I grew up during the time of doodle art - remember those? You got a pack of felt markers and elaborate black line drawings on a number of themes. I would spend hours coloring these in! Little did I know then that coloring pages were a benefit to my well-being. The repetitive, low-stress, and "no brainer" act of color lends itself to relaxation. The calming effects not only helps to reduce stress levels, but also can help to bring you back to your youth. Most homes will have coloring pencils or crayons. In my house we also have glitter pens, foam pens and most importantly paints for the kids to select between. Using paints will require a little bit more setup time as you may need to clear an area and lay newspapers down over the table to protect it. Winnie the Pooh with his trademark red jersey and fondness for honey, is the friend of children across the world and is by far one of the most commercially successful icons of all time with a true reflection of this clearly identifiable in the fact that the exploits of Pooh bear have been translated into all major languages. Remarkably, Pooh has not been the exclusive domain of young children, even adults have been captivated and won over by the sheer charisma this charming creature exudes and as such has been relied upon many top leading authors in an attempt to more clearly define and explain the finer and more intellectually challenging aspects of modern philosophy.
The contribution of bringing far more diversity to the coloring sheets and pages, has been made by the computer and the internet, both have emerged as a greater generator - that has opened an entirely new world of coloring and arena of drawing. Parents make very sizable livings creating, drawing and coloring images for computer animation including video games, movies, commercials and items most parents would never consider, such as some high-quality information websites. These sites are available as a full-fledged career for adults, it is no wonder that the tools and formats employed in this style of artwork have carried down to kids, although on a smaller scale. With so many colors and shades of colors, earth is rich with beautiful flowers, and colorful chirpy birds, attractive butterflies, and numerous animals and plants that has made the nature most beautiful. The importance of color is expressed in our attire too. We wear different color dresses even to match the occasion and our mood. It's great that we have this enjoyment of Spiderman in common, it helps us connect and gives me a feeling of having a better bond with my son. I can talk to him about the Spiderman stories of my youth and his action packed adventures. Maybe it makes me a little "cooler", in his eyes, or at least I hope so!