Today, my anxiety was escalating so I decided to try an anti-anxiety adult coloring book to calm myself down. Too bad I got more stressed out about which colors I should use. FML

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  • Unleash your four year old self and color everything the same color scribbles with hints of weird Browns and rainbow fuck ups

    #1 - On 01/12/2016 at 7:11am by my_dog_is_better

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  • Don't get caught up in how it's going to look when it's done. It's the process of putting the color onto the paper that's relaxing. Not the end product. Try crayons, pencils, markers or paint. Find your favorite medium and enjoy playing.
    Limit your colors and it's a lot easier to choose and not stress over colors. . Only shades of blues (call it your blue period lol) or choose only three or four that compliment each other. Mandela patterns are great to start with there are no rules, right or wrong.
    Or simply don't choose at all, close your eyes and just pick one up and go with it. Title it Serendipity. Do that on a blank page charge $300 and it's modern art!
    It is YOUR art It only has to make YOU happy. Practice letting that uptight feeling go.
    Do a couple of pages intentionally going for the ugliest you can imagine like those ugly Christmas sweaters.
    Or opposite colors green sky, blue grass, black sun, purple people whatever.

    Just concentrate on the movement and textures. Explore what color combos are most pleasing to you. Just enjoy the doing of it. It's the journey not the destination yadda yadda....
    If you really hate the picture when you're done paint over it or just tear it out destroy it and toss it in the trash and it never existed. ;)
    Start all over again and try something different.

    I like to print several copies of the same page and try out different color combinations when I figure out what I like best then do that on the sheet in the book. It makes the book last longer and I get more coloring time out of it.
    Only rule is to have fun.

    #18 - On 01/12/2016 at 8:19am by snarkytruth

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