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  • #38302

    Christine
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    I’ve seen this advertised, but haven’t see in any shops here.
    It looks like colouring in patterns, which sounds odd, but I did hear on the radio that a lot of adults are doing this, and it’s very good for stress. Apparently you can get colouring books for adults.

    Christine

    #38303

    Lisa j
    Participant

    Hi Christine. Ive seen them advertised too I don’t know if you need to order it from a good newsagent. Ive had similar things to this before and its much better than it sounds! It really is great for stress relief and diatraction and they can actually look pretty good when they’re finished. I would try asking in somewhere like whsmith
    Lisa x

    #38305

    demi
    Participant

    Christine personally after getting the first issue I honestly don’t think much of it to be honest and won’t be bothering with it again. To start off with it’s not readily available, ok £2.99 a week might not sound much but there`s 100 magazines to collect, it soon mounts up. The Works have a vast and varied choice of adult colouring books. There are some in the craft books dept but the best choices IMHO are in the art dept. Let me know what you think all the best love Demi xx 🙂

    #38312

    Navchic
    Participant

    Much to the amusement of my friends 3 year old, I joined her colouring-in recently. We had a lovely hour, totally stress free – although I couldn’t share my page, as she isn’t so good at staying inside the lines lol. We had a lovely chat, while we coloured in – all about the farm and the animals they have.
    I had forgotten how enjoyable it is, and how much of a stress release it is to just sit and concentrate on something like that. My friends little daughter insisted I write my name and age! on the picture, like she does! Bless

    #38315

    Di
    Participant

    There are lots of adult colouring books available now in shops and on Amazon without signing up for an expensive series of magazines. No one knows better than I how good a therapy art can be. But you don’t need to even buy a book. Just draw anything you see. If you think you can’t draw, take a simple photo, turn it upside down and copy it. That way your brain draws what it can see rather than what it thinks it sees. YOu will be surprised. Instead of looking at a chair and drawing what you think a chair looks like; if you turn a photo of it upside down, you only draw shapes. Try it , you will be amazed at what you can do. If you have a photo editing programme you can often print out a picture with outlines only to colour in.

    #38320

    Christine
    Participant

    Thanks for all the comments and advice. I’m sure we still have some of our son’s coloured pencils, etc, so I am half equipped already!

    Christine

    #38339

    Christine
    Participant

    I have just recieved three adult colouring books from Amazon, they are very good value, I am colouring them in with some felt tip pens, that were my Grandaughters, she is also enjoying them (she is 20) and finds it relaxing.

    Chris

    #38378

    Asset
    Participant

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m new to the forum etc
    pleased to meet you

    I saw that mag but not purchased it

    I do some creative thinge when pain and fatigue permits

    just as a suggestion you could try drawing zentangles
    no specialist equipment

    Just pen/penciland paper

    If you’d like to colour afterwards

    try using watercolour pencils you get great effects and blends etc

    #38379

    Navchic
    Participant

    My mum bought one of the children a beautiful colouring book in Lanzarote – it was an archectects design book, All shapes mixed together. Looked lovely, would have loved to have had a go. Think I might buy on of those magazines – I wonder if there are pages you can download online. I work with a girl scout group, and we find all sorts of resources online for free. Must have a look.
    T:)

    #38380

    Laura
    Participant

    Didn’t know what a zentangle was so googled it, I couldn’t draw one but I’m sure I could copy and paste one!

    Thanks for the idea, Asset, nice to meet you too.

    #38381

    Christine
    Participant

    I had to Google it as well!

    I picked up a box of pastels from a charity shop. Am I right in thinking that you use special paper with them, does any one know?

    Christine

    #38383

    Jan Sadler
    Keymaster

    Yes, you need rough paper that will hold the chalky pastels. You can buy the pads in art shops and online, but before you do, you could play around with the pastels out on any paper really, just to be sure you enjoy using them, before spending your money on proper paper. Obviously the best results will be on the proper thing.
    Let us know how you get on.

    Remember, we have a craft photo album and craft topic on the forum too – more here…
    http://painsupport.co.uk/forums/topic/27097/

    #38384

    Christine
    Participant

    Thanks, Jan. I knew some one would know!

    Christine

    #38385

    Di
    Participant

    If you want decent pastel paper try fisher 400. Google it. It has a surface like fine sandpaper. Pastel needs a very rough paper or you can use pastel mat or even
    velour paper. Pastel causes a massive amount of dust so be sure you don’t have asthma. YOu need to work with the paper propped up on an easel so the dust falls down

    #38389

    Christine
    Participant

    Thanks, Di. I noticed that just handling them, dust was coming off on my hands.

    Christine

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