License to Color

License to Color

Did you know that coloring something symmetrical can be meditative?  ME NEITHER!!  I just learned this last night in my group therapy!!  I feel like I’ve been given a license to color at my advanced age!!  And ya know what?  I’m gonna go with it!!  When I got home last night I ran straight down to the garage.  I KNEW I had some crayons somewhere – and I did!  By tonight I predict that I will switch to some pretty sophisticated jelley glitter pens – even though those are reserved for art.  I don’t know if I will be able to resist, people!!!  The seduction of coloring…I don’t know what the hell I will do!

You alone are the witness of my first coloring project in, oh, thirty?  Thirty five years?  It feels good.  I challenge you to print and color the following delicious, symmetrical picture.  Take a little meditative time and enjoy the zen of coloring.  I promise you will not regret it.

Coloring Challenge

11 thoughts on “License to Color

  1. I hadn’t really thought about it, but when I journal I use colors and markers and doodle and it is very therapeutic. I could also visualize myself coloring with crayons while reading your post and it was very soothing to me. I suffer from severe anxiety. I may get me a box of crayons and try this method out 🙂

    • Try it you’ll like it!!!!! I have graduated to gelly roll metallic pens. I am being more than ridiculous now and it feels sooooo good and the colors are making little happy bubbles bounce around in my brain 🙂

  2. I have always loved to draw and color with crayons and keep them as part of my artistic arsenal. Drawing/coloring are such great outlets for all kinds of mental states. Wish I had…I mean would make…the time to do more of it. Great going, and love your handle by the way!

  3. Hi Suzanne,
    Congratulations on finishing IOP 🙂 Also I have found your blog delightful to read. Hope you havr s good weekend and COLOR :-)!

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