Adult coloring books have been popping up everywhere this past year. It seems everyone wants to color! And why not? Coloring can be relaxing, stress-reducing, meditative and can help you stay focused in the present moment. The Real Art Therapists of New York Adult Coloring Book was created by a group of fifty professional art therapists based in New York, as a way to educate the public about art therapy. Coloring is just scratching the surface when it comes to the healing benefits of making art. I am happy to have illustrated a page for this book and to support the effort to show how art therapy can be a viable treatment option when choosing mental health services.
As part of this movement, the Real Art Therapists of New York will be hosting Pop-Up Coloring Bars throughout the year, where people can come color and learn more about art therapy from the professional art therapists who will be tending “the bar.”
To learn more about this project, purchase a book, or to find out about upcoming events, please visit: