I've been doing some coloring lately, and looking through Art of Coloring Mandalas Adult Coloring Book has been a great way to enjoy the end of the day. I started coloring this page a little while ago:
I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to color this at first. I'm fine with things that look like plants or animals, but I wasn't sure what colors would look good on something like this Adult Coloring Book Page.
So I went with all of them!
I started with the outer areas, and I'm not sure why. I'm also not sure why I tend to color in a counter-clockwise circular pattern, either, but here we are. I had time to notice these things about myself while I was working on this big floral-looking mandala. That's about as meditative as I got. I feel like I should be a little more meditative whenever I work in an adult coloring book, especially one with mandala patterns, but sometimes just focusing on coloring in the spaces and choosing the next color brings me plenty of tranquility. I pulled my colored pencils out of the box in color groupings--the greens, the blues, and so on--and moved from dark tones to light ones as I colored my way to the center.
I've moved on to this sheet since finishing my rainbow mandala.
The colors are a little more haphazardly placed, and I thought some of the designs looked like bees so I colored them that way. I'm using crayons on this page, and it's a more relaxed and silly approach. Whichever method I use, I know I'm going to have a good time coloring these beautiful mandalas.