Last week was the first time I had set foot in a real bookstore in a long time. Since I moved 5 years ago from living 5 minutes from a Barnes and Noble to 30 minutes away, I just haven’t browsed book stores like I used to. Nowadays I’m either at the library, or ordering books on Amazon which arrive for free within 2 days.
I have of course seen the adult coloring book craze spread across social and traditional media, but had no idea how huge it has become until I went to a book store. The amount of shelf space dedicated to adult coloring books was staggering to me! There was more than one separate rows of them, there were at least 3 stand-alone kiosks full of them, and a huge section of the bargain books was nothing but adult coloring books. This doesn’t even count the racks and racks of colored pencils and markers! I have yet to purchase an adult coloring book, but I must admit I was a little tempted. I bought a new blank sketchbook instead, and decided to paint this arm design, inspired by the current adult coloring book craze!
This was a fun little painting exercise…thanks so much for stopping by, and happy painting!! 🙂