Adult Coloring Should Be Your New Hobby
Try the fad that will take you back to kindergarten
It’s b), people. Grown-up books that you color with crayons are suddenly such a hit combo that there’s a waiting list for the most popular ones--namely, those by British artist Johanna Basford. (Don’t worry: There are plenty of copycats on Amazon and Etsy available for purchase this very second.)
But it’s not just a twee affectation. Studies show it can also help with stress, work performance and insomnia.
Here’s a look at what all the fuss is about:
A blank page from Johanna Basford's Secret Garden.
Secret Garden coloring in progress.
A page from Jenean Morrison's Flower Designs book.
Outside the Lines includes contributions from street artists like Shepard Fairey.
A printable coloring page available on Etsy.
For a totally different aesthetic, nab this coloring book from Broad City gal, Abbi Jacobson.