It feels kind of silly sharing a photograph of a picture, but I’ve chosen this turtle colouring for two reasons.
1. Yesterday it was the 1st anniversary of the death of my favourite author for many many years, Sir Terry Pratchett. The turtle is symbolic because his ‘world’ was set on a disc which sat on top for four giant elephants (Tubul, Berilia, Great T’Phon and Jerakeen) which in turn sat upon the back of the great A’Tuin who was a giant intergalactic turtle. So my picture is a tribute to Sir Terry.
2. I love my colouring books. I never really had time for colouring before but I bought my first book during the last couple of days of my stay in hospital. I really do find colouring very therapeutic. I used to love colouring as a child and I’m reliving that love. However, I find it therapeutic in another sense too as I have reduced feeling in my hands and fingers and I find it really hard to grip things. So holding a pencil and colouring gives me exercise while my mind is relaxing. I sometimes get frustrated as I know I can’t keep in the lines or colour the fiddly bits as I would like, but I try not to let that bother me and just enjoy picking out my colours and feeling the satisfaction as another piece is finished.
Have you had a go at adult colouring?