Colour Me Calm

So I have to say that admittedly the timing for me starting this blog was not great.  I had every intention of getting lots of reading in and doing regular posts.  But then the Summer Holidays happened and with that all my great plans for posting went out the window. 

I now have my five year old at home with me every day and with him being a boy, he has energy in bucket loads.  So my days have been taken up with organising activities, making the most of the sun (when we get it), arranging play dates and basically being a chauffeur and personal entertainer for said five year old.

So with this being Ireland and rain being inevitable, I had to come up with a plan to keep both of us happy when cooped up inside.  There is only so much I can take of Junior Monopoly, Fireman Sam hoses and ladders and jumping around pretending to be a Ninja. So out came the colouring books.

My First Attempt at Adult Colouring| Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom

butterfly1Yes …. move over kids- adult colouring books have become all the rage this past year and are here to stay.  Luckily for me, Dylan absolutely adores art and can spend hours on end colouring in. 

So to mix things up for us, a few times a week we  sit down together, Dylan with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s colouring book and me with my Animal Kingdom book.  We pass the hours colouring, chatting and picking out different shades to use.  It has become a real bonding experience for us both 🙂

There is something so satisfying about deciding on various shades to use and watching these images come to life.  I am also part of a Facebook Colouring Group.  In this group, members get the opportunity to share their finished pictures.  It is a fantastic forum for getting ideas and I find it very inspiring to go on there.  The great thing too is that you don’t have to be an artist or brilliant at drawing. 

It is a form of therapy for de-stressing and it is also a way of being mindful.  I find that when I am colouring in, I am really in the moment and rarely am thinking about anything else.  This is great for stress relief.  And the best thing about colouring as an adult is you don’t have to stay between the lines !!! 😉

Animal KingdomIf you are interested in checking out some colouring books online, Amazon have a fantastic range.  Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most popular books at the moment and can be purchased here http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/184994167X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439124599&sr=1-1&keywords=animal+kingdom+colouring+book

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19 thoughts on “Colour Me Calm

  1. Dimple Malhotra says:

    Even I used to take on coloring during summer holiday, they are just so relaxing. 😀
    Your post brought back the memories of the numerous coloring books I owned and the amount of different types of crayons, paint, color pencils, sketch pens I owned was insane. 😛

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  2. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    Gorgeous picture. I love how this colouring book craze is taking bookstores by storm. I do my colouring with my mum when she visits, it’s such a pleasant way to pass the time.

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  3. Nicola Belton says:

    I have this book Nicola it’s great, I bought it for the children in school but decided I needed it much more than them. I love it!!! So calming!!!!

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    • Nicola | BookBunny says:

      It’s such a lovely relaxing hobby Ana. I have to say though that I am guilty of spending more time on Amazon looking to add to my collection of colouring accessories than colouring itself. Lol 🙂

      You should check it out. All you need is one colouring book and a set of good quality pencils to get started.

      I would really recommend faber castell polychromos or staedtler ergo soft pencils 🙂 xx

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