Colouring has been a favourite past time of mine for a long time. I used to love doing it as a kid. And guess what? I still do. And I think I still draw like a kid, my drawings will prove so later, but gosh they were fun to do.
I had this old granny as a neighbour, and her grand daughter used to come and visit. As I was an only child, she seemed pretty cool to me. One day she taught me to colour. Seriously. She could do it really well and there are secrets to doing it well. I will let you in on them. Right now. Bet you can’t wait.
She had this cool technique of going around the edges darker, then shading inside lightly. AND you need to colour in the same direction. Choose a direction and stick to it.
For me colouring is meditative. It gives me a focus, enables me to think calmly, and there is a great outcome, a pretty picture.
The other morning I felt the urge to draw and colour my Mum. It came out pretty well. I drew her from memory. I tried to capture her essence and beauty. What do you think?
Then I drew my Dad. He came out like a bit of a Euro pimp… haha! But it was still fun.
Colouring has brought me a lot of joy lately. I like working within the lines, creating something beautiful and having some quiet time.
There seems to be an explosion of adult colouring books around too. I don’t mean erotic ones… I mean detailed cool and wonderfully creative designs to colour out your little heart! They really are delightful.
So I hope you liked my crazy colouring post. When was the last time you coloured anything? Give it a go! It really is quite a fun thing to do.
I posted this to my Instagram the other day. I bought a new mag and some new coloured pencils and had a cup of tea, and that all spelled happiness for me. The simple things in life right?
What simply thing makes you feel a little bit happier on the inside?
“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”
― Vincent van Gogh