It’s day 4 of 30 Days Wild and today I’ve been doing a bit of colouring-in, yes colouring-in.
Last summer I decided to try out the escalating trend of colouring-in. Lots and lots of adult colouring books are now on the market allowing us grown ups to crack out the pencils and try out a hobby once reserved only for kids.
Nowadays you can’t go into a book shop or stationery shop without seeing a colouring book. There are loads whether you want to colour cats, patterns, wildlife, Japanese patterns…the list goes on. The craze has got so popular that The Telegraph even reported colouring pencil shortages due to increased demand!
One of my favourite books I have is called ‘Animal Kingdom’ by Millie Marotta, which is the book I chose to colour-in today. There are so many great illustrations of birds and insects and even one of a Heron (which I am saving for a special occasion…whatever that is?!)
Colouring-in is in many ways a stress reliever, it is something you can do anywhere and you can switch off from the world and just immerse yourself in the colours. It’s not everyday you can manage to go outside and interact with wildlife, but if you still want to get your fix then why not give this a go?
You never know you might catch the bug and go wild!
(All photographs have been taken by Camilla-Erika Campbell)