Mindful Relaxation Through Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

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Art has always been a large part of my life. When I was younger I learned that drawing really helped my to de-stress and essentially take a time out from everything going on. As an adult, I have to remember to purposely take time out and do something creative, whether it be crochet, reading, writing, or art of some kind. I’ve found that if I can commit time each day (or at least a few times a week) to my creativity, I do better as a mom, wife, nurse, and person. Recently I’ve learned about something incredibly fun that totally piqued my creative interest- coloring books for adults! Don’t get me wrong, because while I’m cool with coloring Mickey Mouse and Jake and the Pirates, I was so excited to try out one for adults! I was sent “Coloring Dream Mandalas” by Wendy Piersall.

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When it came in the mail I went through all of my college art supplies and found some of my best coloring pencils and got to work.

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Each page is in mandala form- circular with repetitive shapes and lines. Every picture has a different type of focus or theme, although each one is very dreamlike.

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Each design was so intricate that when coloring I found that I could completely relax and just focus on the moment at hand, and totally give myself that mental break or escape that I need with higher anxiety. It was just a super nice moment for myself (even if there may or may not have been three precious little boys tearing the house apart!).

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I also learned that each image is hand drawn by Wendy, an artist with over 17 years of profession design experience. “Coloring Dream Mandalas” has 30 unique images, but Wendy also has two other coloring books for adults already available (“Coloring Animal Mandalas” and “Coloring Flower Mandalas”), and another book, “Coloring Ocean Mandalas” due out this fall that I’m pretty excited about!

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I’m really looking forward to receiving Wendy’s next book, but in the meantime, be sure to check out all of Wendy’s coloring books for adults on her website. Grab one for yourself and keep it handy to relax, focus on a higher state of mindfulness, and just have fun creating some beautiful artwork!

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25 Responses to Mindful Relaxation Through Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I haven’t colored in many years, but when I did it as a kid, I always found it very relaxing.

  2. Jeanette says:

    I love to draw so this would be right up my alley. I just heard about these last week in a news story. It would be fun to do this again!

  3. Scarlet says:

    I have to say, this does look like fun. I love the intricate designs.

  4. Amy says:

    I would love to color as an adult! It used to be my favorite past time as a child.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Those are so cool! I haven’t colored in ages. I didn’t even know they made coloring books like this for adults.

  6. Kathy says:

    Those are really nice! I need to get some of those for myself. I actually love coloring with my kids, so I could use this.

  7. Gentle Bim says:

    I love coloring. I’ll have to see if I can find some adult coloring books that are fantasy themed.

  8. Amanda says:

    mandalas are my favorite! Such relaxation!

  9. Aimee Smith says:

    I color with my kids all the time! They love it and it helps me relax too!

  10. Danielle says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting something like this, but I feel like I just don’t have the time. Maybe I should start making time.

  11. Dee Mauser says:

    What a beautiful picture. She did a great job. I love all the colors!

  12. Ashley Sears says:

    I was actually just reading about this today! My daughter is an artist and she does this all the time

  13. Shauna says:

    There is just something about creating something beautiful. It is like feeling accomplished and the kids seeing me doing this, makes them want to get creative

  14. Mistee Dawn says:

    I color with my daughter all the time. But these look like fun pages that I can do all by myself when I have some me-time!

  15. Donna says:

    I have seen so many friends talking about coloring books. These are sure pretty for grown ups!

  16. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I find coloring is so relaxing. I just bought my first grown up coloring book and i love it. I am going to go and buy some good pencil crayons.

  17. I will color with my children all of the time. It would be great to have my own coloring book!

  18. Valerie says:

    I always enjoyed coloring as a kid so I am sure I would love this. I will have to get one!

  19. I do enjoy coloring with my kids! This would give me something a little more complex to work on!

  20. Liz Mays says:

    What a perfect way to relax and escape. This would be a nice way to get into a creative mood too.

  21. OMGosh! I haven’t picked up a coloring book and crayon in over 25 years. It was kinda fun back then and I wouldn’t mind doing it now.

  22. I used to love to color. I haven’t done it in many years, but these books look so interesting that I would not mind giving them a try.

  23. I love coloring with my kids. This would be a great way to de-stress. I want some of these coloring books.

  24. I have not colored in years. Sounds very relaxing, I would love to have the time to sit and color!

  25. shelly peterson says:

    These coloring books are pretty cool! I enjoy coloring with my grandson. I would love to get one of these books.

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