I have to say I'm a bit confused by all the coloring books I'm seeing on display in stores these days. I thought I was through coloring when I learned to color within the lines in first grade.
Adults are such suckers. Whoever thought this one up is making a ton of money. Supposedly coloring relieves stress. Not for me, choosing colors is very stressful.
I tried coloring when it first became the rage, but frankly I felt embarrassed to be seen at my age with a coloring book. What are you suppose to do with the pictures when you finish coloring them? I never was too much into paint by number pictures and this smacks of the same to me.
I relax knitting socks. At least I have something that keeps my feet warm to show for my work. A coloring book, not so much. If I worked a book of crossword puzzles or word games I'd be able so say I'd exercised my brain, but coloring books?
I've been hearing rumors the schools are talking about not teaching cursive handwriting anymore. Will coloring be the next to go out of school curriculum?
I'm wondering if this activity is considered politically correct in church? What about committee meetings? Funerals, perhaps in drab colors? Has anyone thought of passing these out to Congress? They aren't doing anything else, perhaps they would enjoy coloring.
I don't like to knit in the summer. I needed something to do with my hands that would keep me from falling asleep when I sit down. Walking through Target I picked up this book and pencils and will give coloring another chance. Perhaps I missed something the first time around.
Have you tried coloring books? Do they fill your artistic needs? What do you do with the pictures you've colored.