Adult Coloring: 8 Reasons to Jump on the Bandwagon

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Coloring Is an Expressive Art

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Coloring Is an Expressive Art

Art has always been a fantastic means of self-expression. Whatever stresses or tensions are running through your mind can take shape in your art.

Even though adult coloring differs greatly from painting on a blank canvas or chiseling a sculpture from a block of granite, it provides a great level of artistic freedom and expression. The elaborate designs of adult coloring books offer room to explore your feelings and translate them into color on the page.

If you are angry and frustrated, show your emotions with a splash of red and black. Feeling sad? Reach for the blues and purples.

Beyond expressing your feelings, adult coloring books can aid in your ability to identify your feelings, as some people struggle with the task of accurately verbalizing them. Sitting down in front of an uncolored page lets you project your unrealized moods in an act of self-exploration. When the page is done, you can have a clearer idea of your feelings.