I have never been one to keep up with trends. In fact, it seems like I habitually engage in new things at the tailend of their popularity.
I first noticed Adult Colouring books at the National Gallery in London in January 2015. I thought it was the coolest thing as I have always been a big fan of colouring. We got them for a few friends whom we thought might enjoy them.
We have watched the bookstore shelves swell & wane with colouring books of all brands and designs. It took me only a year to buy myself one.
This week’s photo challenge is Abstract, to take a look at something familiar from a different perspective (close-up or distance shot) so that we discover something new about it.
One of the reasons I enjoy colouring is the focus on the colours, strokes and the repetitive process. I am not thinking of what the bigger picture is or worrying about whether the finished product will look a certain way. It really is enjoying the moment with the pen/pencil and paper.
Often, Younger Daughter & I colour together. Usually in companionable silence. It has become our shared quiet activity.