Need something to keep your creative juices flowing over the holiday break? Download and print these eight free holiday coloring book images from one of our fabulous Chicago Illustrator talents: Delaney G!
Why SHould You Color?
Coloring has many brain boosting benefits! Coloring fits right in with art therapy. CNN reports, "coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness."
"Groundbreaking research in 2005 proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects colored mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside. Simply doodling, though, had no effect in reducing the other subjects' stress levels." Basically, coloring is similar to therapy...and a whole lot less expensive.
Need more reasons Coloring Is Awesome?
Bustle.com has compiled a list of seven reasons you should get coloring ASAP! The last one might be our favorite...
Psychiatrists Have Prescribed Coloring To Patients For 100 Years
Coloring Gives You A Chance To Be Social
- Coloring Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Coloring Trains Your Brain To Focus
- Coloring Lets You Be You
Coloring Helps Your Fine Motor Skills And Vision
- It's Free Decoration
Get more info on these seven reasons here, then grab your Prisma markers, colored pencils, or good old fashioned Crayola crayons and get coloring!
Download all eight of Delaney's illustrations here:
Pass them out to friends, family, or post them on your fridge! Like what you see and want to hire Delaney to create some images of your very own? Contact us today!