Tribal Designs: 50 Mind Calming And Stress Relieving Patterns (PDF)
This is the PDF version of the fifth of twenty books in Audrey Wingate’s ‘Coloring Books for Adults’ series.
This PDF version allows you to download the book and print out all, or just some, of the letter sized (8.5″ x 11″) black and white outline pages for coloring. One advantage of this for many coloring enthusiasts is that it allows you to choose your own grade and weight of paper to suit your style of coloring.
Create Your Own Wildly Colorful Tribal Designs
Tribal art provides a wonderful opportunity for coloring with a huge variety of beautiful tribal patterns and prints available to work with.
Coloring is something which has been associated for a long time with kids and it has been accepted that, as we grow up, we put away our crayons and turn our attention to more grown-up pursuits. However, in recent years we have seen this wisdom being overturned and coloring for adults has become a widespread activity.
But why has coloring for adults become so popular? There are many reasons for the rapid growth in adult coloring, but here are just a few…
Coloring Lowers Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have known for a long time that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and permits your mind to get some rest. In fact, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, is known to have given his patients mandalas to color more than 100 years ago. In today’s hectic world the stress reducing properties of coloring are probably more valuable than they have ever been.
Coloring Trains Your Mind To Focus
Remaining within the lines as you color needs focus and, while you concentrate on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mind exercise which lets you set aside everything else for the time you spend doing it, and this is important in our busy world.
Coloring Helps To Develop Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two sides of your brain to interact and involves the use of logic (necessary for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). In turn, this brings the areas of the brain responsible for vision and fine motor skills into play, and helps to keep these active and develop them further. This is the aspect of coloring which is being increasingly seen as particularly valuable for older individuals, as many in the medical profession believe that it can delay, or possibly even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Gives You The Chance To Be Social
Although you might believe that coloring ought to be a solo occupation, its rising popularity is rapidly turning it into a social one. Friends, families, co-workers and others are now getting together to eat, drink and enjoy the chance to socialize, through their shared interest in coloring. Without doubt, this is a perfect excuse for partying, as coloring requires only minimal concentration and can easily be done in a group setting.
Coloring Allows You To Be Yourself
When it comes to coloring there are no rules and your coloring book is just that – your coloring book. If you accidentally make the dog’s hind leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who is going to care? If you decide to make the sky yellow, what does it matter? You may be as creative and experimental as you wish because this is your project, and yours alone.
You may already be a convert to adult coloring, in which case you will know and appreciate its value. This may however be a new enterprise for you and one which you are contemplating for any one of several different reasons. If this is something new for you then I urge you to try it out. There is a reason why so many people are excited about the world of adult coloring, so jump on board and begin enjoying the benefits for yourself today.