Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Happy Monday, my friends! I enjoyed sharing the list of my favorite adult coloring books so I decided to create a post about STARTING your coloring book adventure!
A few of the commenters had said that they didn’t WANT to start coloring because they didn;t want to spend too much on something that they might not like. NOT TO WORRY! You don’t need to spend a lot to start your coloring adventure!
Picking the Right Coloring Book
Frist things first, you need to pick a coloring book that you love to color. There are a TON of adult coloring books out right now, so the possibilities are endless! To be honest, it took me a while to pick up a coloring book that I wanted.
One way to decide what you want is to go to a bookstore and browse! Believe me, I flipped through quite a few coloring books before I decided what I wanted!
I finally went with Mandalas. Now, there are a TON of Mandala coloring books out there so it did take time for me to pick one! Yes, I’m serious about this. I DID NOT want to buy a lot of coloring books just to find what I wanted.
Picking Your Equipment
Now that you have picked your coloring book, now is the time to pick your coloring materials! HOWEVER, now is NOT the time to buy the flashiest most expensive coloring material there is. If you are still getting your toes wet, you don’t need to spend a LOT.
Let me tell you a secret, my equipment of choice was Crayola Twistables! The 12 color Twistables that I bought for $4.99 BOGO free! In fact, I still use them today! I think it took a few months before I bought the 30 colored Twistables that I bought on Amazon (affiliate link) for $13.99.
When to Upgrade Your Tools
Now, the real question is, when to upgrade tools! Don’t get excited! It took me about a year to start exploring. I had to make sure that I was in for the long haul.
Once I was sure that this was something that I wanted, I tried out different coloring books. I still liked to color mandalas, doodles, and flowers. I was also gifted one coloring book so that really helped me pick out the coloring book style that I wanted.
I multi-task while coloring! It is actually pretty calming for me. I know it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it works! Mind you, I actually had to train myself into doing this so I don’t get distracted while picking the colors I use.
Do you love coloring? What are your preferred tools? Do you color and do something else at the same time?