Lace Ornaments: 60 Full Page Line Drawings Ready For Coloring
This is the tenth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and contains 60 lace ornament designs to color.
- 60 outlines to color
- 130 pages
- Black and White Interior
- Large Format (8.5″ x 11″)
- Print Book
- Also available as a Downloadable PDF
Create Your Own Colorful Lace Ornaments
Lace patterns and vintage lace designs can be both inticate and beautiful and, in many ways, mirror the very popular mandala coloring patterns.
Coloring is an activity which has long been associated with children and it has been taken for granted that, as we mature, we put away our crayons and turn our attention to more adult pursuits. In recent years however we have seen this wisdom being rejected and coloring for grown-ups has become a widespread activity.
But why has coloring for grown-ups become so popular? There are many explanations for the explosion in adult coloring, but here are just some…
Coloring Lowers Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have long known that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and allows your mind to get some rest. Indeed the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, is known to have given his patients mandalas to color more than 100 years ago. In the hectic world we inhabit today the stress relieving properties of coloring are perhaps more valuable than they have ever been.
Coloring Trains Your Mind To Focus
Keeping within the lines as you color needs focus and, while you are concentrating on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mind exercise which allows you to put aside everything else for the time you spend doing it, and this is important in our hectic world.
Coloring Helps In The Development Of Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two sides of the brain to communicate and involves both the use of logic (used for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). This, in turn, brings those areas of the brain responsible for vision and fine motor skills into play, and helps in keeping these active and in developing them further. This is the aspect of coloring which is being seen more and more as especially valuable for older individuals, as many people 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 would be a purely solo activity, its growing popularity is quickly turning it into a social one. Friends, families, colleagues and others are now getting together to eat, drink and enjoy the chance to socialize, through their shared interest in coloring. Undoubtedly, this is a wonderful excuse for partying, as coloring takes only a minimum of concentration and can be done easily in a group.
Coloring Lets You Express Yourself
There are no rules when it comes to coloring and your coloring book is your coloring book. If you mistakenly color the cat’s rear leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who is going to care? Should you decide to make the sky yellow, does it really matter? You are allowed to be as creative and experimental as you want to be because this is your project, and yours alone. When it comes to choosing colors remember that the British-based, but American-born, artist James Whistler once said, “Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
You may already be a convert to adult coloring, in which case you will appreciate its value. Alternatively, this may be a new venture for you and one which you are thinking about for any one of a number of different reasons. If this is something new for you then I encourage you to try it out. It is no accident that so many people are excited about the world of adult coloring, so join in and begin enjoying the benefits for yourself today.