What does adult coloring do to relax people?According to clinical psychologist Scott M. Bea, PsyD, it has everything to do with refocusing our attention.
- Attention flows away from ourselves. A simple act, such as coloring, takes your attention away from yourself (and those things that are stressing you out!) and onto the present-moment event. “In this way, it is very much like a meditative exercise,” Dr. Bea says.
- It relaxes the brain. When thoughts are focused on this simple activity, your brain tends to relax. “You’re not disturbed by your own thoughts and appraisals,” he says. “The difficulties of life evaporate from your awareness, and both your body and your brain may find this rewarding.”
- Low stakes make it pleasurable. Go ahead: color outside the lines! The outcome of coloring isn’t predictable or prescriptive. It can be as neat — or as messy — as you choose, and this is one of its relaxing perks. “It is hard to screw up coloring, and, even if you do, there is no real consequence. Adult coloring can be a wonderful escape, rather than a demanding test of our capacities,” he adds.
Vera Wang was born on June 27, 1949, in New York City. A former figure skater, Wang was senior fashion editor at Vogue for 15 years and then a design director for Ralph Lauren. She designed her own wedding dress, then opened a bridal boutique and soon launched her own signature collection. Now hugely popular, she has a large Hollywood following and also designs lingerie, jewelry and home products.
A native New Yorker who spent her career at the forefront of fashion, Vera Wang began a sweeping makeover of the bridal industry in 1990 with the opening of her flagship salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City.
Wang was hired at Vogue magazine as an assistant. She quickly impressed her bosses and was named the magazine’s youngest ever fashion editor in 1972.
She left Vogue to fulfil a dream: instead of writing about designers, she wanted to become one of them.
As a matter fact, in 1987, her wish came true when she was appointed as a design director at the fashion house of Ralph Lauren.
In 1989, Vera was around 40 years old and while she was planning her wedding to Arthur Becker, she found herself confounded by the lack of bridal gowns for older and more mature brides. As she explained, everywhere she went, the dresses were overdone with too many frills and lace; nothing she found was simple, elegant, or even remotely sexy. As a consequence, she ended up hiring a dressmaker to create a custom-made gown, which ended up costing $10,000.
Bill Dotson Portrait Artist
While completely paralyzed from an accident for over a year, Bill Dotson learned to create extraordinary portraits using scribbles and figure 8s with only the use of his right hand. He quickly became the most sought after portrait artist in the world. His stunning black and white portraits, achieved with a Pilot Pen, are considered to the most unique in all the world. Portraits include Pope John Paul II, Rose Kennedy, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Luciano Pavarotti, President Reagan, Carl Ripken among scores of others. Born in 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio.