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!!!!!!!!!
“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