This is an ongoing series of posts on digital life and culture from DigiDame, aka Lois Whitman-Hess. This week, DigiDame goes anaolog.
Most people think I’m on the internet all of the time. It’s true that I spend more time than some seniors on my iPhone or laptop — but for the last year or so, when no one is looking, I color.
Unlike many others who have true artistic talents, I have none. I wish I could draw a little just to express myself. That will never happen, so I decided to buy adult coloring books when I really want to go into another zone.
Coloring is a fabulous way to relax. I spend many hours coloring patterns. I really love it. I also like to knit and crochet, but those require a lot of concentration and focus. Coloring does not. I find myself totally immersed in the color schemes. I am not aware of my surroundings and normal day-to-day challenges. I’m not the only one. Adult coloring books are selling in record-breaking numbers.
I was thrilled to hear that a hot new coloring book was inspired by the world famous street artists from the Wynwood Art District in Miami. It’s a natural. Watch the video.
I ordered a copy of this coloring book about two months ago but haven’t started it yet. Right now, I’m busy coloring images made from a Spirograph. I bought 30 different colored Sharpies. I want to buy more — I can’t have too many colors.
Yes, I’m envious of those who create their own art. Trust me, this is the next best thing.
From the editor: If you want to de-stress over a coloring book, here are a couple of other greatoptions, both available on Amazon:
A version of this post was first published as “My Colorful Life” at DigiDame
Lois Whitman-Hess has been in the tech business for 50 years. She has been writing DigiDame every day since 2012 because she loves sharing information about the digital world with people over 55 years of age.