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April 15, 2016

I May Have a Problem, Part 1

I used to colour all the time, back before the internet and cell phones took over our lives.  I do have a (sort of) excuse in that back in Washington, I had a reclining love seat and was able to spread out all my pens and pencils next to me.  Here, I have a recliner and nowhere to put the pens and pencils, unless I want to hunch over the TV or craft table.

So the colouring books have started to accumulate and I keep promising myself NO MORE, then a new Harry Potter one comes out and I have to put it on my Amazon Wish List.  

This is my stash.  My daughter in law gave me the tiny book and Snowflakes one.  The top right is a Jody Bergsma Artbook.  I will have to look up the sites in San Francisco online and colour them based on the pics.

There's a new Harry Potter one that just came out that I have to get....

I bought all three of Johanna Basford's.  These are super detailed. 

Since the Victorian Houses one are actual houses, I have to look them up online, and colour them accordingly.

I started Out Of This World like 3 years ago and I'm having so much trouble with the ink bleeding through the pages.  It's been frustrating so I haven't worked on it in awhile.  But my OCD won't let me start a new book until that one is done.  

My count is 17 total, with just one started.  I just can't let myself get anymore till I make a dent in these!!!

18 comments:

  1. I'm no expert but you might have a problem. What a great one though. The internet is sucker of our time, for sure. Taking away from our creative juices.

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    1. I'm tellin ya, between blogger and Facebook AND Pinterest, I waste so much time online. And I know I'm wasting time yet I can't pull myself away. I admit I suffer from 'fear of missing out'. lol

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  2. Wow! That should keep you busy! I'm surprised you take time to blog at all with all of those to tempt you!! Enjoy!

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    1. I wonder how the heck I managed to work full time. lol

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  3. So these are actual coloring books and not the Zentangle books, because to be honest. They look like you could zentangle them too but what do I know. You better be careful JoJo.. You're fast approaching hoarder status. I know because I'm a hoarder. - Do you frame the pictures once they're colored? Just curious. From the covers it looks like you could. :)

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    1. I don't frame them, no. Most of them are double sided pages. I have about 25-30 that I've done cover to cover. These aren't zentangles although the tiny one in the top pic is zentangle-like. Just wait till you see my 'i have problem part 2'. lol

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  4. Wow, such a problem. I have one of those colouring books for adults on Outlander, and hubs has a couple too. I love colouring, always have. You just have to get something to hold your pens like a flat tray or a widemouth jar. I would like a wizard colouring book, too. I think most kids never get to colour enough!

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    1. I used to colour all the time but I've slacked off a lot since moving back. I think I've only finished about 4-5 since 2011. Usually I would do 2-3 per year. I have got to get crackin! lol

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  5. That funny - thanks for taking one for the team, JoJo. Someone has to keep the big, vast Adult Coloring Book business going.

    Happy weekend.

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    1. It kills me because everyone is carrying colouring books now and I see so many awesome ones. I want them all!

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  6. I can't imagine having all those colouring books. I haven't coloured anything in many a long year. I hope you find something to hold all your pens.

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    1. Finding something to hold the pens isn't the problem, it's where to put it while I colour. If you saw how my livingroom was set up you'd see the problem.

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  7. I love these - my daughter has a few and she let's me color a few here and there. they are so much fun!

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    1. They really are fun to do! I struggle with colour combos though. I tend to do the same ones over and over. Red, orange, pink, yellow and gold, or blue, purple & green.

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  8. Wow! My daughter has one, but I think it is intimidating for her!

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    1. They are lots of fun, but I just can't seem to get my butt in gear to work on them. I'm so addicted to cross stitch lately!

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  9. I tried them and don't have the patience but my four year old granddaughter loves colouring and using my books makes her feel grown up.

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    1. Awwww! I've heard some people say the same thing as you, that the detail work ends up stressing them out!

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