Get stocked up with the right tools and you’ll be coloring your way to a peaceful bliss in no time!

The Essential Tools for Coloring Like a Grown Up

Dear Coloring Fanatics, we have certainly stumbled upon a trend that you LOVE! Thousands have downloaded Life’s a Garden, the free printable coloring page I posted just 2 weeks ago.

Read the full post here:  The Essential Tools for Grown Up Coloring

When I started coloring last year with my first coloring book for grown ups, I knew that this was a hobby that was going to be part of my life. You see, I started coloring with my son and really enjoyed getting back to this meditative craft (well, as meditative as it can be with a toddler demanding what colors you use).

I dug out the gorgeous artist-quality pencils and pens that my loving aunt sent me over the years and pulled out my sketch pad. But starting at the blank page wasn’t quite right. I wanted to COLOR, not draw! I picked up a grown up coloring book and fell in love. Yes, I was in love with the flowing lines that created mysterious gardens, blooms, and birds, all waiting for me to adorn them.

Through my experiences with different tools for coloring I’ve learned a few things and I wanted to share them with you as well in this guide, The Essential Tools for Grown Up Coloring, which I wrote for my other blog over on eBay.

The Essential Tools for Grown Up Coloring

Having the right tools for coloring in your supply kit will certainly make it much more pleasurable. If you have ever used a pen with gloppy ink, a dried out marker, or a pencil lacking pigment, you know that they can take all the fun out of creating art. Get stocked up with the right tools and you’ll be coloring your way to a peaceful bliss in no time!

Here are some of my other posts on adult coloring that you might like:

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About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Faun
    FaunOctober 21,15

    There are few trends that I dislike more than the “adult” coloring book trend. Can you picture Cary Grant or Grace Kelly coloring in their twee coloring books while wearing their jammies? No, because they were ADULTS. They had martinis to relax and savored ADULTHOOD. The infantilization of adults continues unabated.

    • Mary Kay Hatheway
      Mary Kay HathewayJanuary 24,17

      Let your inter child out to play. Not all of us want Liquor or go on meds. Coloring is relaxing and takes me out of myself & I am able to unwind

    • Queen Pannonia
      Queen PannoniaFebruary 17,17

      If adults are not supposed to enjoy playing with colors, then there would be no artists above the age of 16. Enjoying something relaxing and creative that does not involve alcohol is not infantilization, any more than a middle-aged person who still likes to ride a bike or play a game involving a ball, is. It’s called “having fun”! You might want to try it some time, relax a bit and don’t be so condescending.

    • Melissa
      MelissaMarch 14,17

      Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are your role models for adulthood? That’s an immature view of adulthood and when you become an adult, you will find that you can’t have a full life or complex relationships while trying to live and act like people in old movies.
      And it seems as though you consider art to be an infantile pursuit. Or is art not acceptable for people who do it for fun rather than profit? Art is a healthy, adult pursuit even if you are just an amateur. It’s okay for adults to enjoy doing things that they don’t do well. Even if they never really get any better at it.
      I love painting, but although I draw very well, I dislike drawing and have a hard time coming up with something “original” or satisfying to draw. I’m not a professional artist, and I’m not trying to make a living at it, so I discard the parts I don’t enjoy and go straight to the parts I do.

  2. New Life Skin Moisturizer
    New Life Skin MoisturizerNovember 17,16

    As soon as I found this website I went on reddit to share
    some of the love with them.

  3. Catrena belgamh
    Catrena belgamhMarch 16,17

    I love adult coloring books.

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