The Secret Garden

So recently there has been a craze in ‘adult-colouring’ books, which are basically, well…colouring books for adults. :))

I loved colouring when I was little and  I admit that, until recently, I actually just used to colour in normal, children’s, colouring books. But then I saw these beautiful books, ones like Johanna Basford’s, and I loved the big, detailed pages  full of different patterns. She has quite a few different books that you can choose from. I myself have The Secret Garden, that one was my favourite.

 

And there are loads of other ones as well, little ones that you can take with you whilst travelling on trains for example, or ones full of just Mandalas that you can colour in. I even saw a Game of Thrones colouring book for those who are fans!

The main idea behind these books it that they’ve been made with the concept of being helpful with stress-relieving/mindfulness. These books aim to be helpful in de-stressing, calming down, that sort of thing. I think this is great!, but even if you don’t have some major issues, or stress, then for those of you who just want to have a little time-out from technology, and relax for a little while, maybe do something creative without getting all ‘Picasso up in here!’ then these are also great.

There’s something comforting about simply focusing on nothing other than whether to colour in those leaves in using dark green or light green, and whether to use a felt-tip or a colour pencil to fill this pattern in. Even just shading in a page with a pencil, at the end of a loong day, can be enough.

 

 

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One in a Million

I am one amongst the millions of teenagers/young adults at the moment who are part of the sensation revolving around bloggers and youtubers. And I think it’s great! I love watching videos, am a huge consumer of youtube videos, and I just find it relaxing to watch one(or, lets face it, several) of my fave vloggers going through their day, or their wardrobe, or whatever it may be! This is why I think a lot of people feel, and why we watch youtube, and what I love about it personally. It’s just a good way to chill out!

There are so many regular high school students, college or uni students, and even post uni people out there, that just decided one day to start, and just take that chance, and launch their own media platform. I have seen youtubers like Zoella, IntheFrow, LucyandLydia and just felt like ‘I would love to do this!’. But then there are also times when I feel like this field is too filled with so many people out there trying, not to copy, but to take inspiration, and do a similar thing, and express their own thoughts, ideas and takes on things. And no one will even see mine, so what’s the point?! But I don’t really mind if that is the case, I simply want to put my thoughts down, and push myself a little creatively speaking!

So here I am at 11:00 in the morning, in my living room, as an A-level student working from home. This I think is what is good, is that I work from home, I am in the house with free time quite often, so I might as well make use of that and just do it!

I have been thinking/pondering/yearning on this blogging thing, and if I think too long then that creative spark, that hit of inspiration, dies and I end up not going and making that first post on here. I actually made the blog, and came up with the name, which I’m pretty proud of if I do say so myself ;)) -a few months ago! And I kept waiting for an early morning, when it was the right time and I knew just what to write. I guess right now  I just thought i’d like to write about the longing I felt to start something, and just get my thoughts out there, just to see if anyone else felt the same.