In an earlier post I talked about trying to complete some of the tasks I featured on Photo Friday last September. This one is ongoing, but it’s gratifying that friends have had some quiet Craft Nights to exercise the chance to color.
Lynne and I have been coloring together since we were kids. Even then, just getting to our teens, we were “too old” to color, but we never believed that. There’s no such thing as “too old” to color. We like to think we were MANY years ahead of the adult coloring craze that’s now possibly in its waning days–though not for us. Coloring is a chance for companionship and conversation; an escape from stress; and at times, an opportunity to process sadness.
Here are some examples of what we’ve been doing.
Lindsey’s lovely ombre effect. What happens when artists color.
Tom’s first from a dragon coloring book he received Christmas 2015!
He received this coloring book this past Christmas. Apparently the movie was not so good, but the illustrations in the coloring book are excellent. It should be fun.
Lynne did these two:
Her biggest crowd-pleaser was this one:
This one was totally created for Rhonda to color!
I think this is one I did that same night:
I did this one over a couple of Craft Nights:
Lynne has one still in progress:
Some bright colors from Lindsey on this one:
Here’s one of the books I’m looking forward to:
I finished this one last summer. I think I Instagrammed it but never put it here.
I should send this one to Marika to do in honor of Teddy:
I forgot to put my Christmas angels out this past holiday! Some of you may remember that a few years ago, Marika sent some of these angels out to friends to color as a surprise for me. The offer still stands. I have plenty of angel books and will happily mail an angel to you to color if you send your mailing address to me at email@example.com. Then you’ll be part of the next Houndstooth Hall holidays!