Coloring is HOT. Last Sunday Parade magazine featured coloring for adults with a cover article and a list of the most popular coloring books on the market.
This week's New Yorker magazine went a step further with a lengthy article examining the "Peter Pan Syndrome" - why all sorts of activities traditionally associated with kids are now popular with adults.
A few nights ago my niece Maria and I celebrated the coming of age of coloring as an art form by spending a fun evening with the coloring books that are credited with sparking the craze - The Secret Garden and the Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford.
I got out my stash of colored pencils - just the ones at home, most are in my color studio - and we settled into the kitchen nook to share some quality coloring time. The claims of stress reduction are very true!
PARADE: 50 Shades of Happy
New Yorker: Why Adults are Buying Coloring Books