Dresses: A Full Color Introduction To Creating Stunning Dress Patterns (PDF)
This is the fourth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and provides an introduction to coloring dress patterns, with 21 illustrated dress designs to color.
- 21 fully Illustrated outlines to color
- 50 pages
- Full Color
- Large Format (8.5″ x 11″)
- Downloadable PDF
- Also available as a Print Book
Create Your Own Stunning Dress Patterns
From simple to complex dress patterns, you can lose yourself for hours coloring in the simple outlines for these dress patterns for women.
Coloring is an activity that has been associated for a long time with kids and it has been accepted that, as we grow older, we put aside our crayons and turn to more grown-up pursuits. In recent years however we have seen this wisdom being rejected and coloring for adults has become a widespread pastime.
But why has coloring for adults become so popular? There are many reasons for the explosion in adult coloring, but here are just a few…
Coloring Lowers Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have long recognized the fact that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and allows your mind to get some rest. Indeed, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, is known to have given his patients mandalas to color over 100 years ago. In the hectic world we inhabit today the stress relieving properties of coloring are probably more valuable than ever.
Coloring Trains Your Mind To Focus
Keeping inside the lines as you color requires focus and, while you concentrate on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mental exercise that allows you to set aside everything else for the time you spend doing it, and this is very important in our stressful world.
Coloring Helps To Develop Fine Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two hemispheres of your brain to work together and involves both the use of logic (used for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). This, in turn, brings the areas of the brain concerned with fine motor skills and vision into play, and helps in keeping these active and in developing them further. This is the aspect of coloring that is being seen more and more as particularly valuable for older individuals, as many professionals believe that it can delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Provides The Chance To Be Social
Although you might believe that coloring ought to be a purely solo occupation, its growing popularity is quickly turning it into a social one. Friends, families, co-workers and others are getting together to enjoy something to eat and drink and the opportunity to socialize, through their common interest in coloring. Without doubt, this is a perfect excuse for a party, as coloring requires only a minimum of concentration and can easily be done in a group.
Coloring Allows You To Be 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 hind leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who cares? If you decide to make the sky yellow, what does it matter? You can be as creative and experimental as you wish because this is your coloring book, and yours alone. When it comes to choosing colors don’t forget that the British-based, but American-born, artist James Whistler once remarked, “Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
You may already be a fan of adult coloring, in which case you will already appreciate its value. Alternatively, this may be a new enterprise for you and one which you are contemplating for any one of a number of different reasons. If this is something new for you then I encourage you to give it a try. There is a reason why so many people are fired up about the world of adult coloring, so join in and start enjoying the benefits for yourself today.