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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

I have become totally addicted to coloring and have gone crazy buying all kinds of coloring books, colored pencils and markers. All my other hobbies are being ignored and I have spent a fortune on them. But I don't care as I find coloring much less stressful than when I was obsessing over many cutting machines that were consistently having problems. I hope every one is enjoying coloring as much as I am.

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

If any of you have had hand, wrist, forearm or shoulder surgery and need to work on various muscle groups in the affected arm, coloring books are a great way to start your day, before you get into more heavy-duty therapy.

 

After my last hand surgery, I developed CRPS and had huge mobility issues, so went out and purchased a child's cloring book and big fat crayons.  I spent 30 minutes with that large coloring book 3x/day and found it to be very therapeutic.  Given the state of my hand, it was really difficult to stay within the lines!  Drove me nuts, but I made strides every day.

 

Anyway, just my two cents worth.

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

About a month ago, I picked up a book at Costco because I saw some interesting pictures to color. They were, I think, $10.

My daughter is an artist and she gave me some of her colored pencils, I like how Faber-Castell goes on easily and in shading. I found some nice metallic pencils at Michaels, Fine Touch, not really metallic looking like shiny, but it gives me more colors to use.  I don't have Crayola pencils, but she told me to stay away from Rose Art.

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

There are so many Crayola sets to choose from.  How do you pick?  Which set are you using, and where did you get them?  (See....I believe i indicated that the last thing I need is more pencils, and here I go (again!))!

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?


@Krimpette wrote:

There are so many Crayola sets to choose from.  How do you pick?  Which set are you using, and where did you get them?  (See....I believe i indicated that the last thing I need is more pencils, and here I go (again!))!


I just got a set of 50 of them. Got them at our Meijer's grocery store. (They have everything). But anyplace that has Crayola crayons would sell the pencils I think.

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

Thanks QG.  I just noticed a set of 50 plus a pencil sharpener on Amazon that will become available 8/1.  I went ahead an ordered that set.  I'm hopeless!!!!! ;-)  Thanks for your help!

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

When I mentioned the popularity of adult coloring books to my husband, he had a totally different idea of what I meant. That even got me wondering about their content.
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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

I'm a purist. I use children's coloring books (my favorite is ****** and Jane), and Crayola crayons.  I did invest in a battery powered crayon sharpener a few years ago. It makes all the difference. It restores the point to what it was like new.

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

I am expecting some coloring books this week from HSN but I bought a couple at Hobby Lobby last weekend.  So enjoyable and relaxing.

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Re: If you're into (the hobby of) coloring like I am now, how's it going for you?

I just bought my first book and crayola pencils and markers. With all the stores having their school supplies out its easy to find a large selection of pencils and markers at a good price.


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