Sometime in the past year, I became addicted to adult coloring.
It’s so soothing. And mindless. And just…zen. I love it.
And then I was asked to check out Your Sharpie Style by Deborah Green — where she takes her adult coloring markers (Sharpies), and uses them on all kinds of stuff.
The book is full of ideas for making Sharpie designs on everything from dishes to clothes to bags to dog collars. I love the gift wrap, because it’s something my kids and I could do together. The projects range from simple to very intricate designs, and there is a rating at the beginning of each project so you know what you’re getting into.
I made a cactus pot bag for my five-year old (she insisted I add her name at the top, but it should be noted that that part isn’t in the original design!). She loved it.
I think my favorite part about this book isn’t the drawings themselves, though some of them were very cute, and gave me great ideas for patterns and designs and things. My favorite part was just the reminder that there are a lot of things out there that I can color on. You can Sharpie almost anything. You just have to open your eyes to the possibilities, and think of new and different ways to decorate things and craft things. Even if you don’t draw the same things, it’s possible you’ll see the creations in this book and be inspired to come up with something new yourself. And really, that’s the best part of crafting, isn’t it? Seeing other people’s ideas and being inspired to come up with your own?
I’m excited to be giving away one copy of Your Sharpie Style today! You can enter below (U.S. only, I’m afraid):
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