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Botanical flowers to colourBlack & white image from ‘Botanicals‘ by Lisa Congdon

Who doesn’t love to colour? As children we probably spent hours curled up on a rug with our crayons and colouring books. Now adults are also getting in on the act and going colouring crazy, thanks to its well-known therapeutic properties. With dozens of stylish adult colouring books available, this is becoming a perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work. Colouring is also a creative antidote to staring for hours at a computer screen or mobile phone.

Colouring is the new meditation, as some teachers use this practice to focus, relax and maintain a state of mindfulness. Colouring is a simple and inexpensive stress buster. By focusing attention on something different—engaging mental, physical and emotional states—one will automatically relax and regenerate.

All major book sellers carry beautiful art activity colouring books. These are printed on high-quality drawing paper featuring perforated pages for easy removal and framing. Many themed color-in pages are accompanied by an inspirational quote. There is also an abundance of single A4 size sheets available to download for free. Just use your search engine to find them.

Tools of the trade

Colour can be applied by using crayons, coloured pencils, paint, or colouring pens. I prefer the latter: pens produced in a rainbow of colours and hues by Faber – Castell on 0.3mm and at the top of the market, those produced by Staedtler (Lumocolour permanent) at 0.6mm. There are no rules to follow—choose any combination of colours you like—then relax, have fun, become a little kid again, and enjoy playing with colour.

Almost finished – see below.

 Almost Finished

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