Recently, in Barnes and Noble, I noticed a push on coloring books for adults. While visiting with some friends before dinner, a grown-ups coloring book was pulled out along with a variety of colorful pencils and we were all invited to participate in creating a masterpiece. Yes, everybody got into it and it was fun.
Last year 12-million adult coloring books were sold in this country. Sales of colored pencils have also shot up. I guess stressed-out adults appreciate a coloring distraction. Michael’s has more than 150 adult coloring books for sale. My guess is that we all need an alternative to staring at screens.