Monday, April 25, 2016

Colour...to get the colour back into your life

A few days ago, I got into, what a lot of people call, a creative block. I'll mainly blame it on the hot, sweltering Bombay heat...but it has also got to do with the fact that the daily routine can get to people more often than we think. Especially those who are constantly looking for some creative inspiration. So, in the midst of a dull day like that one, I decided to take a walk to the local book store to enliven my mind just a bit.

Among the various book shelves, I spotted colouring books. Now while I would have normally not halted before that shelf, simply because my Kiara is way past her colouring age, the words "Colouring book for adults" got my attention. 

As I opened them with the greatest of curiosity, I was greeted with numerous lovely designs and posters and drawings in black and white, waiting to be filled by people like you and me. 

While I didn't buy the book, the subject piqued my curiosity and I came home to do a bit of google research on colouring books. 

It's become a world wide phenomenon!!! More and more grown-ups all over the world are using colouring pages as a way of distressing. Colours, apparently, have some or the other connection which make handling stress a lot easier...and the activity of colouring drawings can have a profoundly soothing effect on the brain. 

Not only did I find a huge plethora of information on the subject, I also found thousands and thousands of colouring pages online. All you have to do is Google "Colouring pages for adults" and you can choose whatever you want to colour. 

What a fun way to relax! I thought I should share this with ya'll since, like me, there must be so many of you who will want to pursue this activity...just for fun. 
Here's my first colouring page...it's called Picasso!! Whaddya think??

My first colouring page

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