Colour me crazy
Adult colouring books and no, not the dirty kind!
I made a surprising purchase recently, adult colouring books. I had seen these around the last six months or so and it is one of those things that once you see one, you see them everywhere. There are different schools of thought on adult colouring books. Some describe them as art therapy, although art psychotherapists might disagree, others say it’s a fad and others say it’s a hobby.
I haven’t quite made my mind up yet on this new activity/fad, or whatever you want to call it. I bought mine because the designs were gorgeous and I thought this would be a nice way to explore colour, a different set of skills and to try to focus my mind on something new. With my Wallpaper Colouring Book and my Vintage Colouring Book in hand, I started colouring, but quickly discovered a few issues with it. The most obvious thing is that I don’t really like colour so my natural instinct is to keep everything black and white! My other issue is that I’m feeling rather indecisive at the minute so trying to decide what colour to permanently put on the paper is causing all kinds of internal conflict. First world problems I know!
For now I’m sticking with it as I think it is alway a good to develop news skills. Even more so, I like the idea of focusing on one task at a time and I’m hoping this will help. After a recent chat with Hilda by Design who pointed me in the right direction regarding quality pencils, I think I will invest and keep this going. Let me know if you have tried this. It would be great to hear how you’re getting on with it.