Keep calm and color on

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Adult coloring, which came on scene last year as a stress-relieving activity for adults, was not just a passing fad, as it is still in vogue at the Cassville Branch Library, where Joy Ford, left, works on coloring a horse figure during the library's Color Me Mellow class, which meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4 p.m. Studies show that the act of quieting oneself and focusing on the activity of coloring can have the same beneficial calming effects on an individual's state of mind as meditation. Participants agreed that the coloring activity is very calming and relaxing, and it also gives them an opportunity to disconnect from stressors and connect with others. Unlike coloring books for children, pictures include intricate designs and patterns that require thought and focus. The hour-long session at the library is listed as a stress-relieving activity for grownups. Also coloring across the table were Angie Judd, adult services library assistant at the library, left, and Margie Sterling. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Adult coloring, which came on scene last year as a stress-relieving activity for adults, was not just a passing fad, as it is still in vogue at the Cassville Branch Library.

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