I admit it: I love to color in coloring books and yes, I’m 17 and I can drive a car. I know I’m not the only teen or adult obsessed colorer. My cousin Katie, now a junior at an ivy league college loves nothing better than a good coloring book.
The thing I love most about coloring is its calming, relaxing effect. It is mindless, no decision to make except choosing a color. And I love, love, love, all the colors, and all of the implements; colored pencils, crayons, markers and the smells. Most of all, I guess, I love having to think in the box for a change.
So as you start this new school year, and begin to experience all of the stresses, anxieties and crap that school, parents, coaches etc., lay on you, give coloring a try.
Here are some great – not your usual – coloring books I found one my favorite websites: iheartdaily.
♥ Ryan Gosling Colour Me Good, I Love Mel ($12, pictured). If we can’t have him in real life to bring us flowers, smile slyly and do the Dirty Dancing lift, we’ll settle for this pen and ink version. I may color his abs first (yes, there’s a shirtless page).
♥ My Wonderful World of Shoes, Chronicle Books ($16). Fill in Kabuki pumps, 1970s clogs and Parisian heels with your pretty color choices. You’ll feel like you’re on Project Runway.the original article from Rachel's Raves Rants and Reviews, written by Rachel Donohue