Over a year ago now my younger daughter bought me a colouring book.
At the time I wasn’t sure if colouring in pictures was a good idea because of the arthritis in my wrists.
However with time the pain is much less and recently I went through a period of being crazily anxious and I needed something to distract me and so I decided to start colouring in the first mandala.
For each mandala there is a coloured version and then a drawn one for you to fill in. It would appear that the coloured versions were painted and then the drawings made from them.
This is the first one that is given. It is called “Peace of Soul” but I didn’t find it peaceful at all. For some reason I actually found it slightly disturbing.
How do you find it?
In fact, although they are all very colourful, I do not like any of the ones suggested. Maybe I find the colours a bit harsh.
I have a set of colouring pencils I bought years ago. They are water soluble and, although I have never found using water with them worked for me, I like the way they produce a soft finish that blends well.
As you can see some are really worn down (one so much that you can’t see it!) This is more because of broken leads that use.
I like them because there is a good variety of blues and both purple and violet. Not all selections have this. I recently thought to buy some more but found that you can no longer get this make and didn’t find another selection I was pleased with.
So here is the result of several sessions of gradually working through the whole design. As you can see, I am not especially good at colouring. I was pleased that these days I can mostly keep within the lines!
Here are the sample version and mine, to compare.