When I made my first baby step into adult coloring, the few I had heard the most about were sold out online. So, I headed to my closest book store (remember bookstores???) to touch and feel what everyone was so hyped about.
I didn’t want to spend my hard-earned cash unnecessarily.
Unfortunately, the store’s display with its small selection of adult coloring books was very picked over – the only ones left were over $20; As a rank beginner I wasn’t ready to make that investment. My husband and I headed out of the store, and as we passed the magazine stand and lo and behold, we saw a few nice-looking coloring magazines at a more reasonable price. I picked up
Relax with Art – Colouring for Adults – Issue 2 for $8.99 (list was £2.99). Continue reading “My First Adult Coloring Book was … a Magazine”
Adult coloring books have been a trend for over a year now I have been using coloring as a stress reliever and for general escapism from everyday life. Coloring also seems to have the unintended benefit of helping my concentration and breaking my writer’s blocks. It is a wonderful way to alleviate boredom in a creative, productive way.
However, if you are like me, you haven’t colored in 20 – or more! – years. And you realize that when you start coloring again, crayons and kids’ cartoon coloring books just don’t cut it.
BUT WAIT….HOW DID THIS COLORING THING START??
The essential difference between a child’s coloring book and those for adults is that the artwork itself is sophisticated – you won’t be coloring a car from a cartoon movie, a bunny or a fairy princess. Continue reading “ADULT COLORING – WHY?”