Archive | November, 2016

Coloring Craze…

4 Nov

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No one has been more surprised than me about the latest coloring book craze. Back in the day coloring books were the enemy of creativity and that made sense.  A kid with a crayon and a blank sheet of paper really learned to play with color, with materials with no restrictions about staying in the lines or using the correct colors. We do remember how important it was to STAY IN THE LINES!  (And NOT to color on the walls 🙂  I even remember a book called The Anti-coloring Book. Well, coloring books have taken over the bookstores not by the shelf but by the aisle. They’re in drugstores, specialty stores, stationery stores and who knows where else along with a myriad of colored pencils and markers.   I do believe coloring can be therapeutic, a great way to reduce stress or boredom, (although if you’re an artist or keep an art journal you’re never bored) but here’s a challenge.  Find a good permanent black marker and doodle your own coloring pages.  In this page, I used watercolors instead of colored pencils and I had blast.  I got to play with my watercolors without the pressure of having to create a watercolor masterpiece and as an added bonus I can journal in and around the spaces.  So give it a try and see what fantastic coloring pages you come up with.

 

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