So I want to get into the world of adult coloring. It’s become a new fad now and I’m really interested in it, especially because it’s a “fad” for people with chronic illnesses to help them relax and de-stress, and Lord knows I need some of THAT in my life. 😛
These are the two coloring books I want to start out with!
I really like this one because, well, I love cats. Always have, always will. They are bitches, but I ADORE them. I worship my cats, practically. Especially Mango. That little shit is my life. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
This one was another OBVIOUS pick for me because, well, I love giraffes as well. Lol! And I KNOW the whole book isn’t about giraffes, but just having a coloring book with giraffes on the cover would be awesome for me because I collect (*coughcough*hoard*coughcough*) giraffe items. 😉
(Giraffe Jams from Jamberry)
(Assortment of giraffe things I own)
(Close-ups of giraffe pen pictures in giraffe assortment picture.)
(Notice the giraffe robe in this picture… BEST GOODWILL FIND EVER!!!!)
(Mango in my giraffe shopping bag.)
(My giraffe scrapbooking rolling suitcase bag.)
(Giraffe charms I plan to use on my bouquet for whenever I get married… Lol! I also have one of these on my charm bracelet. 😉 )
(And in the bottom left hand corner, you will see a giraffe eating some leaves. This was a collage I put together for a project my therapist gave me, and of course I had to include the giraffe because I love giraffes…and also Castiel… 😉 The sticker beside the Cas pic reads “Tall, Dark, and Mine”, haha!)
And that’s most of my giraffe stuff. LOL! I like posting pics of stuff on this blog. It’s fun! I’m having a lot of fun with this blog, I must admit, and it’s actually really theraputic for me, as it keeps my mind focused on something other than all the negativity that I usually focus on. 😀 So yah for that!
Back to the coloring part, which was what I STARTED writing about, lol!
When it comes to actually COLORING the pages, these are the tools I want to use, based on a guide I read online about coloring that was recommended to me by a friend who is SUPER into coloring, lol!
The review on these was really good, so I’d like to invest in them, because they’re less than $15 for 30, though I’m sure it’ll be a little over $15 with shipping. 😛
Seriously, 50 pencils for $9.99?! And they got a good review?! Sign me up!
This set is expensive, running around $40, but it’s THREE COLORS IN ONE PENCIL!!!! THAT IS SOOOOOO COOL! This is on my “wish list”. Lol! 😉
These are the best of the best in the colored pencil world, so therefore they are expensive. That means they are on my “wish list”. Lol. 😛
This got really great reviews as well and was the reviewers first choice in colored pencils, and it’s really inexpensive, so this would be a great set for me to start off with!
Now we move onto the markers! Because it was suggested that markers and pencils are the way to go when it comes coloring for adults, though suggested that having a set of crayons around was also good as well.
This was a marker that I believe was said was good for coloring more than just one time over a spot without tearing the page or bleeding through and whatnot. And it’s relatively cheap as well! There’s even a package on Amazon that includes the cat coloring book I want and this set of markers! Except I think it might be cheaper to get them separate… Lol!
These were recommended for detailing and this is the basic color set. They aren’t terribly expensive, like $17 for the pack, so that’s not so bad. Next up, I’ll show you the varied color set!
This is the “bright” pack of the detailing markers or for bigger spaces. 😀 These are a bit more expensive than the basic pack, running closer to $25, but I think the brighter colors would be worth it.
This is the GRANDDADDY of markers, the best of the best….and therefore the most expensive. So these are definitely going on the “wish list”. Lol. 😉
And finally…the recommended crayons.
They are of course, cheap as crap, so shouldn’t be a problem to get my hands on, lol. 😉
So, viola! My plan to (hopefully) start coloring!