Myra Faye Turner, Writer
I was one of those kids who hated coloring. I could never stay inside the lines and my coloring wasn't as smooth and flawless as the other kids. When I became a mother, I decided to give coloring one more chance. I found out that if I took my time, I could actually produce a reasonably attractive work of art.
Then Tyler got older and no longer wanted to color. By then I had discovered that coloring was quite therapeutic
and calming. I even had my own box of 64-count Crayola crayon. So although he stopped coloring, preferring to move on to watercolor and paint (messy!) and then to sketching, I have stuck with simple crayon and a good coloring book or coloring sheet.
It wasn't until recently that I discovered that adult coloring is apparently pretty popular. Not that I felt ashamed by my interest, but I had never told another sole that I enjoyed coloring. But now that adult coloring has gone mainstream, I guess it's okay to admit that, I too, love coloring!
Coloring is a great stress reliever and a way to showcase your artistic side. You can buy coloring books aimed specifically at the adult market or you can do what I do and simply buy a kids coloring book that catches my eye. So if you're looking for something fun, relaxing and creative to do, give adult coloring a try.