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Old 06-06-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Colouring pages for adults

http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/2015...es-for-adults/
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #2
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Many people are running their own versions. Some good, some ok.

I have taken it up myself. I find it relaxing myself.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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You can also buy books of beautiful designs that are printed on translucent paper.

Once colored in and framed, they can be hung in a window for a stained glass effect. They make a great, inexpensive gift.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:40 PM   #4
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Another fun thing- bear down hard with the crayons, leaving some gaps. Then brush watercolor over it all. Gives you a cool looking wax resist painting.
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I bought a fun Lisa Frank coloring book at Dollar Tree for me.
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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For Adults, Coloring Invites Creativity And Brings Comfort

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/201...brings-comfort



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In 1982, anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman, now professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, published The Human Evolution Coloring Book. Students of biological anthropology were invited to learn about DNA, genes, monkeys and apes — and the fossils, tools and evolutionary relationships of our human ancestors — by coloring in pages rife with factual information presented visually, as well as in words.

A Ph.D. candidate back then, I had never encountered such an object before, with its mix of a children's activity, as I then thought coloring to be, and an adult student's science material. I learned from Zihlman's presentation. Side-by-side skeletal comparisons of the australopithecine "Lucy" and a modern chimpanzee in one case, and robust (large-boned, thick-jawed) and gracile (more slender) australopithecines in another, helped me visualize facts and concepts. I didn't color in the pictures, though. That seemed, well, just a little bit juvenile to me.

Now, 33 years later, I've joined the ranks of adult colorers. We represent a wide range of artistic abilities, including what could, in my case, kindly be called "minimal." Some of us may prefer the science genre, perhaps marine biology; others steeped in the Game of Thrones novels or show await a coloring book by George R.R. Martin scheduled to be released in the fall. (Given what I hear of the show's plot, you can bet this coloring book is for adults.)

As for me, I have joined with those delighted by the flowers, birds and beetles in Joanna Basford's best-selling The Secret Garden, which I first learned about at NPR.
The rest at NPR.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:08 PM   #8
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Coloring book for adults (almost) by one of my favorite vocalists in one of my favorite bands!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ing-book-for-a
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #9
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Hooked on colouring in! Why ARE thousands of grown women suddenly reaching for their crayons?
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Five of Amazon's Top Ten last month were colouring books for adults
The boom is being attributed to nostalgia, and the growing need to relax
Workaholics that can't switch off use the craze like a 'mental power nap'
'Colouring in gives the mind something simple to focus on' says expert
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...y-Crayons.html


Felt tips at the ready: Fiona Chow, 36, is a communications
consultant, and one of many thousands of women across the UK
who are turning to their colouring books to help themselves switch
off when work gets too much
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:03 PM   #10
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I love the work of Sue Coccia.

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Old 06-23-2015, 02:17 PM   #11
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I didn't know adult colouring books or pages were available. It's an activity perfect for me & here's why. I love the idea of being creative but... have no skills in any form of needlecraft & frankly, no desire to acquire any. I can't draw, sketch, paint... I'm lucky to get decent photographs once in a while. Gardening is seasonal & has its own limitations.

With adult colouring, I'm sure I'll be able to choose from a plethora of themes. The motions involved will act to relieve stress, distract me from minor worries & help with major ones. Colouring pencils don't need to cost much, take next to no storage room & the works in progress don't either. Initial outlay can be very inexpensive... if \I decide I really enjoy it, I can shell out for better pencils.
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I drool over the mandala coloring books.

Also, watercolor colored pencils.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:44 PM   #13
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Sue watch the sales starting the end of July on into August, school supplies will go on sale and colored pencils are in that group. I bought an amazing set in it's own case at Michael's for DIL if you decide to buy good ones.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:16 PM   #14
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I purchased Staedtler colored pencils (man, it's hard to stop using "pencil crayons!") and a double-hole Staedtler sharpener and two coloring books,

Here:Amazon
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Both out of stock now; I'm receiving one tomorrow.
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Nice!
I gotta get my mitts on a mandala themed one! Also, I have been researching markers (I want to say felt pens argh.)
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My youngest daughter (23) spends a lot of time coloring with colored pencils. It relaxes her, she's a Scorpio and pretty tightly wound sometimes.
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I had bought DH a few of the posters with the black velvet around the picture. He colored one or two but I ended up giving the other three away. When he first retired I figured they would be something fun he could do. He really liked them at first but lost interest. I'm going to find him a coloring book of cars, maybe that will interest him. He needs a hobby.
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I had bought DH a few of the posters with the black velvet around the picture. He colored one or two but I ended up giving the other three away. When he first retired I figured they would be something fun he could do. He really liked them at first but lost interest. I'm going to find him a coloring book of cars, maybe that will interest him. He needs a hobby.
You know, they have specialist consultants which can figure that stuff out for the aged and handicapped.

Check with a mental health advisor which specializes in the aged. (Geropsychologist)
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I started coloring, woohhoo I love Staedtler colored pencils!

Also, there free coloring apps in the Google playstore, including a Mandala one.
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Dover sample pages, available for the next week only. http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler/0626 Sample pages from 6 different coloring books plus other books.
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https://www.pinterest.com/SanVHM/pri...oloring-pages/ You might need a Pinterest account to view it, though.
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Colouring books for grown-ups storm the bestseller charts as fans claim they're the perfect antidote to 'tech stress'
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Colouring books for adults are selling millions, racing up bestsellers chart
Sainsbury's revealed that one million books have been bought since April
Fans say colouring is relaxing and an antidote to so-called tech stress
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ch-stress.html


Flying colours: Millie Marotta whose Tropical Wonderland book
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The more detail the better to relax for me. I guess it takes more concentration and blanks my mind better.
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