates that seemingly absent-minded tracings can help the brain process and retain information and solve problems.<p>According to the</i> …

5 Big Benefits Of Being A Doodler

While coloring books for adults are something of a trend, there's another artistic outlet that requires even less effort than colored pencils and markers. It may have more benefits, to boot.<p>Doodling -- the spontaneous act of drawing, typically in the margins of whatever one is <i>really</i> supposed to be …

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Adult Coloring Books Help With Stress: Adults Are Attending Coloring Parties

According to <i>NBC</i>, adult coloring books help adults deal with stress. The newest and best relaxation method and stress-reducer that is growing in …

Coloring Books for Existential Angst

Hundreds of thousands of stressed-out people across France have recently taken to an unlikely means of relaxation.<p>“It relaxes me,” a blogger named Virginie told <i>Le Parisien</i> last May. “I don’t think of anything and, before long, my mind is clear.”<p>“My breathing becomes calmer,” another woman explained …

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Coloring books for adults: we asked therapists for their opinions

Debra Dettone, a 52-year-old preschool teacher who lives in Harrison, Ohio, was having some anxiety over her job recently. Her doctor was concerned about her blood pressure. This week, she went back and got some good news: an improved reading of 120/84.<p>Colouring books for adults top Amazon …

Grab Your Markers, It's The Coolest Adult Coloring Book Yet

Steve McDonald’s Fantastic Cities: A Colouring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined features stunningly detailed cityscapes that will take you on …

Are Grown-Up Coloring Books the Future of Publishing?

I was never capable of the precision required by childhood’s frequent forays into organized arts and crafts. My personal style was much too messy, so …

This Coloring Book Could Replace Your Weekly Yoga Classes

We’re all over adult coloring books — we simply adore Johanna Basford’s <i>Secret Garden</i>, and the gals behind <i>Escape Artists</i> make us want to break out the colored pencils on the reg. Now there’s a new one that gets right to the point. The aptly named <i>Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation</i> …

Coloring books a hit with stressed-out, tech-flooded adults

Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.<p>Dover Publications has sold more than 3 million adult coloring books with titles like "Flower Fashion Fantasies." Quarto Publishing will have 1.3 million in print this year ranging from mandalas to …

Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.

Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing …

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Here’s Why A Colouring Book Is The Best Gift For A Stressed Adult

Are you looking for a way to relax or destress? Or, perhaps you are you looking for a fun and unique gift? If so, an adult-targeted coloring book may …

People Who Love Coloring Are Happier And More Creative

It turns out 4-year-olds are onto something: the benefits of coloring. We dare you to unleash your inner kindergartener and try it.

Adult coloring books promise stress relief

Gabe Coeli of Portland, Ore., is devotee of zen meditation. But in the middle of a busy work day, he often takes a shortcut to mindfulness and stress relief by doing a little coloring. His assistant and many of his co-workers have picked up the same habit, he says.<p>So have a lot of people. Coloring …

Meditation May Boost Happiness: The New Coloring for the Mind!

The ultimate goal for some of us is happiness. Are you happy yet? Happiness is often contradicted and taken for granted. The science behind what really makes us happy is no surprise with 40 percent of our daily activities making up our happiness levels. People are fascinated by defining what makes …

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Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Coloring Books for Adults

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

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Why adult coloring books are good for you

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it's childhood favorite Crayola that's gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up …

How to Make Coloring Book Pages from Your Instagrams

Coloring books are taking over our bookshelves, and we’re not mad about it. Between testing their meditative effects and publishing our very own coloring book, you could say we’ve fully embraced the trend. So it totally makes sense that we’d want to make MORE coloring pages ourselves, right? …

Adult coloring books bring pattern, relaxation to busy days

Cinda Lester has two kids in grade school, a business to run and a to-do list that just doesn't quit.<p>So when she has a few minutes to spare, she likes to relax with a coloring book for grown-ups.<p>"For me, it's just really a stress reliever," she says."I don't need to think about what I'm going to …

Coloring Books for Adults Are Good for Creativity, and Selling in the Millions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Adele's chart-topping tunes weren't the only form of therapy adults welcomed into their homes last holiday season. With millions of copies sold on Amazon alone, it seems folks gladly took a break from their ball-point pens and to-do lists …

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You Can Personalize Your Own Adult Coloring Book With Your Name On It

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You Don't Have To Be Artistic To Try Adult Coloring

OK, let's do this.<p>Adult coloring is all the rage right now, but as the least artistically talented person I know, I have been dragging my feet to try it.<p>As a kid, I had a hard time coloring within the lines. Art was my most challenging subject in school and even my stick-figure drawings were …

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5 Must-Have Adult Coloring Books For Relaxation - Michelle Phan

I can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a way for me to feel centered. It nourished my soul in ways other tasks couldn’t. Drawing, doing make up, …

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Color

A color wheel dating from 1908, via Wikimedia Commons<p>(Image credit: Source)<p>We talk about color a lot here on Apartment Therapy, sometimes in great …

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