I had sort of been drawn-in to the world of Zentangle or simply doodling, and then had been printing out some of my word art words and colouring them.
That was the AH-HAH moment.
The calming and restorative effect of colouring.
So, when I saw this theme, Peacock, for APR #51, I BEgan to think of how I wanted to approach it.
I had all sorts of Big Ideas BEfore realising that the key for me is DOing things that are calming, enJOYable, and simply simple, especially as I continue to come back from the attack last month and find pockets where pain is NOT taking over.
This is how I came upon colouring.
I found several colouring pages via Google for peacocks. I actually have a couple of others still to try and a few I tried prior to this one.
Yet this is my choice to share with you.
What was fun was re-drawing it using Vellum and then colouring in bits and parts little by slowly.
Afterwards, in Pixlr Express, I played a bit with the scanned-in version. Here's the result of that exercise...
And another version, inverting the colours but without any further digital fiddling...
It's a simple process, yet mighty effective. Oh, and the colouring page I have used can BE found at http://imagixs.com/peacock-coloring-pages-for-kids/. There are several other versions as well.