I confess. I love to color. And I'm far from the age where coloring is a part of my daily life.
When I was a child, I loved getting that box of 64 crayons with the built-in sharpener and a fresh coloring book to fill with all my crazy ideas for what everything should look like. I took liberty in making hair and clothes look very different. Because I could.
With all the stresses of life, I started coloring again about six months ago. Now, i don't do it daily (so don't call the men in white coats to come get me), but I do often whip out the crayons and colored pencils and my stashed coloring books to decompress from life's pressures and stresses.
Today I don't need that built-in sharpener as my box of crayons are twistable and, like mechanical pencils, stay sharp all the time. I even have a couple of boxes of twistable colored pencils, and one that is even erasable! My how Crayola has advanced over the years.
This picture was a masterpiece I created and decided to share it this week - Derby Week - when hot air balloons fill the sky. I subscribe to Phone Case of the Month where I get a new phone case each month. (Betcha didn't figure that one out!) A couple of months ago this card was included and we were asked to design our phone case and tag them on Instagram for a chance to have our design accepted as a future monthly design. I squealed! And then grabbed my colored pencils and crayons to begin my work. I am not a freehand artist (as evidenced in this picture), but you can't really mess up balloons. I haven't heard if I've won yet, but I sure felt more refreshed when I finished!