Quite a while ago, I had author Michele Hauf visit my blog as a guest to talk about her hobby. Michele is big on coloring, which was interesting to me. I loved coloring as a kid, but hadn’t done any in a long time. (Here’s her guest post, but since I moved the content from my old host to this one, the pictures are missing.) After Michele visited, I picked up a few interesting colouring books, but didn’t get started on much of anything.
As I’ve been working through The Artist’s Way, though, I’ve been struck by how many times Julia Cameron (the author of that workbook) talks about letting your artist play. The artist is like a child, she says, and needs to play with color or whatever. I went to a hobby shop this past week as my artist date, fully intending to look for a couple of specific things (which they didn’t have. Ha!) Right inside the door, though, was a display of posters to color. They weren’t expensive and there was only one left of what I thought was the best design. Clearly, it was waiting for me!
This is the one I picked up – it’s called The Key from Stuff2Color.com. (I do not, however, believe that the dragon is the bad guy. 🙂 ) I don’t like coloring with markers, so I bought myself a new set of 60 colored pencils. I’ve only just begun, but am really enjoying it. Coloring is letting my mind sort out plot puzzles, just like knitting does.
Do you like to color? What was the last thing you colored?