|Totally asleep with the crayon still in his hand. :)|
There's nothing like coloring for relaxing, color-filled fun. And for me, it's a great no pressure way to play with color combinations. It's been interesting to watch DS progress into his coloring interest. It used to take a few marks and then he was ready to move on to something new. Now, he's willing to work on the same couple of pages over the course of a few days.
He's inclined to build things pretty often and his imagination is so fun to watch in action.
This book is really fun. It's not for Angelo, though. It gives me something fun to do while he is coloring or happily running around the yard. Originally I got it because the doodles are really cool and I wanted to use it as inspiration for art journaling. There are coloring pages and blank butterflies so you can doodle/draw your own. So far, it's stayed downstairs, but I'm sure at least a few designs have lodged in my brain and come out in the studio- which is the way I'd rather it happen anyway.
There's also a mandalas book in this line and I definitely plan on getting that one soon. Birdie- didn't you say you made mandalas? Would love to hear about your process! :) I have been interested in focusing more on them, especially since meeting and sculpting next to the Tibetan monks at the Children's Museum. Inner Peace- isn't that the real reason we make art?