There’s a colourful list of reasons why adults of all ages enjoy crayons and a colouring book. It’s self-expression! It’s connection to our inner-child and creativity. In stressful times, colouring can help adults stay present and energized.
Some time ago, my grandfather was recovering from a heart attack in hospital. Over the course of a few weeks, he coloured every day. It clearly became part of his healing! He was able to keep his mind off his troubles and stay calm.
There are a list of therapeutic benefits to colouring:
- Relieves stress
- Improve mood
- Promotes socialization and reminiscing
- Helps to maintain motor function and coordination
- Provides a sense of accomplishment
That is why it was very important to find the perfect colouring book as our activity in the MySenior Spring box.
Rasm Print Creations is a small-business based in Ottawa, Ontario. Zahira is the creative mind and artist behind Rasm Print Creations. She has two small children and her work is fantastically unique. Her illustrations are beautiful, educational and meaningful. We felt connected to her story and we’re excited to share it with you.
Rasm Print Creations
The word “rasm” in Dari (one of the official languages of Afghanistan) translates to “draw” because she hand-draws everything and Afghanistan is her motherland.
The idea behind Rasm Print Creations was born out of a desire to create sketches while taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
“With every sketch I found myself being swept away to the countries of my childhood in the Middle East and Central Asia. In these sketches were snippets of what I had at one point called home and at times, still find myself calling home, as well as the beauty of the diverse cultures I grew up with,” Zahira says. “Each image I drew was different from the images the media showed about those regions of the world”.
At the core of Rasm Print Creations is the aim of using art as a tool to celebrate diversity while educating viewers about cultures that are portrayed in a singular and often negative light in mainstream media.
This is something that is incredibly important to her personally, but can be extended to anyone who is from a mixed-culture family, interacts with people from different cultures (such as educators, social workers, doctors or other professionals), or anyone who has an interest in learning about cultures different from their own.
The Global Adventures Colouring Book
This book takes us on an illustrative journey through some of the diverse sense around our beautiful planet Earth. Take an immersive adventure while colouring each page and learn something about other cultures and the diversity our world has to offer.
You can colour, and learn, at any age! Rasm Print Creations has a library full of products that showcase her country, culture and other parts of the world.
The Global Adventures colouring book will be an item in our MySenior Spring Box along with crayons so your loved ones will be ready to expressing themselves, explore and have some fun.