New Obsession: Adult Coloring

Over the past few months, I have been seeing more and more of this come to be popular.

Over the past week, though I have been very curious about it. One of the major aspects that drew me to this is the “artsy” aspect. I have always had a fascination with this, but have never been able to really pursue it since the best I can do with drawing is stick figures. Where I am at locally, whenever I mention “adult coloring” I get blank looks so its not even known about at all. But considering I live out west, and this didn’t start in the states I know its not well known here. But its beginning to. I love the artist of the book I just got “Secret Garden. I love her illustrations, and all have been done by hand instead of digitally done as most of the other “coloring” books. And I had some fun stuff ordered so I could start this with a great start.

  1. Secret Garden by Johanna Bradford
  2. Prismacolor Pencils 150 set. I found a good deal for these online so I decided to grab the full set and it has a beautiful combo of colors.
  3. Colorless Blenders

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Then I wanted to share my first work. Not a big deal, but I had fun with this one. This is the dust jacket of the actual book that you can color. Worked great with just the pencils, although I wasn’t able to do much blending of colors or shading because of the thicker material of the paper. But I can’t wait to try it out in the actual book. I have seen some of the work others have done, and WOW. Some people really go all out with adult coloring.

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Over this weekend, I did this and I am loving this. Its a fun habit, and its an perfect activity while listening to my latest audiobook or watching my tv obsession “blue bloods”. Haven’t decided what I will do for building the background….thinking about doing a mix of pastels….blues, yellows and pinks. What do you think? Or should I go more bolder with black and a brown? What was most fun was how relaxing it was to do this. Work, the blog and just life in general has been pretty stressful lately. So this has been so great for me, for the weekend at least for a couple of days to take a break and find something new. I don’t plan on doing this all of the time, just a little bit each day. I have been missing reading and it’s only been two days.