Trying Something New - Secret Paris Colouring Book
Every January I struggle to give something up so this year I decided instead of giving something up that I would try something new and maybe start a new hobby whilst I was at it. Adult colouring books are something that I've been looking at for a few weeks now, there's just something about them that's caught me eye and attracted my attention. My three children love to colour and I often try to get in on the action but they never really want to share their books with me so my own book just seemed like the best solution.
A few days a go I received this gorgeous colouring book and Scratch & Sniff Scented Pencils from Qwerkity which sell Unusual Gifts & Gadgets for Men and Women of All Ages. From the moment it arrived my children have been pestering me to play with it but, no chance! This is Mummies adult colouring book. It's special and just for grown ups, or at least that's what I told my children yesterday to get them to finally stop asking and go away.
The Secret Paris colouring book contains 96 pages in it's pretty hardback book. It's full of quirky and characterful sketches include picturesque streets, cafés and buildings, perfume bottles, birds, clothes, hair accessories, shoes, cakes and other Parisian delights.
The pictures are really lovely and the variety in it is great too. The pictures come in all shapes and sizes, big and small, detailed and easy. There's a nice mixture of sketches making this book suitable for everyone. From the nervous beginners like me right up to the pros who have been colouring forever. I really enjoyed taking some time out last night to colour a page from my book. I choose something easy to start with but think I did OK.
I choose this pretty flowery picture with a dark haired girl as it reminded me of myself in the summer. The details are lovely and the image itself is just so pretty, I loved it. It took me about an hour to complete but I'd taken my time to enjoy every moment of it. Relaxed and calm, quiet and still. Who knew colouring could be so chilled out, I really enjoyed it.
I think this new hobby of mine will stick, even if I only colour one page from my book a week. Taking one hour out from our crazy lives every now and then can only do us good.
I wonder what picture will take my fancy and get coloured next? Who knows.
Disclosure: I was sent my book and pencils for free in return for an honest review.