Adult colouring. It kind of sounds like an
oxymoron, right? The adult colouring
craze has taken off like wildfire. There’s even an adult coloring book
publishing trend. With books like “Color your Own van Gogh”, “Secret Garden: An
Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book”, and now even a Dr. Who colouring book,
there are grown-up colouring books to appeal to everyone!
Adult colouring is said to relieve stress. It
is a way to relax, and to sharpen fine motor skills in older adults. Many
adults are gathering regularly to sit, chat, colour, and unwind. Some people
like this activity as a way to meet others, and some find it can create a sense
of community. One of our staff members says she likes to colour while she’s
chatting on the phone. Whatever the reason, colouring is still fun, no matter
what your age is.
If you want to try it at home, here are some
coloring sheets you can download for free. Currently, at our Berwick, Bridgetown, Hantsport, Kentville,
Lawrencetown, and Windsor branches you can find colouring sheets and pencil
crayons, just for adults. Windsor even has a Wall of Fame where the left-behind
coloured-in sheets go. So, stop in, have a seat, and relax. Just choose a page
and start colouring. Everyone is doing it!