Coloring was something that I always associated with children, it’s something I did as a kid, it’s something we make the kids do in Sunday School – not something for the adults, that’s absurd! Working in the convenience store sector I’m very familiar with the range of magazines available and there was very little available in the way of coloring for adults a couple of years ago.
About the same time a regular customer suffered a stroke and lost a lot of his physical and cognitive functions and his wife started to order a new art therapy magazine to see if it would help and the results were encouraging. Since then the market for adult coloring books has exploded and they are used for all sorts of therapy including, strokes, anxiety, depression and several other therapeutic reasons. The shelves are now full of magazines and books for coloring in, mostly fancy intricate patterns and shapes that require fine motor control and a degree of concentration.
Anna Stenmark has created a series of coloring books for adults with a Bible theme! Well worth a look.