Monday 9 November 2015

You don’t have to be a kid to colour

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!

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