Better Than Therapy

I can be an impulse buyer.  I bought this coloring book faster than I bought Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit cd.   No regrets.

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It’s a bit pricey for a coloring book, but these are no Dora The Explorer or Elmo kind of drawings.   Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik, two illustrators and graphic designers who happen to be good friends, have created a beautiful collection of flowers, birds, fruits and veggies, wide-eyed cats, girls, teapots and so many dazzling designs and patterns, that it’s well worth the $14.

Many of the pages in this coloring book are the result of their time spent drawing together.  They met in NYC They put on some music and start drawing whatever subject suits their moods.

One page takes awhile, but in coloring land, there is no such thing as time.  There is just you and your colored pencil.  I feel transported from all the constancy in my life.  I figure there always time to sit down and color for a few minutes.

Over time, that’s what I did.

I decided this page should be  colorful.

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I had some fun exploring all kinds of color combinations.   What works, what doesn’t…it’s a great exercise for this little color consultant.

Cant’ wait to start this one.

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Great message from William Morris, too.

Oh, the colors I have in mind for this one.


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