Coloring, according to a multiple of sources I’ve found, “generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.”
So, why should we stop coloring!?
Local artist, Jacqueline Myers-Cho has a coloring book just for you. Actually, she has two of them and as much as my own kids like coloring in them, they’re mine all mine.
Jacqueline is a phenomenal talent. (Visit her website HERE) You can’t help but see her unique style displayed for all to see on the last Friday of every month at Ladies Night out in Burbank. She is oftentimes starting a painting with a pencil on canvas in front of MindfulNest at the start and by the time the evening is over, you can clearly see where she’s going with it. She says it takes 3 months to complete a piece. When I asked her about any messages in her art, she said “I don’t know. Normally, I discover what it’s about when I’m in the middle..or even at the end.”
I have to admit, I’m also mesmerized by her style. Her characters are intriguing to me. So opposite of anything I would think of. I like that a lot.
And you know what else I like? The Adult Coloring Books she sells! She currently has two books out (Available on Amazon) And one available here! (She’s giving one away!)
And to get to color Jacqueline’s art, makes it a little sweeter.
So, there you have it. Adult coloring books by a very talented local artist. One of my favorites, actually.
Check her out online and on Amazon! And enter to win one of these books for yourself below.
To Enter: Leave a comment about a favorite memory of coloring. It can be from childhood or as an adult.For me? The smell of the crayons and discovering shading.
One winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, August 18th. And when I say random, I mean, my 10 year old will draw a name out of a hat. :)
I LOVED coloring as a kid. My favorite part was always opening a new box of crayons…the 64 pack. There’s something about a brand new crayon. And not the cheap ones. Crayola.
Sarah, I agree! Cheap wax, cheap crayons. Not my favorite.
My mom LOVES to color! During the first golf was she used to seat with my sister and I and color for hours. That was so much fun and made that war my favorite. My mom still colors and with all the new adult coloring book she has a lot of fun!
My father-in-law loves coloring so much, there have been a couple of times for presents, we’ve gotten him some crayons/coloring books. Its very relaxing.
Becky Brandon says
When I was in college, my roommate and I bought a big box of crayolas and invited all our friends to come to our dorm room. We played Cat Stevens and just chilled.
Nice. For us it would have been Natalie Merchant or something similar.
Jenny Kim says
I love coloring with my son. It is the only time I feel relaxed and enjoy the time spent with him.
My favourite memory is the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, breaking all my sharpenings into pieces, putting all my pencils in colour order and not going over the lines
Najja Meeks says
Oddly enough, I didn’t really enjoy coloring until I was an adult…something so therapeutic about it. As a kid I was horrible at staying inside the lines!
Tiffeny Oskins says
My favorite memory of coloring was when my Mother took a watercolor class with a group of ladies. The instructor was Jerry Baum. I was about 4 years old and laid under the table coloring while the ladies painted and giggled. That is where my love for art began.
I’ve been coloring a lot lately and I love it when my little girls join me. So much fun!
Kerry Sinigaglia says
I fondly remember the excitement of receiving a new colouring book before we took off on long train trips to our holiday destination when I was a kid.It was the best sitting in the cabin with the fold out tables colouring away. (Sibling squabbles solved.)
Marylinn Kelly says
Not sure I ever stopped coloring, from crayons (I’ve never been without them) to markers of every sort and color pencils. Favorite memory is, as yours, shading, and the gift from my parents of a remarkable box of Prang crayons, when all was Crayola, back in the 1950s. Nice article, thank you. xo
Marilyn Brandfass says
My mother hated anything art-like: sewing, drawing, cooking, you name it. My father was the artist. But my mother NEVER refused to sit down and color with us kids. That is a warm memory for me.
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Ali Gitt says
I always thought the outline in dark colors and color lighter inside was an epiphany for me. Lol.