So, when I’m not reading, writing, reviewing, or doing anything literary related I’ve jumped on the coloring craze bandwagon. As a child I used to color – always keeping within the lines LOL – and I thought the best thing in the world was the 64 color box of Crayola Crayons with a sharpener embedded in the box. But eventually I had to supress that wonderful childhood pastime and get on with getting older and growing up. Although some may question that I’ve ever grown up…..
A few years back when the coloring books for adults made their first appearance I desperately wanted one. But with a full time job and other responsibilities I had little time to indulge myself. When I became semi-retired I bought myself a coloring book and some colored pencils. Quickly learned that 8 pencils weren’t enough for my creativity so I bought some more, and some more, and some more. And some more coloring books too. At one point I had 27 books and enough markers, gel pens, colored pencils, etc. to keep an entire class going for a year. I’ve diligently worked my way through some of those and the others remain in a tub in my office closet waiting for me to resurrect my artful self. But for now, I’m colored out.
There are, however, several binders full of my finished artwork and so I thought I’d like to share them with you. From time to time I’ll post several of these for your admiration. However, if you deem them awful, feel free to use them for practicing your arm throwing darts. I won’t feel slighted in any way. If you like them, please leave a comment or two so that I know there are really people out there reading these blog posts.
Without further ado, here is the first batch of colored drawings. Trust me, they get better from here.