Tag: colorist

Is coloring as a hobby beneficial or harmful?

In the news this week, we’ve had a couple of articles that go beyond the “Hey look! Coloring is a big trend!”

Anthropologist Adrienne Zilhman tells us a story of how, as a Ph.D. candidate, she took a course where the professor used a biological coloring book to help students visualize and understand the differences between various species and fossils. At the time she thought coloring the book was silly, as it was a “children’s activity.” But now she’s an avid colorist. (more…)

How Coloring Speaks to My Heart and Heals Me

Hallway in Dannie's house showing some of her colorings.

by Dannie L. Aasted

I started coloring as an adult when I was 52. I picked up a few coloring books and crayons for my friends and I to do some inner child work. Though we had fun doing it together, I was the one who fell in love with the art. Soon I was buying coloring books for grown-ups, fancy pencils and markers and special tools for sharpening, erasing, and blending.
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