Are you a fan of Aquaman? If yes, there’s some great news for all Momoa Fans. Artist Maurizio Campidelli released a coloring book featuring Jason Momoa in all of his glory.
Crush and Colour: Jason Momoa: A Coloring Book of Fantasies With an Epic Dreamboat”—is the coloring book’s title.
Now that we got your favorite actor in a book, all you gotta do is to get some crayons or color pencils and get started with coloring his big muscular arms. And puff!!! All your stress is eased.
Check out the 35 line art drawings that you are expected to color in the book.
Here’s Momoa drinking a cup of tea on his porch
Here he is seen meditating
“Benefits of coloring that we have identified, both anecdotally and through research, include stress relief, distraction, mental escape, focusing or mindful engagement, and for some people enjoyment and fun.”
Brandoff continued: “While art therapy can foster these same benefits, it is more likely that a person engaging in art therapy has larger goals in mind, such as enhancing communication with self and/or others, processing trauma, facilitating decision-making, increasing self-awareness, developing coping skills, and understanding optimal and maladaptive functioning which might pertain to symptoms that tie to a life experience, relationship, loss or illness.”
The actor looks like a real-life superhero surfing here
Momoa shows off his lumberjack skills
“These types of goals really require the presence, guidance, and support of a trained therapist, whereas stress reduction and mental escapism are comfortably in the domain of something that one can engage in on their own at home.”
“To help understand the difference, I use metaphors. Consider the distinction between a) owning a brush and brushing your hair at home, and b) going to a salon and having your hair cut and styled by a professional. Both are good, and both serve similar goals, but if you require a professional haircut, brushing your hair at home just won’t achieve that.” Brand explains.
He also expressed that “Another metaphor could be the distinction between a) engaging in stretching at home and b) going to a chiropractor. They may seem similar in approach and goal (e.g. optimal physical functioning), and while stretching at home can have an enormous benefit and be highly recommended, if you have a pinched nerve, just stretching on your own at home may not effectively address that issue. Another example: when I have a headache, I don’t immediately go to a neurologist. I might start with taking Ibuprofen, but there are some headaches that simple over-the-counter medication will not properly treat.”
Momoa taking a bubble bath after a long day
According to the professor, “one way to think of this is the scaling of resources in any one domain. In the domain of art, there are many ways that people can gain benefits from engaging their creative process. One relatively simple, inexpensive, and low-commitment way to do this is through coloring books. Engaging one’s creativity within the relationship with a trained art therapist is likely to be a more thoughtful and in-depth activity with more sustained results.”
When asked about the increased popularity in adult coloring books the Professor explained, “I think that coloring books for adults have become so popular in the last decade because of a combination of marketing and nostalgia.”
“One the marketing end, there are so many different kinds of coloring books out there: ones that are funny, clever, adorable, and beautiful. These play into our personalities, interests, and things that bring us joy. There are coloring books that play into trending phenomenon like mindfulness, and books that mimic famous works of fine art. There are books that cater to animal lovers, or unicorn lovers, and I even saw your article of the Jason Momoa coloring book.”
She continued: “My colleague has a book with elaborate and ornate profanity words, and a friend had a book dedicated to her fight with cancer. There seem to be books that play to all interests, which make good gifts and gimmicks, and like everything else in our culture, if it’s sold to us well, it’s likely to do well.”
I think the other issue is nostalgia, which may be real or perceived. Some people loved coloring as children, or have memories of escaping into coloring pages, the clear definition of boundaries, and the freedom to maintain or to break those boundaries at will without consequences from the world or others. Coloring books allow for that freedom,” she said.
“For folks who didn’t love coloring as children, or don’t have fond memories of escaping to coloring books, it might feel like a lost opportunity that they now get to visit. There is a perceived nostalgia in connecting with activities that we think that children do or should enjoy. We get to be childlike or more spontaneous, whimsical, and in the moment when we color, which is contrary to what is often expected in adulting.”
Colouring improves focus
Art helps you improve mental health and well being. It is also considered a therapy in psychology that will help “explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.”
Though coloring is not a therapy it provides certain benefits like improving focus and being mindful.
And if Jason Momoa is not your cup of tea, there are also other books to choose from: