Coloring Creativity

I love coloring. As a writer, I tend to have a lot going on in my head. But when I’m coloring, I can be creative without all the words. Coloring gives me a chance to turn off my brain while doing something very focused. And after a little time spent coloring, I’m refreshed and ready to delve back into the stories competing for attention in my mind.

I’d love to hear about your experiences with coloring and creativity!

And if you’d like something to color right now, click here for some free coloring pages you can print out.

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3 Responses to “Coloring Creativity”

  1. 1 handnsole August 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I have just rediscovered my Love of Coloring. As a Creative Person/Perfectionist that oftens get lost in procrastination Staring at the blank Canvas/Page/Screen, I find it refreshing to indulge in an artwork where the lines and designs are already built-in and only require my filling em in.

    My inner-child especially likes coloring while in Jammies and laying on her belly on the floor. :o)

  2. 2 K a b l o o e y August 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Ah! This is one I already do! Given the fact that I have a five year old who finally, finally can hold a crayon with a decent grip and without her hand fatiguing, we’re getting lots of coloring time. It totally reminds me of my childhood and blocks out worries and concern. And because most people can’t draw, it’s a quick and easy way to get some strokes from anyone around.

  3. 3 stranglingmymuse August 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Danielle, I go through phases with coloring, and have rediscovered it yet again fairly recently. I love the image of your inner child on her belly in her jammies coloring!

    Kablooey, coloring with a kid is double the fun! And coloring helps me let go of worries too.


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