Friday, June 26, 2015

Adult Colouring-in Books

Okay... I'm jumping on the band wagon!

This is something I very rarely do, and I'm doing it because I have loved to colour in since I was very young; and have been an artist for so long that painting and colouring go hand-in-hand... 

So, yesterday, while I was out at Carindale Westfield Shopping Centre looking around at Riot Art, I bought 'Animal Kingdom' by Millie Margotta. It wasn't a cheap book but it was worth it... and really I was looking for medium-sized magnets, and they were out of stock - it seems all the stores are.

Well, I bought this book after looking at them all and haven't regretted it.  It's filled with so much and I don't want to just jump in and colour it in - as I'm not one to do that to an expensive book.  I'm going to photocopy some of the pages and colour them in and then after a while, I'll colour the originals in properly with good pencils.

I know that sounds weird, but because I don't have that much money laying around, I feel as though I have something here that needs to be savoured, relished and enjoyed to the very end... and that is just what I'm going to do.  Until my next post, happy reading.


  1. Yes, savoring! Extend the pleasure as long as possible! Photocopying the pages to color sounds like an excellent idea! I hope you will post pictures!

    1. Most definitely! And seeing the books cost around the $25.00 mark, I'm not in any hurry to colour the originals in ... I'll buy them all, photocopy them, and then wait a while to colour them all in. Maybe go on a holiday and do it. :D

      And of course - there will be photos! :D