Have You Discovered. . . ?

Coloring Book          Flamingo

Have you discovered adult coloring books? Now hang with me a bit; I’m not being silly. They are one of the best discoveries I’m made in a long while. A friend introduced me to the concept of adult coloring books. I was puzzled and a but dubious about the idea. I mean even many kids have surpassed the “color in the lines” bit. Then another friend and I went to JoAnn and there they were with the magazines. You know-that place along the aisle you wait in line for check-out. The line was long that day so I looked through them and I ended up buying two.

These coloring books are amazing! It is so relaxing to fill in the colors. You can use colored pencils, markers, even water color pencils. The books generally have themes. I have one that is all birds, one of paisleys, a book of fanciful cats and one that is entitled “Animal Kingdom.” Besides being very relaxing, coloring books allow you to play with color which I love to do. There are no rules on how to color when you are an adult! I also find I can color even on days when I’m having a lot of pain or fatigue (or both!)

If these books interest you at all you should give them a try. I’ve seen them in the craft section at Walmart for $5.99 all the way up to $19.99 for sets at JoAnn and Michaels that include a large book and a small one you can carry around with you. And yes, I’ve seen men buying them.




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Eleven years ago I was in a car accident in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury. Within three months I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Four years later I was slammed by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I started this blog in hopes of creating a community of people with chronic pain or disabling medical conditions. My hope is that this community will share ideas and thoughts as we explore our lives and medical conditions.

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