(Closed) Adult Colouring Books – thoughts?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Adult Colouring Books - What are your thoughts?

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  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Ugh… No thank you.  I do a lot of needlework to de-stress myself.  I can’t get over the notion of little kiddie coloring books, therefore i would not buy an adult one,  no matter how complex. 

    Post # 17
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    MsGinkgo:  I love them! I’ve always loved to color, but didn’t like coloring in “children’s coloring books” as the lines were too wide and simple and it typically involved a cartoon character. I find these incredibly relaxing, not to mention that some of the pages, once completed, look kind of awesome! I have made a note to gift everyone who I think will be interested with one of these this Christmas!

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve seen adult coloring books around and have read how they reduce stress, etc.  You ask what do I think of them?  People sure do have a lot of time and money on their hands.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    MsGinkgo:  Not sure your artistic level (mine is low, I’m crafty, not not artsy), but have you tried those paint by numbers paintings? Those sound appealing to me, haven’t yet tried it though

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My Mother-In-Law just bought one for me and her daughter. I really like it so far, except she wants to sit around and all color together to bond lol. I wanted one because it’s a good distraction for when you’re doing something, like watching tv, and your idle hands might reach for a snack, some wine, etc. If you give them, be sure to also include some pencils and a sharpener! It would be so cute. I’ve seen them at Michaels and Barnes and Noble for the cheapest prices. 

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

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    MsGinkgo:  You said your Dad and sister are pretty good artists, so I would recommend getting them the ones specifically for artists. I just saw some in AC Moore the other day. They have “Coloring for everyone” and “Coloring for artists.”

    I’m glad I saw the difference before I purchased. The ones for artists are so much more intricate and detailed I would never be able to get through one page!

    That being said, I love mine and it really does help me to de-stress and is so much fun! If you do get them one, I would also purchase a pack of fine tipped, non bleed markers to go with the book. I’ve tried it with regular crayons and colored pencils and I really prefer the glide and vibrance of markers.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Even as a child, I didn’t like to color.  So for me, this would be a dud.  However, I can see my sisters and mom loving this.

    Post # 24
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I actually just placed an order for one yesterday.  I’ll tell you Thursday how I like it.  🙂  There were some really nice ones on Amazon for like $4-6.  The colored pencils were $20.  So if I hate it, not too much wasted and I’m sure I can find a kid to give the pencils to.

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee

    Love them! Except sometimes choosing colors is stressful for me so I actually found a color by number one I love haha! Sometimes I switch out all of one number with a different color to personalize though 

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I thought it was dumb, but thought.. well why not.  I got a box of 50 crayola pencil crayons (not amazing quality, but good for the price) and printed off a couple free coloring pages (samples from books) on to good enough quality art paper.  I actually really enjoy it.  I’ve realized I prefer big images with limited details.. I did one page of the “secret garden” one and I don’t like that i can’t create colors and shades and details.. its literally just color in the white spots because they’re so small.  I like big ones where I can shade with different colors etc.  🙂  I’m definitely looking for more to etiher print or a book to purchase.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I bought one because I thought it would be a relaxing activity for me but it actually stresses me out. Maybe it’s because I bought a mandala one but I feel like I need to make it symetrical and match and I second guess my color choices and idk… It just didn’t work for me. It stresses me out just thinking about owning one. I feel like I NEED to color it.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee

    I bought myself one and I absolutely love it. Work can be stressful so it’s nice to come home and just shut my mind off and colour. I like the adult ones because it takes me hours to finish one picture, whereas with children’s colouring books, it would take a few hours and I’d be done the book. 

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t have a book, but I use my iPad for it and I absolutely love it. I have five different apps I use for it. It’s nice to come home from a long day and sit down with my iPad. Some of the apps I use even have relaxing music playing in the background. 

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee

    I have one and it really helps with my anxiety.

    I just need better pencils!

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