I’m no Spring chicken when it comes to coloring books. I’ve been coloring all my life, and it has just been within the last year that suddenly – it’s cool again for a woman my age, without children, to sit alone on her bed with a coloring book.
People like Erika Befumo, the Co-Founder of ColorIt, are hard at work trying to ensure that adult coloring is not just a fad, but becomes a therapy for men and women of all ages. From what we’ve read, coloring helps reduce anxiety, refreshes you after a long day (brings clarity), and can become a bonding experience with not just your kids, but also your grown friends.
I can say for myself that coloring is a relatively easy activity that derives just enough brain power to deplete my mind of any leftover residue from the day. It’s not exactly a breakthrough in the medical community, as I’ve been doing this since my treacherous years as a nerd in grade school. However, if you haven’t sat down with a coloring book in awhile, you might be surprised just how fun (and calming) it can be.
And thanks to adult minds, your subjects no longer have to be just princesses and fairies (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Today’s adult coloring books offer a bit more complexity, as these photos by ColorIt suggest.
This week we’ve been looking at ColorIt’s coloring books and are impressed with their nice selection of designs, high quality paper and sturdy covers. These books also come with a complimentary blotter and a spiral binding at the top which is both ‘righty’ or ‘lefty’ friendly.
ColorIt has kicked off a new Kickstarter campaign this month called, “The Greatest Adventure” (examples above and below). You can support them here.