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Giveaway #5; We have a winner!

Thank you to the people who entered my May giveaway contest! There were more than usual which was exciting for me!

We have a winner!

The prize is this pretty colouring book for adults:

colouring book

 

 

 

 

I used Random.org name picker and found out that the winner …

 

with this comment:

 

“I always loved coloring with children at the Learning Center I work at. It’s very relaxing! 😄

is:

Kimberlee!

I will get this into the mail to you soon, Kimberlee.

To everyone who is interested in my giveaways, I’ve been watching for and setting aside fun things that, in some way, have to do with reading and/or writing.  The June giveaway will be posted in a couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!

Colouring? Or another form of creative relaxation?

As I mentioned in my December 29 post I received some books for Christmas. Two of those are colouring books for adults.

Now, you may think a colouring book is a colouring book … all much the same, no real challenge to them. You would be mistaken – as I discovered. There is so much detail to the drawings to colour it took me awhile to get started, but once I did – I found it to be relaxing and enjoyable. I also discovered the perfectionist in me still lives. To be honest, it took me awhile to feel relaxed colouring because of the perfectionist me, but I’m doing better now, although I sometimes tend to hyper focus once I start something new.

Regardless of my fretting over what colour will go with which, and should I even start this picture … it’s so busy! … I have now completed three pages. The next thing, though, is I’m finding colouring could be my newest distraction from my writing goals!  oh me

This is the first one I completed and so far it’s my favourite.

hummingbirdThere are so many ways to interpret this art with colour. I’m not sure what my choice says about ME – (any ideas?) – seeing as I used and varied all the colours available to me.  🙂 Another more subtle shading would have resulted in a calmer image.

Ah well, there is a lot I have yet to learn about myself, I’m sure.  

How about you? Have you found a creative form of relaxation that suits you, something that nurtures creative you?

Thanks for reading, and Creative Musings!  🙂