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COLORING SUPPLIES ARE EVERYWHERE. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE? WHY?


Coloring Books and supplies are everywhere! I went into a card shop and came across this display of coloring books and pencils. These coloring books were the ones that had complex pictures inside. I would have taken a picture of the inside but I didn't want to cause a scene in the store. Since I wasn't ready to buy anything that day.








































I found it interesting at the wide variety of pencil options to choose from. The price range varied too from $12.95 to $22.95. I would not consider the mechanical pencil kit since I do not do well with regular mechanical pencils. I’d break them. Put what did look interesting was the pencils that were half one color and half another. They had a varied colors and didn’t take up much space if I wanted to take them along with me so I could color where I could.






















Below are the front covers of books I found in this store too. I think the price of the books were over $10.00 I was more interested in the pencils on this trip. I hadn’t seen this much variety available in other stores. They offered none. Although I’m told Walmart has good prices and variety to choose from. I’m going there next week and check it out.


Since I’ve colored in a few coloring books I’m noticing color patterns in clothing that are giving me ideas when I see these pages to color. Below are patterns I’ve seen in some coloring books. Look at the possibilities for coloring pages.







I’d love to hear from you about your experience with pencils. What are your favorites? What has been your experience? Where did you get your supplies and how much did they cost?When do you color?


I’m really getting into this. You’ll hear more from me on this topic. I hope to hear from you soon?

Nora St Laurent
TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!
www.bookfun.org

8 comments:

  1. I love that you are digging into this! I had a hard time getting into the "fad" of coloring books for adults. Now I adore the feeling of being a kid again and just coloring. Books tend to be more than $8 unless you find ones at Walmart or a local store for $5. If you want specific ones (such as the Sherlock one I have) you will pay around $15. I have a generic nature one (I think I paid around $7) and I have my special ones: Sherlock and Doctor Who. It depends on my mood as to what one I color in. As for pencils - it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the options!! I am liking my new ones from Amazon - Marco Raffine, a set of 48 different colors. I haven't found that I need more colors than that. They are smooth and blend nice. I got them for $12 on Prime day as a deal. I think normally they are $15 or so. My mother in law only uses markers on hers. I have yet to try that - I'm thinking it might look just as pretty! But then you get into the whole "what markers do I buy?!" problem. ;) I thought about going to an art store downtown, but haven't yet for fear of getting overwhelmed and buying something I really don't need! I hope you are having fun getting into it!

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    1. THANK YOU Susan for telling me about your experiences and where to get the best deals. This info is helpful in so many ways. I like hearing about how you and your mom have different ways about being creative. Thank you for sharing that too!! Thanks for sharing your experiences. Yes, I'm really getting into this. It is helping me relax during stressful times. It feels good to be creative and I've given permission to myself to have FUN!!

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    2. Wait! Dr Who and Sherlock coloring books? Where did you get them?

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    3. Hi, Nickie; I was in Walmart today off 141 doing some research. I saw the Dr. Who coloring book in there. I think it was around $10.00 or so. They had lots of interesting ones in there. I didn't see Sherlock Holmes. Great to see you here!

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  2. So fun! Love that you use clothes as inspiration as well - makes me think I should go to a sewing store and snap some fabric pictures for inspiration!. As for favorite pencils, I do so love Prismacolor Premier and just "invested" in a huge 132-color set ("pencil porn"!). I love the idea of the mechanical pencils if they come in a ton of colors...

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    1. What a GREAT Idea about the Fabric store. I'm going to go there next. THANKS for your input and creative ideas.

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  3. Nora, I bought my pencils at Hobby Lobby. They were the best price I found. I bought a more expensive set around $20. I like the one you pictured with 2 different colors on a one pencil. I also have an empty book to coordinate with a book I have called, Praying in Color by Sybil MacBeth. I don't do it like she explains but I can put a person's name on the page and then in color put things I'm praying over them around it.

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    1. THANKS for letting me know that you got pencils at Hobby Lobby. I wouldn't think to go there. Sharon THANKS for sharing the title to the book you've been coloring and how you are using it. GREAT creative ideas. I appreciate you sharing!

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