18 May 2020

My Coloring Book

Do you like coloring books? It took me a while to warm up to them. I started with coloring postcards and was initially intimidated by the skinny lines (aren't we supposed to color within the lines?).

But in my attempt to "Do something creative everyday", I got this one four years ago. It's all about flowers (and I do love anything floral). 

It's the size of a paperback novel...very easy to carry around.  

I like to color with the seasons and experience what happens outdoors: daffodils in the spring, hydrangeas in the summer, mums in the fall, and poinsettias in the winter. 

I like to use watercolors and freshly sharpened colored pencils.

I usually try to finish a page in one sitting. But sometimes, I start the page and complete it on another day.

Here are a few samples of my work:

It's a quiet and relaxing activity. It makes me mindful but allows my mind to wander, too.

Once I've colored all the pages, I plan to turn it into a journal where I can write reflections on the blank back pages...TADA!


  1. I love the way the colors pop on the pages with the black backgrounds. Who would have thought "flowers" and "black" would look so pretty?!

    1. Don't you love all the possibilities?! Thanks Priscilla, stay well!


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