I have always enjoyed coloring and even as an adult often had a coloring book and box of 64 Crayola crayons in the house. The recent popularity of coloring as a hobby for adults has been a welcome trend.
I bought some of the newer coloring books aimed at adults and then stocked up on a variety of colored pencils and began to play.
A bamboo cutlery caddy from Bed Bath and Beyond (and you HAVE to stick your arms out and say Beyond like Buzz Lightyear when you say that) and some empty toilet paper tubes makes a fabulous portable pencil caddy.
I found a couple of groups on Facebook for coloring enthusiasts but most of them are too big and a bit random (and occasionally drama filled). Thanks to a friend I was introduced to a small group that is doing something incredibly fun.
We’re all using the same book and each week coloring one page and posting our finished work. We’re going to go through our current book one page per week and when we finish it in week 50 we’ll pick another book and continue. I am absolutely loving this. It’s so much fun to see the different takes on the same drawing. The variety of color schemes and media choices are interesting and inspiring. I like that it’s a relatively small group and hope it stays that way.
Here are a few of my recent attempts at creativity (click on images for larger versions)
Mostly I am having a great time. I find that coloring while watching TV in the evenings is very relaxing.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!