Colours of yesterday is specially designed for older people but suitable for all.
A new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people will support them to join millions worldwide who have discovered the joy and wellbeing that comes from colouring and mindfulness books.
Colours of yesterday: A creative colouring book for older people features drawings that are more accessible for older hands and eyes, with themes lovingly depicting the way things were.
Inspiring young Australian artist, Annette Innis, has used her skills as a portrait artist and experience teaching participatory art classes for older people (Arts on Prescription) to create Colours of yesterday.
"Colours of yesterday is strongly influenced by my lifelong love of hearing stories set in the 'good old days'," Annette said.
"Art can be relaxing, challenging and fulfilling, and when mixed with personal sharing and a healthy sprinkle of nostalgia, the results are absolute magic!"
Alongside Annette's 30 original drawings are real-life stories, which further bring to life the warm familiarity of the past while opening a door of connection and learning for younger family and friends.
Drawing on expertise from the Centre of Positive Ageing in western Sydney and experience from the ground-breaking Arts on Prescription program, Colours of yesterday is an important new resource and possibly an Australian-first.
Professor Chris Poulos, Director of the Centre for Positive Ageing, said, "There's growing evidence that shows how involvement in the creative arts can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing in those who participate.
"Through Arts on Prescription we've seen how talented our participants are and witnessed firsthand some of the benefits they have gained by being creative. We hope to extend this experience through Colours of yesterday."