Colouring Isn’t for Dummies

Jo Robinson

Colouring Isn’t for Dummies

Posted on May 17, 2016

Considering how popular adult colouring has become, I’m a bit disappointed that there isn’t any obvious comment thread that I can see on the good old Telegraph article denouncing it – or rather see…

Source: Colouring Isn’t for Dummies

 

I’M TURNING MY “SOAP BOX”  OVER TO MY BLOG FRIEND  Jo Robinson  TODAY———  SICK’EM  JO—–  I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE!!!!!!!!!

JO SAYS: 

“She’s right about the way that many people live their lives. It’s hectic being alive in this age, for everyone mostly, but I think that when it comes to what we do in our own time, for enjoyment or to relax, is nobody’s business but our own. And honestly, if originality is key to being an “adult”, then when you do partake of the suggested allowed for adult fun activities like sewing, cooking, singing and so on, then you’d better be singing your own original songs and making totally original food. Personally speaking, my singing is to be feared by anyone with ears and I can’t really rhyme to save my life. I don’t always want to be making up brand new recipes and designing new things to sew.

There’s comfort in what’s known. Old recipes, knitting patterns, and the remembered comfort in colouring in a lovely shape. Life’s tough enough without feeling the need to shame people who enjoy such an innocent pastime over reading Dostoevsky, learning to recite the Russian alphabet, or some such highbrow pursuit. I don’t consider myself an intellectual cretin, and I really do enjoy study and reading classic and modern great literature, but I also found that these things don’t help at all in times of stress. When I was a twanging bundle of terror after all the break-in attempts in the middle of the nights, the thing that calmed me best was Candy Crush. Sometimes childish—call them mindless if you like—pursuits are exactly what we need. Don’t try and spoil the small harmless pleasures that people seek. There are much bigger problems in our world if you really fancy a nice rant. So I say rock on you colouring book guys. Nothing wrong with it.”

JO—- I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU– AS ALWAYS——– I HAVE MANY MANY MANY MCS SISTERS— WHO USE COLOURING TO RELEASE STRESS— FOR A MILLION REASONS!!!  I LIKE TO COLOR ALSO— WHEN I WAS A KID— I VERY SELDOM WAS ABLE TO HAVE A BIG BOX OF CRAYONS– WITH ALL THOSE COLORS—-I USUALLY HAD A BOX OF SOMEONE ELSE’S  BROKEN CRAYONS WITH NO PAPER OR TORN PAPER  ON THEM— & MY OCD– OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER– I HATED THOSE BROKEN CRAYONS– WITH NO PAPER OR TORN PAPER ON THEM—&  NOW I CAN AFFORD  A BIG BOX OF UNBROKEN CRAYONS IN EVERY COLOR– WITH THEIR PAPER ON THEM & NOT ONE BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!    🙂    AND JO—– I TOTALLY SECOND YOU ON——–

but I think that when it comes to what we do in our own time, for enjoyment or to relax, is nobody’s business but our own.”

AMEN-  PREACH IT SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      🙂  

THANK YOU JO———-  

I HOPE YA ALL HAVE A BIG BOX OF CRAYONS –IN ALL COLORS– WITH OUT ONE BROKEN CRAYON— ALL WITH PAPERS ON THEM & COLOR ON ANY DAMNED THING YA WANT TO!!!!!!!!!!!  LATER SONDA

 

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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6 Responses to Colouring Isn’t for Dummies

  1. Colleen says:

    I’M IN MCS BRAIN FOG TODAY SO APPARENTLY I AM MISSING SOMETHING. AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOMEONE TOOK VALUABLE TIME OUT OF THEIR DAY TO RANT ABOUT ADULTS COLORING WITH CRAYONS? HOW SAD. I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS AN AGE LIMIT TO CREATIVITY AND FUN.

    • YES— & I GUESS IT HIT HOME WITH ME— ALSO— AS MY MCS SISTERS WHO LIVE IN TEXAS ON A RESORT— HAVE AN ADULT TIME AT THE CLUB HOUSE FOR COLORING TIME——– AND THEY HAVE BEEN MADE ALL MATTER OF FUN OF FOR COLORING ALSO—– HAVE HEARD FROM SEVERAL MCS SISTERS— THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE RUDE REMARKS TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ENJOY COLORING——— I AGREE — WITH YOU COLLEEN WHEN YOU SAID————- ” I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS AN AGE LIMIT TO CREATIVITY AND FUN.”!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!! YOU KNOW WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD— WHO DON’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT SO MANY THINGS– EVEN MCS—- WHO MAKE RUDE — CRUDE— HURTING REMARKS——– SO I THINK WE SHOULD JUMP ON OUR SOAP BOXES WHEN EVER POSSIBLE— TO SAY—- GET A CLUE— OR BACK OFF!!!!! 🙂 HA– HA!!!! 🙂

  2. My sister colors to reduce her stress, and I recently bought a lovely coloring book and some colored pencils for myself but haven’t yet begun to color. I bought them just before I ended up in the hospital, and when I got home from the hospital and saw the coloring book and pencils I couldn’t remember where they came from! The anesthesia got to me, I guess!

    • LOVE IT—–& I HAVE COLORED PENCILS— & CRAYONS—- & SOME TIMES I LOOSE HOURS— JUST WITH A FEW PICTURES I HAVE PRINTED OFF THE INTERNET—- & COLOR—-& ON MY PINTEREST BOARDS—- I HAVE A COLORING BOARD— WITH PICTURES YOU CAN PRINT OUT & COLOR—- SO ANYONE ON PINTEREST— CAN GO TO MY BOARDS UNDER SONDA BRUCE— & FIND MY COLORING BOARD—- https://www.pinterest.com/sondasmcs/ ALWAYS A JOY TO HEAR FROM YOU— HOPE YOU ARE ON THE MEND!!!!!!!!

      • Thank you for the Pinterest link! I’ll check it out. Yes, I am on the mend. Still haven’t had my follow-up appointment with the doctor who did the endoscopies, though. It’s been nearly a month!

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