There’s a new craze going around at the moment: colouring-in books for adults. It’s supposed to be good for stress levels, a calming pastime and a bit of quirky fun.
The cynic in me says it’s to bolster flagging sales of coloured pencils, due to everyone being on their smart phones and computers.
We bought this colouring-in book of cities as my husband, who is a maths teacher, thought it could be useful in a class situation. (I think he really likes colouring in, despite being colour blind).
This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.
As you know when colouring in you must stay within the lines, or boundaries, and so I offer this photo for this week’s photo challenge. The theme this week is boundaries and for more examples of posts for the challenge you can click this link.
Boundaries impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects… They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to. But they also give structure to our actions and frame our movements. In photography, they help our eyes make sense of what we see and convey a sense of visual narrative. They constantly invite us to push against them.
So too with colouring-in, it makes us stay within the lines although we really would like to push against them at times and just scribble away!
Enjoy the weekend everyone! It’s so warm here which is just delightful considering it’s a long weekend.