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    Not Just For Kids....

    I still color with my kids as a way of spending time together but sometimes I just color cuz it's relaxing.
    kzoodiana kzoodiana 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    Deal With It :d

         When you work around a bunch of preschoolers and kindergarteners, you can't expect  to be in there and NOT color with them! That is against toddlers school regulations under the early childhood code of 3456MSTRS. They have me on my knees while...
    DraygenD DraygenD 41-45, F Jun 13, 2010

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    Relaxing

    I find any art-ish activity relaxing, but there's something special about coloring.  I've got a couple sheets with owls on them waiting for me right now, in fact!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F May 28, 2011

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    That Feeling

    I find it relaxing to focus on something else entirely, and colouring is one of those things I like to focus on. I have three Scooby-Doo colouring and activity colouring books that I colour in. It's nice to feel like a kid again. No worries. No fears. Just me, and crayon, and a...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    Mandalas

    I was lucky enough to come across a mandala coloring book a couple years ago.  The patterns go from simple to incredibly complex.  It's a great way to focus that chaotic, manic energy I get sometimes...
    flyin2fall flyin2fall 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2007

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    I Still Colour

    Nothing wrong with colouring.  I'm 61 and still enjoy colouring.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 22, 2012

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    But

    I like coloring. I am only suppose to color with crayons in my coloring book but sometimes I forget. I color on the wall a lot. Sometimes brother lets me color on my diapers
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    Music For Eyes

    I love a full untouched crayon box....and just so you know.. here we pronounce it... ( KRANS) it's a funny word.. isn't it!! Scanning over the box.. I always linger over green..its my favorite color.. and my little girl.. always gives me first choice to the green's.. she loves...
    Awakening Awakening 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    Obsession

    When i color i am free. I have a whole drawer filled with crayons that nobody is aloud to touch! I get the poster size coloring books and just go crazy with them. Every holiday that i can receive presents on best believe coloring books are first on the list. People think of me as...
    RodsCupcake RodsCupcake 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    Relax

    I believe that colouring in is not just for children, but for adults as well. It gives you time to think things over and create ideas whilst having something to do with your hands. So next you feel you need some quiet time, buy a colouring book and crayons and knock yourself out...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F Dec 1, 2011

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    Coloring Contest

    my sister, 28, and myself, 25, still have contests to this day and let my nephew judge which he always picks her even though mine are better sometimes lol I also encourage kids I nanny to color not just for creative purposes but it gives me a better excuse to color :)
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Just Colored A Picture Of A Dragon...

    Just colored a picture of a dragon, the dragon is purple with yellow and orange polka dots and green stripes...he is sitting with a little blue mouse. :P
    stharleigh stharleigh 13-15 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    Helps Relieve Stress...

    I'm 36 and I still love to color.   It reminds me of a simpler time when the only thing I had to worry about was what shade of green to color the grass!   After all these years, it still helps to relax me.   I have a jumbo coloring book and a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2007

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    From Time To Time

    I'm 22 going on 23 and I still like to color occasionally. I don't plan to stop anytime soon.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Colouring Is Awesome

    I love to colour because its relaxing. If anyone knows good links to colouring in pages please comment.
    InfernoFire InfernoFire 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    Better Than Ever.

    Of course I still love to color. I have a 6 year old girl and a soon to be 3 year old boy...we get down with those Crayons. I actually taught my daughter how to shade...and use different colors more than just coloring....shes really got the hang of it, and is REALLY good. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 19, 2011

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    Not with crayons anymore

    but I do color my life through my attire. It is like coloring except you the possibilities are not limited to the crayon box. Add a necklace, how about lines on your tights? Whose to say yellow and purple don't match. I color with my attire and my home. You and your home are...
    waxingpoetic77 waxingpoetic77 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Missing: Inner Child

    If there's one thing that drives my best friend crazy about me, it's my tendency to be so serious at times. I am better than I used to be but whenever life gets overbearing, I do what most adults would consider strange and that is to dig out my coloring book! Actually it was my...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    You're Never Too Old To Do Colouring In.

    I found a book I bought myself years ago when I was travelling a lot by train.  I can't read when I'm travelling I don't know why.  This was a very finely drawn book for coloured pencils.  I completed a few during this period.  It was the perfect thing to while away the time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    Is That So Weird?

    I can spend all day coloring and listening to music. I like to get the detailed books that have little tiny spots and it takes hours to color one picture. When I have the simpler books I like to try to color to the beat of the music.
    Wifeinater Wifeinater 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    I Colour With Crafting

    i do a lot of crafting, mainly paper crafting but with my paper crafting i colour in a lot of images to go on my cards. i mainly use coloured pencils and pro markers aswell as whispers markers. i have also recently started painting aswell but im not very good at that yet.
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    All Things Wonderful & Magical

    I love to color. Every year for Christmas each of my children would get a new coloring book and crayons and/or colored pencils in their Christmas stockings. Now that they are in high school and headed off to college they still sit and color with their new books and beg me to sit...
    MsSolitaire MsSolitaire 36-40, F Dec 9, 2010

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    Reminds Me Of

    my childhood, its fun , and its something i do with my niece, were we color and talk, and even when im alone coloring brings me comfort . coloring is great.
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 Oct 18, 2011

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    Ok, I Do!

