Color Me Peaceful . . .

  1. Beautiful! I love the first photo! I have adult coloring books too … it is very relaxing!

  2. RO says:

    Whatever works.

  3. When I was growing up we received presents in our Easter Baskets along with treats from the “Easter Bunny”. From the time I was wee little to about age 10 there was always a new box of crayons and a coloring book included in my basket too. I looked forward to my new box of crayons, and would have my coloring book filled in a month if I paced myself and only colored one page a day. The year I got the Yogi Bear coloring book though…Its pages were filled with grass and trees, and the forest! I tried to pace myself, but oh how I loved seeing the pages come to life as I added the colors. Green mostly…my favorite color. 🙂
    Out of all the coloring books I’ve had in my life that one I remember as vividly as if it were yesterday. I held onto it for a long, long time, but did finally let it go when I was a teenager.

    I’ve purchased several adult coloring books to use with watercolor paints, and I did buy one with trees, foliage and country scenes because it reminded me so much of my old Yogi Bear coloring book, but I haven’t been able to get into them. Maybe I should try crayons, and colored pencils instead of watercolors at first?

    Your images are wonderful! I love the intimacy the shallow depth of field created in them, and of course your narrative is perfect with them and lovely.

    • Thank you Deborah! It’s nice to know that coloring had a similar impact on someone else as well. I do find it relaxing and comforting in a strange yet familiar way. Thank you for your lovely comment on my photographs and my narrative, I really do appreciate it.

    • Jill Kuhn says:

      I love hearing about your favorite coloring book as a child too! Brings back such wonderful memories for me too, Deborah!! ❤️🎨👍

  4. louceil says:

    Love your work Debra – coloring does bring back memories of childhood – another great childhood memory was to look to the sky and see what figures you could see in the clouds, maybe a bunny, doggy, or even an alligator – fun times- thanks!!

    On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Debra Nancy Photography wrote:

    > Debra Nancy Photography posted: “Nostalgic reminder of life’s simple, > gentle pleasures, while calming one’s “inner child.” I’ve been writing my > blog for a few months now, so when I saw a post on the website of Bella > Grace Magazine in their new section called Field Guide to Everyday Magic” >

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Deborah told me about your post today – seems we were thinking alike! 😉 Enjoyed reading your post very much. I can relate to that brand new box of crayons!! To this day, I love to open and smell a brand new box! So many possibilities!! 🎨😄👍

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Oh I was a major fan of coloring as a little girl and maybe my passion for photography grew out of that love of “art”. Happy to report that my granddaughter loves it as much today as I did then so coloring is alive and well both with young and more “mature”! Lovely post – enjoy the peace!

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