Saturated Fat & Saturated Colour

I have way too many shared aesthetic tastes with my 13-year-old niece, and as a 40-something-year-old woman I probably should be worried about that. But I’m not worried about our most recent shared interest: we’re both delighted with the colouring books we got for Christmas!

Color Me Calm floral mandala

In addition to subsisting on nothing but saturated fats for the last few days, I have been spending all of my down-time spreading saturated colour on the pages of my new colouring books. What joy!

From Colours of Anna Karenina

My husband and #UnsungSewingBlogHero gave me one called “Color Me CALM”.

Color Me Calm

“Are you telling me I need to calm down????” I screamed upon opening it.

“Um, no?” he replied meekly.

Just kidding. No screaming took place. Sewzilla knows a perfectly chosen gift when she sees one and accepted it with excitement and gratitude. Besides, it turns out it’s cheaper than medication. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Color Me Calm mandala

Hope you were able to enjoy some rest, relaxation, and the joy of creativity over the holidays!

Snowflakes from Colours of Anna Karenina: A Colouring Book Love Story

7 thoughts on “Saturated Fat & Saturated Colour

    1. Thanks, Trish. Happy New Year to you, too! Colouring is a nice switch from sewing, especially over the holidays, because it requires almost no decision-making other than which colour to use next, and doesn’t take up so much room in a crowded house. But I just started tracing a new pattern last night, so more sewing on the way soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Ooh, this is interesting. I need to calm down … I see you’re using colored pencils but what are the other coloring implements shown next to the “Be Calm” book?


    1. Those are called “Spectrum Noir Professional Alcohol Markers”. I found them in packs of 24 at Winners. I take it they’re meant for “real” artists so they’re fairly spendy normally, but I got a good discount. I think I like markers better than coloured pencils just because they lay down great saturated colour with minimal effort. I’m all about the strong colours! Let me know if you give colouring a try. I’m finding it very enjoyable. ๐Ÿ™‚


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