It was blogging friend Ron who got me interested in a new hobby, one that was supposed to be relaxing. Hmm, I thought, that could be an interesting way to occupy myself in spare moments. Did I say SPARE moments? I should refer to it as ‘difficult to tear myself away from’. I am engrossed with it. Of course, I realise you are wondering what on earth I’m talking about. Well, take a look at this.
Yes, it’s a colouring book. Shortly after reading about the idea this book was shown on television as an introduction to the latest adult craze.
I didn’t know there was an adult craze, but I do now. Along with an enormous box of chocolates, Joe bought the book as an Easter gift. I love it. I even ordered new felt tip pens and now, as already stated, I can’t leave it alone.
Of all the things I have done there were always guidelines. Cooking required a recipe, knitting and crocheting needed patterns, creating greeting cards needed the bits and pieces to design with, all because I lacked imagination and/or confidence. And now I have a book to colour, one filled with someone else’s talent for drawing. However, thanks to the artist, Joanna Basford, I am now engrossed in colouring. There is something soothing about bringing to life a few flowers, birds, and leaves (complete with caterpillars), deciding which colours to use, and once done making the decision about which picture to do next.
This is an adult craze that I can heartily recommend. Here's a few pictures of first attempts.
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