01 Oct Colouring In For Grown Ups
You don’t have to be a kid again to enjoy colouring-in. Learn more about the benefits of this arty activity, plus download our free colouring-in printable!
When I was a brand new mum, I had a secret hobby. I would never admit it to anyone (except I stuck the evidence on the fridge, so anyone who popped over could have seen it for themselves), but I loved colouring in. I would buy kids colouring in books and colour away to my heart’s content. I enjoyed colouring within the lines.
It’s now popular knowledge that focusing on one activity like this reduces stress and anxiety. Back then, despite feeling slightly ashamed of what I thought was a childish pastime, I think I intuitively knew it was helping me unwind. So when I spotted Mindfulness Colouring by French illustrator Emma Farrarons at my local bookstore last year, I snaffled it up and eagerly started colouring – only to have my little book claimed by two-year-old Rose, who promptly coloured all over my favourite page of houses!
For more beautiful pages check out Emma’s second colouring book, More Mindfulness Colouring. I have a new fave page – the succulents – and CHILD Magazines’ has scored an extra PDF download of it. This means that little Rose and I can BOTH colour it, and you can too!
Download the fun succulents page here! You’re welcome!
For more fun freebies head to our printable page.
Share your coloured pages with Emma on Instagram using the hashtag #MindfulnessColouringBook and tag her fabulous publisher @panmacaus.
Colouring- in page by London-based French illustrator and graphic designer Emma Farrarons.
Words by Bron Bates