Happy December 28th everyone!
I know, I know. Nothing really special about this date. Except now we’re past Christmas, and past Boxing Day, and can finally relax a bit. I’m taking advantage of the unseasonable warmth and going on a hike later today, but this morning was all about relaxing with a mug of cocoa and one of my favorite presents: an adult coloring book!
I’ve been seeing these everywhere this year, and even bought one for my sister-in-law-to-be. But I’ve been coloring and making my own coloring pages for years. So I was super excited to open not one but two coloring books. One is actually a calendar, so I’m excited for the challenge of coloring a page a month.
The other is an adult coloring book with animal designs published by Blue Star. My sister got one too and we’ve been coloring together. I thought I’d share some of my finished pages, as well as a WIP.I tackled this one first, as it was one of the simpler designs. It was delightful using prisma colored pencils for this. I’ve not really used them much since I took art classes, but they were perfect for this book.
These are supposed to be super relaxing. And they are, at first. But as I get closer to finishing, I get sort of frantic to complete each page, so that’s a bit of a drawback. But still, super fun!
And the pages are sturdy enough to even stand up to watercolors! Or at least water color pencils…Anyway, that’s how I’ve been relaxing. I hope you’ve all found something as well!