OK folks - I have a confession to make. This is difficult, I'm even ashamed to admit it the fact that I have an addiction. It's been consuming me for weeks now. ::sigh:: I don't know how to say this so I'll just come right out with it.
I HAVE A COLORING ADDICTION!!! Please send help now!
I only half joke as it's true that I've been enjoying my adult coloring books much more than I should be. I have meaningful projects to get done like my kiddos' scrapbooks. And wonderful summer reading piling up in my ipad. But I'm obsessed with coloring the next mandala or flower scene I can get my hands on. Here's an idea of what I've been doing:
Colored pencils have been my tools of choice. I like being able to blend colors a bit and they're so good for that, plus they're easier for coloring in the little tight spaces. Especially on mandalas.
Love the fallish colors on this one - but no I'm not thinking Fall thoughts yet!!
These were both done with color crayons. The sun mandala was actually done with a bit of both (crayons and pencil). I've actually done a lot more mandalas too, but these are just some quick photos I've taken recently. I've done many more pages (again I'm sort of embarrassed to say). Lol
These are the culprits! Some reasonably priced adult coloring books from Barnes & Noble. There is just something so relaxing, though, about putting on some music or listening to a podcast and playing with color. I just love it! What is also nice is if I try to do some crafting or drawing with my MIL, she's just not capable of focusing or doing much. But if I hand her some colors and a page she focuses much longer and does very well with coloring something in. Here's one of her pages in progress:
The other nice thing that makes me feel better is that I have my Mom completely addicted too! hee hee I think she's colored even more pages than I have yet! We trade pages at times too. We both just love flipping through and looking at our completed work and how we played with colors in different ways. I like leaving some white and almost "negative space". My daughter has colored a few and she's into an explosion of color and colors EVERYTHING. I love it all!!
So do any of you color in adult coloring books and joined the latest craze? Do you have other fun "craft" addictions? Please tell me I'm not alone!!!