To buy myself a colouring book?

(221 Posts)
TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 12-Jan-13 22:23:05

I used to love doing them as a kid! I quite miss them to be honest. I'm itching to get one and dig out some crayons grin

Should I?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 12-Jan-13 22:23:44

Yes go for it !!

OddBoots Sat 12-Jan-13 22:23:52

If you want to then do it, it's not like it's an expensive hobby. smile

AliceWChild Sat 12-Jan-13 22:24:13

Yes! I've done them as an adult

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sat 12-Jan-13 22:24:44

I love colouring in, it is so easy and theraputic.

I have been known to sneak a go of DD's Bumper Colouring book from time to time (normally when she's in bed) grin

discorabbit Sat 12-Jan-13 22:24:56

ozzy osbourne does this doesn't he. grin

boxoftricks Sat 12-Jan-13 22:25:12
Geekster Sat 12-Jan-13 22:25:29

YANBU go for it.

sausagesandwich34 Sat 12-Jan-13 22:27:00

I got one for christmas from my sister and some felt tip pens which I am allowed to use on the sofa!!!

I was thrilled

BsshBossh Sat 12-Jan-13 22:27:55

I love colouring in too - very meditative. You can get lovely colouring books for older children/adults eg geometric patterns, intricate flowers, Picasso paintings (I bought a bunch in both the Tate Modern and Foyles bookshop in London).

MikeLitoris Sat 12-Jan-13 22:28:05

Dd1 has a beatiful colouring book of fairies.

I bought her a few from the works for christmas.

Use pencils instead of crayons. Less likely to go outside the lines grin

discorabbit Sat 12-Jan-13 22:28:46

does anyone remember big geometic prints that we coloured in in the 70s? they came in tubes?

My mum got me one for Christmas!!

YorkshireDeb Sat 12-Jan-13 22:29:55

It's so relaxing. I'm sure if everyone did a bit of colouring in the world would be a happier place! X

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 12-Jan-13 22:30:33

Slightly disappointed it isn't rude blush

I was actually thinking of this one.

50shadesofpink Sat 12-Jan-13 22:30:57

Exactly what Briancox said!

I love colouring and am often found with the DD's colouring books! Very therapeutic!

MinnieBar Sat 12-Jan-13 22:34:16

Threads like this someone always links to this kind of thing

MikeLitoris Sat 12-Jan-13 22:36:04

Why did I clink that link??

Some mightily odd folk in this world.

exexpat Sat 12-Jan-13 22:37:15

Doodle Designs do lots of fairly grown-up colouring books, eg Impressionists, stained glass, garden designs etc - assuming you'd like something more complicated than Disney princesses?

DD also has some fairly sophisticated ones we found at HobbyCraft - Japanese woodblock prints and that sort of thing.

exexpat Sat 12-Jan-13 22:39:39

Or this botanical patterns one looks rather good.

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 12-Jan-13 22:41:19

I have ordered the horse one I linked to, can't wait until it's here! grin

Fakebook Sat 12-Jan-13 22:44:20

Yanbu. I did some colouring in with dd today. Then we decorated the hats we'd coloured in with stickers. It's very therapeutic IMO.

tiredoftrying Sat 12-Jan-13 22:44:28

I do them now an then ,love it till my kids find an take over then that's it I have to think about another lol ,its not the same when someone else has done a few pics in it

pointythings Sat 12-Jan-13 23:01:49

I love colouring in and bought myself a stained glass patterned book in August - I borrow the DDs posh artist standard felt tips and add in special effect with Crayola Glitter Gel pens (these are brilliant, superb coverage, very smooth and last forever.

It's a form of meditation to me!

YANBU at all. I love doodling/colouring. Used to love those pattern books and still yearn for the giant colouring posters which came in a tube - we had some amazing ones and they were big enough to fit about 8 kids around at once, on a table in the garden!

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