    It's not like I still have my own crayons and books, I use other's! I have always loved to color. When I hit high school I got into all the special pattern coloring books, some with geometric designs, some had flowers, there were all kinds and I colored them all. It's relaxing to...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    Wax Color

    When I find that the day has been a little too long, I enjoy not only the sensation of putting crayon to paper but the smell of that wax color.  I am almost instantly transported back to a time of innocence, when the biggest worry one had was which bus to catch for home.
    tattookristy tattookristy 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2007

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    From Time to Time

    At times when there is absolutely nothing to do! I'll pick up a pack of colored pencils or crayons and just color. It's fun to just loose yourself in your artwork. For me stress just disappears when I'm drawing/coloring...fun times :)
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2008

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    Oooohhhh All Those Colors!

    I can't go into a craft store and not stop by the crayola aisle and sniff the crayons! Such a "high" for me LOL!! I own many coloring books which I use regularly. No judgement here, just pure imagination.
    WanderingChild WanderingChild 46-50, F Feb 2, 2011

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    By Myself....

    As in i dont need to be around children to color lmao! I have a coloring book in my room that i color in when im bored and have nothingz to do lmao!! Itz can be fun sometimez; when you want to forget about stuff in your life or whatever.. then itz relaxing i guezz
    Chrissyxox Chrissyxox 13-15, F Mar 6, 2011

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    Crayon Tower, I Love You

    I just bought a telescoping crayon tower from Crayola that expands into three tiers, is collapsible, and holds 150 crayons. It's the joy of my life.
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Nov 13, 2007

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    My Inner Child Enjoys Coloring.

    I'm not ashamed to admit I color.  I have a special box of crayons I don't share with my children.  Many times they loose their crayons or break them.  I keep my in tact.  I have scented crayons, metallic colors and my very own crayon sharpener.   ...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Im Proud To Still Color ;)

    I have never quit coloring! I have always loved the relaxing and fun experience it gives me. I can choose to go with the norm and have the tree trunks brown or be wild and have them a rainbow color. I'm far from being an artist, but love the feeling it brings me. So when I get my...
    realityvsdream realityvsdream 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    Posters!

    So now we've got about a billion Tinkerbell posters, a million Winnie the Pooh posters, a thousand Disney princess posters, and five Pirates of the Carribean posters...  All to be colored.  Whew...   What a lot of fun ahead of us!  lol I also went out...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    I'M 74, And You "Guys" ....

    .......... have gotten me all excited about trying out some crayons again ! Thanx
    scabow scabow 70+, M May 29, 2013

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    Coloring

    I am 22 and still color. It helps me relieve my stress and takes my mind off my problems. I don't color in coloring books but I color mandalas and abstract pictures.
    suicidalloser183 suicidalloser183 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2012

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    Shading Out the Stress

    Coloring was one of my favorite pass times as a child. I even won classroom contests in grade school for my ability. But do you know when coloring was most impressionable and important in my life? In COLLEGE! Not for a class or competition, but at HOME! When I was mentally and...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    I Am Just A Big Kid

    I am the biggest kid. I love cartoons, going to amusement parks,eating junk cereal. And yes, I still color. I used to go but my own coloring books, just for me. People always look at me weird when I say they're mine but, whatever. I'm not gonna stop cuz they say so. I like...
    moonrose81 moonrose81 31-35, F Jun 10, 2011

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    Nostalgia

    The sight of beauty, a girl, a painting, a landscape, will do something to me. Beauty seems to whisper in my ear why I am alive. That is misleading since one day I will be gone while beauty is will remain. It is not there for me. Beauty says what could be there. It is the path...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    Whoo!

    I work at a daycare, and color everyday... Love it!
    Wawis85 Wawis85 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Sweet 16

    for my 16th birthday, almost 12 years ago, i was thrown a birthday party. my boyfriend, at the time, and several friends threw me a surprise birthday party in my back yard. i loved to color at school. i always had crayons and coloring books. for this party they did a sesame...
    chey20002001 chey20002001 26-30, F Mar 9, 2011

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    I Still Color

    I still color,I do indeed,I'm an artist,Coloring,All the time,It's my job,I love it so.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 25, 2011

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    Colouring is the best!

    Its super relaxing, doesn't need a huge amount of brain power to do and when you're finished you have something pretty to keep! There is an adults colouring book I've got which has loads of gorgeous patterns - floral, geometric and anything in between! I love it!
    BagOLaughs BagOLaughs 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    My Own Work Or With My Daghter

    I still enjoy coloring although nowadays I only color if my daughter wants me to color with her or If I'm coloring in somthing I drew. Although I don't do much drawing anymore, just don't seem to have the motivation for it.
    Wid Wid 26-30, M May 10, 2008

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    I Like To Color

    Not much to say but I like to color with crayons each time I draw something or just color with crayons on paper and color or draw whatever with them. All I know is I like colors lol.
    SnowManKnight SnowManKnight 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    Im A Toys R Us Kid

    I never grew up, I still like cartoons, coloring, legos, toys.... My husband laughs at me because I call crayons "colors"
    Rinoa8 Rinoa8 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    Now And Then

    I have two 2 year old nephews who are now learning how to color and whenever I get the chance I jump in on the fun. I can't believe that even at my age I have to be careful when it comes to staying in the lines :S
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M Feb 22, 2011

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