Sunday, June 29, 2014

Printable Adult ( Complex) Coloring Pages

For some reason, as we get older, we let go of the little pleasures in life. We take fewer walks in the rain, watch fewer sunsets, and smell fewer roses. We convince ourselves that we don't have the time, energy, or money to enjoy the things we once did. Worse, sometimes we even convince ourselves that we're too old to enjoy activities that we loved as children. Coloring is one of those activities that should carry well into adulthood. It's calming and therapeutic. It taps into the parts of the brain responsible for pattern recognition, improves coordination, and unlocks creativity. If you need more convincing read Jayme Kinsey's insightful little article on the subject. For those who don't feel comfortable with creating their own Zentangle designs or mandalas or who like more lively subject matter, coloring pages can provide a welcome retreat from the fast pace of modern life. Below are some coloring pages from Dover Publications. Dover produces wonderful complex coloring books and I encourage you to sign up for free samples via email so you can try out some of their wares.

Bonus! Now that you're an adult, you don't have to use the big crayons unless you want to. ;P

1 comment:

Stephanie Corchado-C. said...

I love big crayons!! :) And I also love these pages! Dinky isn't really big enough for complex coloring's all just scribble at this point but I still enjoy coloring with the bigger kids. Now I can color something more adult than Santa and Little Pony...LOL. THANKS JAMIE SUE! :*