We all remember the joy of coloring as children. But many adults haven't colored in decades. As artistic journaling and coloring become more and more popular tools for adults looking to carve out a quiet space in our ever-more hectic lives, you may be wondering where to start. Here at Coloring in Truth we want to encourage you to use that quiet space not only as a creative outlet and to help de-stress, but also as a time to meditate on God's Word.
To get started you only need two things: something to color and something to color with. If you don't yet have anything to color, feel free to jump over to our product page to order a book or check out our group licences for coloring pages (a few of them are free for you to try!)
Once you have something to color find some colored pencils, markers, or even crayons or paint. They don't have to be fancy or expensive. Use what you're comfortable with. If that's artist brush pens or top of the line colored pencils, great! If you prefer crayola crayons, use them! As you become more comfortable experiment with new media.
Pick a few colors you like to begin with, or blend shades across the spectrum for a rainbow effect. Experiment with leaving parts of the design white to add visual drama! If you make a 'mistake' don't worry. This is not about perfection. The process is more important than the end product.
If you find yourself worrying about creating perfect artwork, take a step back. Try using a more imprecise medium, like crayons to begin with. If you are unable to be precise you may find it easier to let go of some of the pressures of perfection and focus on God's Word as it is laid out in the design rather than your execution in coloring it.
As you color, listen to Christian music, the audio bible or recorded sermons. All of the designs in the book are detachable and can be put up around your home as a daily reminder of God's Word. Encourage others by sharing your completed pages (no matter how imperfect they seem) on our Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtags #coloringintruth and #lorienillustrations.
Most of all, enjoy the process!