I’ve been hearing about this adult coloring book craze over the internet for quite some time now and I never really thought of actually getting my hands on it – no particular reason except the generic excuse of ‘I don’t have the time.’
But then! When I was shopping for (what turns out to be an epic) Christmas card (I’ll explain why so, maybe one of these days) there it is – a shelf full of adult coloring books!
So, I did came home with a copy tucked under my arm not knowing if I will ever lay a hand on it again after that day. Perhaps, I was so in the good mood then that I’m not over thinking stuff that I would normally over-think about – it’s more like whatever, I’m here it’s there, it’s not that expensive, (and even if it is I sooo deserve it) – so, what the heck? Buy it! AND I DID!
And as if by good chance, I kept finding myself sitting idle these past couple of weeks which is not very common because I’m used to having a full-load of work on a daily basis. And instead of looking for more work to tap what I consider to be normal workload for me – I just embrace it! My thought process is as long as I’m going to be able to pay the bills – I’m sitting back and I’m going to relax.
So, the coloring begins! I’m not surprised that I’m enjoying it – I guess because when I was little, I have always enjoyed this activity until…
Well – I grew up! And the coloring books were put away. Forgotten. Then I grew older. And life becomes complicated. Coloring books completely fell off my radar.
In my head – kids color books, adults paint or sculpt or do some grownup art stuff (which I clearly don’t have the skills for).
But if you’re really going to think about it – why not, right? Why the hell can you not color books anymore just because you’re adult now?
If it’s any consolation it’s called ‘adult coloring books’ for a reason!
And now, I’m just glad I tried. Surprisingly, it’s really very relaxing! No kidding! I know that it’s what the hype is all about – they say it’s like meditation and a great way to de-stress and all that, but finding it out for yourself is pretty cool if not amazing.
Last night, I think I spend a good hour coloring – I even turn the TV off so I can concentrate. It feels very calming. I’m just all about the strokes I’m making…very zen, right? Before I knew it, I was ready for bed.
I never got the hang of meditation but THIS – this I totally get. If it’s the same thing, well, good for me because I’m enjoying this.
In fact, I’m loving it!
So, what about you, have you tried adult coloring book?