Did you color in coloring books where you were little?
I did. I loved it when my mom would color with me, she on one page of the open book and me on the other. I thought her side was so beautiful, graceful and flowing… and in the lines of course. 😉 She taught me a trick, to outline the part I wanted to color and then it was easier to stay inside the lines (if I wanted to… it was never ‘expected’, I just liked the harmony of it).
Even with a degree in art I still love to color. And I don’t mean creating sale-able art, but just coloring in coloring books… for fun… for meditation… to play with color… to make my inner child grin…
I have graduated to adult coloring books.
I think in the 25 plus years I’ve colored, I’ve gone through at least three Ruth Heller cat coloring books! I’m going to have to buy some of her other designs…
I use art markers now instead of crayons.
But I still outline! I just do it afterward to add dimension.
A few weeks ago, after coloring with a young friend, I pulled out my coloring books again. This time I used some colored pencils my little friend gave me and I’m enjoying coloring with them in the kitchen while my husband cooks dinner.
It’s been awhile since I’ve colored and I’m enjoying the colored pencils (although I got out my Design Spectracolor pencils to augment the set of Crayola Twistables 😉 )
No matter how many colors I have, however, I still have a favorite color palette!
And many of my women have red hair… 😉
I’m so delighted to get out my coloring books again, it’s lovely to just play.
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