Thursday, 23 April 2015

Colouring In For Adults

There's a new craze sweeping the globe and it's got everyone reaching for their pencil bags! Adults all over the world are taking up one of our favourite childhood past-times, colouring in. Indeed, colouring books aimed at adults are selling like crazy. In a world where stress and deadlines are no stranger to us, it can be remarkably comforting to pick up a soothing, zen-like creative hobby, and the pen-and-paper aspect of colouring in also provides us with a much-needed break from staring at a screen all day.

My first re-introduction to colouring in was with this post from CupcakeMummy. I quickly downloaded and printed a copy of the page, grabbed my koki pens and slowly started filling the page with bright colours. This was the final object (it's now cheering up my desk at work!). [Pardon the bad lighting, these photos were taken at my desk!]


I've also done this mandala-style owl in very girly colours! (download the free printable here)


Now that I've caught the bug, I've been looking at actual colouring in books for adults. I was recently in PNA and saw this one on display, so I just had to get it! (It's also available in English - although the only difference is the cover. I've since seen it in several bookstores, both online and brick-and-mortar.) It has a mixture of bold geometric patterns with some more intricate designs (I'll post some pictures once I've coloured a few in.) I've also got my eye on a few of the Creative Haven Colouring books, also available on Takealot.



3 comments:

  1. I bought that exact book about a month ago.. My favourite thing to do before bed now!

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  2. I've got the same colouring book, well, the English version! It just leapt in to my basket at the supermarket a year or two ago. I don't know what it is, but I find colouring in so theraputic and I've noticed a lot of other bloggers saying the same thing. :)

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