Saturday, 15 August 2015

Art Therapy For Adults

I am always looking for new ways to relax! Having 4 children, 3 of whom have autism means life can get stressful and time to unwind is a must. I received a press release regarding some art therapy books.
Colouring-In is not something that only children can enjoy. Adults are rediscovering the pleasure and benefits to be derived from this activity. Its a wonderful way to let your creative side express itself, and also highly relaxing, as your attention is drawn away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. Meditative and rewarding, colouring-in is increasingly recognised as an art form in its own right.
The art therapy Buddhism book contains 100 designs for you to colour in. There is whole range of images to chose from to suit your mood. Some really intricate designs that require concentration and some larger images that can be easily coloured without much concentration. Buddhism was born in India and its teaching and philosophy's are still taught worldwide. Buddhism quest for harmony and inner peace lead to the creation of varied artistic and spitirual respresentations. 
Colouring in the images really has a calling effect on you, I really enjoyed this book, the paper is really good quality to your ink doesn't come through the other side. I have really struggled deciding which images to colour in so I know is going to be a book I go back to time and again. 
The Aztec and Mayas book also has 100 beautiful designs inside. The great ancient Aztec and Mayan city-states dominated Central and Southern America before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores. The unique artistry discover throughout the relics of both these majestic cultures continues to influence and delight many people. I found the design a lot more intricate and I found myself concentrating hard to colour these designs. This bookis perfect for times of wanting to truly lose yourself in colouring.
Both the books retail at £12.99 which I think is a great price for a little escapism from real life for an hour or so. You can now frequently find me sat on the sofa with the books in one hand the pencils in the others, it really is soothing and relaxing.
Mandy
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*I was sent the above books FOC for the purpose of review

2 comments:

  1. I enjoy colouring too and have several adult colouring books. I find it so relaxing x Glad you enjoy it too x

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  2. I also love colouring in and have done for years - I am really happy that more companies are doing adult versions now which are a bit more complex :) Me and my big sister (who has learning and mental health probs) will often sit together and colour with my niece and it seems to keep her calmer too

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