This year—I’ve been told—is the year of the adult colouring book. I’ve seen them around in local stores. My first reaction was to giggle. Colouring books for adults? Seriously?
Then I flipped through them and thought, “They’re complicated. I’ll stick to my kids’ old colouring books.”
You see, I don’t think it’s horrible for adults to colour. I’ve been colouring all my life. With crayons. Coloured pencils. Markers. And whatever I could get my hands on. I think colouring is a great relaxing exercise, and it’s a great physical exercise for your hand. It also sparks imagination, and trust me, I’ve got lots of imagination to prove it works.
I’ve never and probably never will publish a colouring book for kids or adults. I draw, I colour and hang it on my wall. Since colouring books are becoming more popular, however, perhaps you are interested in publishing one.
If so, visit Tracy Campbell’s blog Wacky World of Writing and read Mandatory Information to Include in a Coloring eBook & Fuzzy Wuzzy Things for Creative Tuesday. While you’re there, check out her wonderful artwork.