I recently purchased the ‘Secret Garden’ adult colouring-in book which I started on a few days ago. The designs are sooooooo intricate (as you can see in the book cover picture above). So, at NZ$25 it’s a bargain because it will most likely take me 10 years to finish it!
From a young girl I have always loved colouring and whenever the kids get out the felts, I love jumping in and doing it with them! At first I felt a little bit embarrassed about my adult colouring-in book, but now it’s become a “trend” and more and more people are jumping on the colouring wagon, so I don’t feel so silly.
For me, it’s simply something I can do to stop my brain from fizzing but not have to concentrate too much that I find it draining. Some claim it reduces depression, anxiety and stress levels. Maybe. I’m just enjoying re-visiting my childhood interest! And it ties in nicely with our family’s recent “no electronics for 3 nights a week” stance.