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Adult colouring books.

(56 Posts)
henetha Tue 13-Oct-15 11:12:51

Have you tried these adult colouring books that are so popular these days? I received a couple, together with nice pens and pencils, for my recent birthday. Amazingly, it's wonderful and very relaxing. I get really caught up in trying to keep inside the lines, and use nice colours.
I happened to mention to a neighbour that I now do adult colouring and he said it sounds pornographic! Well, maybe there are porno ones in the shops, but mine are just flowers and scenery etc. smile

whitewave Tue 13-Oct-15 11:16:47

My daughter gave me one a couple of weeks ago. Yes I do find it relaxing, but a bit pointless, but I suppose the relaxing bit IS the pointwink

Judthepud2 Tue 13-Oct-15 19:56:52

Yes I am quite into it. I got Millie Marotta's 'Animal Kingdom' for my birthday. Much better quality than most of those on the market that I have seen. I have now purchased a range of fine nib coloured gel pens including glitter ones (oh joy). I haven't an artistic bone in my body but enjoy experimenting with colours and I find it nearly as relaxing as ironing wink

Crafting Tue 13-Oct-15 20:07:59

Jud you find ironing relaxing!!!shockshock. Please let me help you relax by sending mine over to you grin I have a colouring book too but haven't had the time to use it yet. Perhaps I'd better try it out.

ninathenana Wed 14-Oct-15 00:55:59

It's one of my favourite pass times.

Marmark1 Wed 14-Oct-15 07:47:22

Me too.been doing it long before it became fashionable ,that and jig saws.

Judthepud2 Wed 14-Oct-15 08:32:35

Thanks for the offer Crafting but I have enough of my own and DD's ironing to keep me well relaxed grin

whitewave Wed 14-Oct-15 08:46:26

Oh yes jigsaws! That reminds me, we always get a couple of Christmas ones - have loads in the loft must get them ready for the charity shop.

Maggiemaybe Wed 14-Oct-15 09:16:16

I've just finished a big Christmas jigsaw - apart from the one missing piece, that is... angry

Luckygirl Wed 14-Oct-15 09:20:18

Yes - I have these colouring books and I enjoy them - although I only occasionally have time for them. My DD gave me one that adds a new dimension to the adult in adult colouring book - it is the Karma Sutra! Hmmm.

ninathenana Wed 14-Oct-15 11:36:30

grin Luckygirl

whitewave Wed 14-Oct-15 11:38:57

Wow lucky I would feel embarressed colouring In some bits

henetha Wed 14-Oct-15 14:34:57

Oooh, my neighbour was right then. smile

Luckygirl Wed 14-Oct-15 18:52:13

I have not attempted to colour it - and not sure I ever will!

Treebee Wed 14-Oct-15 20:52:13

Yes, I have a colouring book and lovely colourful pencils. It's relaxing and a joy to do. I might log off and get to it...

WilmaKnickersfit Wed 14-Oct-15 21:50:24

Judthepud2 I was thinking about buying one of these colouring books, so can I ask in what way the quality can differ? I know the Millie Marotta range is quite expensive, but I'm not sure why. smile

Marelli Wed 14-Oct-15 22:17:26

I won a really good one in a raffle! What are the best colouring pencils to use?

jogginggirl Wed 14-Oct-15 23:13:58

I have acquired about 4 over the last few years and never used one! I'm going to take one on holiday with me and hopefully I will find it relaxing hmm

henetha Thu 15-Oct-15 15:05:40

My family gave me a selection of fine-nibbed pens, jel pens, glitter pens, and coloured pencils. Also, a book which consists of postcards which after being completed can then be posted.

Marigoldfoo Thu 15-Oct-15 20:56:55

I think they're great but oh are they cashing in on it, saw some in Asda today £6!

Judthepud2 Fri 23-Oct-15 23:14:29

Sorry for the late reply Wilma. I have been away.

The Millie Marotta colouring books are printed on much better quality paper which doesn't leak through to the other side if you, like me, prefer to use fine tipped pens. Most of the books I have seen have heavy black outlines on thin paper which I find quite ugly. Millie's are beautifully produced fine lined drawings in complex patterns. I love using the gel and glitter pens too. If they are good quality they can produce stunning results. Cheap ones are a bit splodgy and don't last long. You get what you pay for.

WilmaKnickersfit Sat 24-Oct-15 00:10:10

Judthepud2 thanks for your reply. It does make sense. I have a lovely set of gel pens and I might treat myself now to a colouring book to go with them. smile

Falconbird Sat 24-Oct-15 06:43:00

I bought a calendar with a page to colour in for every month. for my dil for Christmas.

I thought she could colour them in with my little gd and it would help my gd learn the days of the week, months, seasons etc.,

MamaCaz Sat 24-Oct-15 09:10:44

Falconbird: I like the sound of calendars to colour. I must try Googling them.

I noticed that Waterstones are selling postcards to colour in as well as the books. For those who enjoy colouring but don't feel they can justify doing it just for the sake of it, these would give the activity a purpose. Once coloured, the postcards could be sent as thank you cards etc.

Falconbird Sat 24-Oct-15 09:17:35

*mamaCaz" I found mine in the local corner shop.