Somewhere along the way coloring became a thing of the past – a leisurely activity that was enjoyed and used as a learning tool only by elementary aged kids. Something that was once fun and enjoyable, suddenly you were “too old” to do anymore.
Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore and grown-up coloring is all the rage lately. And it’s even more fun than when you were back in elementary school because now you get to buy all sorts of cool coloring tools, coloring books, coloring pages, and more!
So, let’s talk a little about how to get started coloring!
Well first, you’re going to need some supplies. Markers, colored pencils, gel pens, crayons…oh my! Trust me when I say there’s no shortage in the coloring utensils department. In fact, it can get a little overwhelming all the different supplies out there. My advice, if you’re just getting started, is to pick a couple basics like a pack of markers, crayons, and colored pencils. And then go from there. The only limit is your imagination.
Things to Color (coloring books, pages, etc.)
Next, you’re obviously going to need something to color. And again, there’s no shortage when it comes to adult coloring books, journals you can color, etc. But my favorite resource is Color Happy. They have some coloring books you can purchase, but I prefer their monthly subscriptions where you get new coloring pages every month as long as you remain a member.
The Color Happy coloring pages are unique designs that can’t be found anywhere else. And they have a little something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for some humor coloring packages filled with a little potty humor or mild cartoon violence, themed coloring packages, coloring packages that take a look at different essential oils – just to name a few – you’ll find it at ColorHappy.com
They’ve done all the hard work for you (creating the coloring books, pages, etc.), now you get to do the fun, easy part – simply download your pages, print them out and color until your heart’s content!
They’ve also recently taken coloring to a whole new level with their experience.happy opportunity. It’s a 5-Senses, immersive adventure, designed to take you on a journey through sound and color that will inspire you into living into a better version of yourself.
Next, I recommend you pick up some tools to keep your supplies organized. This is all personal preference and what works for one person, might not work for you. You’ll need to decide how you want to organize things and the tools that will work best to do so. But, there are plastic storage containers you can use, different sized utility totes (some people have even purchased totes made for gardening utensils and used those!) you can store your markers, etc. in. Again, it’s just a matter of figuring out what will work best for you.
And lastly, I recommend you find a space that can be dedicated to coloring and all your supplies. If you can’t, that’s ok too – just use tools and resources that can make your coloring mobile and more easily accessible. But one of the reasons I recommend finding a space that can be used solely for the purpose of coloring is that having a space free of distractions will help you be more present, mindful and free to relax and enjoy.