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After the holidays last year, I was perusing a favorite stitchery catalog. And something interesting caught my eye—coloring books.
Coloring books are the rage.
As a child, I loved coloring. For Christmas one year, I was given a huge box of crayons and was very happy. Trying out colors that I’d never had in the standard school size was a huge adventure.
Let’s face it—not all of us can be artists in the sense of drawing artwork. I express myself through stitching—embroidery and needlepoint. However, asked to sketch something and...well, stick figures look better.
This catalog has books on Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge Fashions, birds cats, sports cars, Victorian mansions, flowers, gardens, paisley. A search through Amazon found Splendid Cities, Enchanted Forests, The Time Garden and more.
Looks like something once considered to be for children isn’t any more. And isn’t that grand?
So when traveling this summer, I visited an art museum and while scanning through book titles, I found postcards to color featuring fashions from the 1920’s. Since I was a Clothing and Textiles major, this found a home with me:
But I’m using colored pencils instead of crayons or colored markers. I like a good point and these particular ones have a twist top. And if I goof? No biggie as I can erase and correct.
I’ve been using the finished cards as thank you notes. Several people have emailed me about how cute they are.