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Colouring books for adults – has it caught on where you are? Here in Norway it has become quite a trend, and I recently bought my first book and set of felt-tip pens. jennygr-colouring-felttips2

Baby is now eight months old and sleeping less than ever, or so it feels like. Maybe it’s the accumulated sleep deprivation catching up with me. My creativity and photo mojo, unsurprisingly, has been running low, but I can feel things stirring again, just a little, through this simple children’s pastime (and isn’t that appropriate!).

There is meditation; thoughts flow freely as I focus on staying inside the lines. And there is learning to be had, in studying shapes and colours – why do I enjoy colouring the spiralling curve of the flower stalk more than the blocky shape of the pots, and which colours do I want next to each other and why? jennygr-colouring-page

The main lesson here is this: creativity is found in the rarest of places and when you least expect it. Where have you found your creative mojo lately? Tell us in the comments!



  1. Jenny, I bought a coloring book this summer and love using my colored pencils again! I also started a new planner/journal that has space for a few Instax photos and scraps from my week, which is fun to assemble and gets my brain going in new directions.

  2. I have a few of these coloring books, but I am saving them for winter, when the need to colorful is overwhelmingly strong.

  3. I’ve been thinking about colouring books lately. I tried my hand at line drawing a couple of years ago but it takes a lot of concentration for me and is the opposite of relaxing. I think I’m going to pick up a few colouring books instead.

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