Saturday, 27 February 2016

5 Reasons You're Never Too Old For Colouring

5 Reasons You're Never Too Old For Colouring

Colouring-in is not just for kids! Here are 5 reasons why you're never too old to pick up a pencil...

5. Everyone's At It:

The colouring-in craze has exploded over the last few years. Three of Amazon USA's top 10 selling books last year were colouring books, and they make up 17% of book sales in Brazil. Nobody wants to be a sheep and just follow the herd but, if you fancy it, millions of other adults have already gone and set a precedent.

4. There's So Much Choice:

The inevitable effect of all this interest in adult colouring books is that, well, everyone is cashing in on the genre. You don't have to make do with knock-off cartoon characters printed on Z-grade paper anymore; these days you can colour everything from the solar system to your own Tarot deck.

Fashion from head to toe colouring book
Hannah bought me this one for Christmas. :)

3. It's A Stress Buster:

The research into this is actually pretty sketchy (geddit?) but the Guardian says it, so it must be true.

2. It's Fun!

You've got my word on that one, which carries much more weight than a national newspaper. Obviously.

1. You're Carrying on a Proud Tradition:

Though it's taken off in a big way recently, colouring-in isn't new. The first colouring book, The Little Folks' Painting Book, is credited to the McLoughlin Brothers in the 1880s, and the first official adult colouring book hit the scene in 1961. It kick started an early 60s fad for colouring, so if you're too hipster to dance to the tune of 2016, you can say you're recreating those swinging cold war days.


26 comments:

  1. I've not bought into the adult colouring book craze but that's partly because I'm forever colouring children's books in with my girl! It's pretty relaxing I must admit.... except when you've not got the right colour! x

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    1. It's nice just to focus on something simple, like staying in the lines - it is frustrating when you don't have the right colour though, especially when you're using felt tips! x

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  2. I just bought one!!! I'm SO looking forward to diving in...

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  3. I love drawing and can vouch for the therapeutic effects of that! Sometimes I draw an outline during the day and then colour it in in the evening because it's relaxing!

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    1. That sounds really fun actually! I always end up doodling weird little faces if I start drawing! :)

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  4. I love colouring its such a relaxing and creative pass time.

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  5. I love colouring, I find it so relaxing x

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    1. Me too, it's a really nice way to wind down. x

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  6. Oh yes the adult colouring book. I've seen them around and they are beautiful! But no, I haven't given in ... yet ;)

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    1. Hehe, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time! :)

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  7. Adult colouring is such a trend at the moment isn't it? I have so many colouring books and love the variety that's out there.

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    1. Some of them are so beautiful - I get scared of making a mistake and ruining the page! x

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  8. This is so massive lately isn't it. I'm still at the disney princess stage with my girls though lol.

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    1. Marianna hasn't started colouring at all yet - she just tries to eat the pencils! lol x

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  9. Hey why not? Because we grew up it doesn't mean we can can't have fun. I'll definitely give it a go.

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    1. I'm not sure I ever grew up... :D

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  10. I have to admit I am not into adult colouring but I can see the appeal

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  11. I totally agree! I recently started doing some colouring and I loved it! #TheTruthAbout

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    1. I really got into it when I started - I even bought some new pencils!

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  12. I have read a lot about adult colouring books as of late but not taken the plunge yet and now I feel its time.

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    1. It's good fun, especially if you find the right book - some of them are so intricate now.

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  13. I'm not buying in to the whole 'Adult Colouring' thing tbh. I reviewed some a few months ago and just don't get it. I don't honestly have the time to sit and colour, I'd rather spend my free time reading or watching TV. Or if I want to relax, go in the bath.

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    1. Different strokes, I suppose - I could never relax in the bath, you're just sitting in your own dirt! lol

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