Thursday, May 12, 2016

COLORING ... Have You Joined the Craze? (and why you should)

Have you joined the recent coloring craze?

I have always enjoyed coloring ... as a first grade teacher, with my own kids and even now, I enjoy pulling out the crayons, colored pencils and markers.


When the girls were young, we had periodic coloring contests. After dinner, we would all (Dave, too) choose a picture and chat and laugh around our dining room table while we all colored. Then we voted on our favorite. (no one really cared who won)

As a young wife, I enjoyed Alexandra Stoddard's books on decorating, puttering, routines etc. I remember coloring the pictures in her book, while I recovered from getting my wisdom teeth pulled.


Psychologist are recommending coloring as a relaxation technique. And coloring books for adults are popping up in Europe and the U.S.

Are you in? (I am)

I have been enjoying the books designed by Paige Tate. I recently colored this page for my friend who is having knee surgery. I sent it off with a few pages for her to color while she recovers. 

  

So, join in the fun. It is relaxing and you can send some encouraging mail off to friends that need it. 

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I have joined the fun. I first started coloring at a vintage trailer gathering with girlfriends. It's such a relaxing way to spend time to unwind. Love the picture you did for your friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. I'm in! Or I should say, I WAS in, until I pulled a ligament in my thumb! That should surprise no one ... I am the girl who blew out a shoulder knitting and got carpal tunnel playing Ruzzle!

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  3. I'm in....we love coloring in this house of many people :)

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  4. Glenda,

    I've heard a lot about the restorative qualities of coloring and I have seen the interesting themed books in a lot of places. Also, many bloggers who enjoy it. I recently bought a pretty book with garden plants and a pack of pens. I've yet to try it. I'm busy and I know this might be a way to slow down and focus. Yet I think of my dear husband who is working a 10 hour day while I'm at home coloring. Not sure what to do.

    How are those grandchildren? :)

    Jane

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  5. I've always loved coloring since I was young and never stopped. I'm glad it's become so popular again- it's so relaxing! Now I'm not the only one in my friend group with a stack of coloring books. :) Also, I enjoy your blog, Glenda!

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  6. This weekend I was at a Christian festival in The Netherlands and there were a lot of coloring books available with Bible themes and scriptures... I was tempted to buy some :) I might still go and do it. Thanks.

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