For Christmas, back in 2015, one of my sisters gave me a lovely coloring book and some fancy colored pencils. It’s one of those adult coloring books. [No… not that kind of ‘adult’!]


I forgot it existed until a few weeks ago.


It’s supposed to be relaxing… ‘Color Your Way to Calm‘. I guess I’m pretty mellow while I’m coloring…


I’ve been having a lot of ‘run-away-and-start-a-new-life‘ dreams lately… but I’d settle for a trip. A long break. From everything.


If I could leave tomorrow… if I could escape… if I could…


But… I’m left with just the dreams. Maybe it’s better to imagine… because in my mind, I can be anywhere… with anyone… or no one. I can be young and free and hungry for life. And crepes.


And I can hide… until I don’t want to hide anymore. Maybe that is calming…


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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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29 Responses to coloring.

  1. Arlene says:

    You stay within the lines very well and you use such beautiful color schemes!

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  2. gigglingfattie says:

    I have one of those colouring books! But from the Scottish Artist – it’s a forest one. It doesn’t really calm me down, though. Just makes me anxious because I don’t possess enough shades of green when every single page is just leaves and more leaves. haha

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    • This one has a lot of buildings… But I am going to try to use random colors on some of them… but that might stress me out… 😄


      • gigglingfattie says:

        Haha yeah i did the same thing! Started using blues and dark reds for leaves. And then got to the point where I just used crazy colours. Like a circle if leaves/birds was divided into 4 sections, each a different colour family lol

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  3. I have a few, not as cool as yours, though. Coloring is fun 🙂

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  4. Lennon Carlyle says:

    Beautiful! I’m sure it’s a great way to relax. Maybe I should get one…..Wonder if they do have “Adult” coloring books, that would be kinda fun huh? 🙂

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  5. Miriam says:

    Dreams are good. Crepes are even better … ❤️ And coloring is just good ole fashioned fun. Love it.

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  6. I’ve been tempted to get a coloring book. It does look calming. Have fun dreaming.

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  7. travelingtou says:

    I’m obsessed with the coloring books. I have to admit it is very time consuming.

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  8. John Son says:

    It’s very nice

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