I have always enjoyed colouring in with felt tips, choosing the colours, carefully not going over the lines, blending all the hard edges together. I once worked in a sales office for a design and exhibition company. It was a boring admin office job consisting of filing, inputting orders, ordering couriers and the occasional sales call from our reps. But what I really wanted to do was to be in the drawing office, where they still hand coloured designs for our customers using the thick, juicy pens. The perfect way of colouring, long straight lines, no white edges, no overlapping. But alas I didn't have the qualifications, I had never been to art college or even taken up Technical Drawing ( I nearly did but chose Home Economics, to which I never learned more than I had picked up from my own mum anyway). But if I mentioned to anyone that I liked to colour in things, that I thought it was therapeutic, strange looks passed my way. Colouring in? Wasn't that what children did?
So after hurrying home yesterday with two sets of Promarker pens in my hot little mitts brought from The Big Scrapbooking and Stamp Show at the Ally Pally yesterday, I dived straight in and had a play. I am pretty pleased at my first attempts using a couple of new stamps from 'The Whiff of Joy' and 'Stamposaurus' ranges. I know there is still a lot for me to learn, but I think I am addicted.
Promarkers......Colouring for adults without the strange looks.