The Joys of Colouring

Erin Summers Norman

I’ve noticed a huge trend recently in the sale of colouring books, pens and magazines, all touting the wonders of adults colouring as a means to reduce stress and boost creativity.

I have been a devout colourer-inner for as long as I can remember, I love most types of artistic expression and I was buying (then obscure) “adult” (as in difficulty level, not content) colouring books years ago before this was a big trend.  As with all things, when you’ve enjoyed them for a long time and then suddenly everyone is doing it too, I am resisting the urge to say “I told  you so!”

Colouring isn’t for everyone, nothing is for everyone (except kindness and love and a few other good things like that)  But colouring does help me, and I then produce work largely of my own design that is fit to hang on my wall as a…

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