Colouring Books

I’ve always loved coloring in… I loved colouring in as a child, I loved colouring in with my children, I love colouring in with my grandchildren, and I still love colouring in for myself… Several years ago my youngest daughter bought me two adult colouring books and a set of coloured pencils from a local pound shop (equivalent to a dollar store in the US) ‘just to see how I got on’… And all these years on I still have those two original books, filled with hours of fun and relaxation and enjoyment, and have another half a dozen or so books besides, all kept on a bookshelf and added to as the mood takes me, sometimes using the softer shades of coloured pencils and sometimes using bright gel pens. Some of my latest colouring designs are shown above… πŸ™‚

Weekly Prompts: Colouring Books

17 thoughts on “Colouring Books

  1. “I’ve always loved coloring in… I loved colouring in as a child, I loved colouring in with my children, I love colouring in with my grandchildren, and I still love colouring in for myself…” you are describing me to a T!

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  2. I enjoy coloring too, but like Paula, holding the pen or pencil makes my hands really sore. So now I tend to do it through Photoshop or Paint, and you’ve given me a new goal/resolution for the New Year … to carve out time to create like that. Thanks, Ruth! Beautiful artwork BTW and thanks for the nod to that fabulous prompt! πŸ˜€

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  3. Colouring in doesn’t hold my attention for long enough I get bored with it too quickly – there always seems to be something else I’d rather be doing. Yet, I used to love colouring books both as an adult and a child, now it seems the old lady has moved on!

    Your colouring is beautiful Ruth, well done for having the patience. πŸ™‚

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    1. When I just get too frazzled with life, I find colouring in makes me slow down and focus on something other than whatever is making me feel so stressed… so it’s become part of my coping mechanism, and helps me stop and rest when I most need to πŸ™‚

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