Friday, January 27, 2017

Try It, You Might Like It #5: Coloring Books

"Try it, you might like it" - it's what someone says when they present you with some food you've never had before or your mom wants you to try on some clothes she picked out for you.  I'm using it here on the blog as inspiration to choose books in genres I don't normally read; to branch out from my reading comfort zones; and to maybe find some new favorites!

For this installment, I've chosen coloring books!  I was fairly artsy as a kid - I loved drawing and painting.  As I got older, I sort of fell out of it, but ever since my stepmom started a crafting club a few months ago, I've been getting back into it.  So for Christmas, I asked for colored pencils, sketchpads, and coloring books. 

Adult coloring books have become super-popular in the last couple years.  It's such a fun throwback to childhood and lots of people think they're great stress relievers.  There are coloring books for practically everything: simple ones like patterns, flowers, or gardens to specialized ones like those for Harry Potter or The Wizard of Oz fans.  And you can find them everywhere - from Amazon to Barnes & Noble to craft stores like Michaels and A.C. Moore.  There are even coloring pages on Pinterest that you can print out yourself, if you don't want to commit to a whole book! 

My sister and I found these books at Walmart:



I've actually been having a lot of fun with these coloring books!  When I took a little break from reading at the end of the year, this was a great activity to fill in the time.  It's something I can do while catching up on tv shows, and it lets me be creative without breaking the bank.  Coloring books are a definite keeper!

2 comments:

  1. I can't wait until Luna can appreciate coloring books. Then maybe she'll sit in one spot for more than 30 seconds.

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