Or in my hand. Whatever. I had actually picked up Natural Wonders Color Art for Everyone a few weeks ago when I was Michaels. I have some coloring books of geometric patterns that I've played with since I was a teenager, but I like the new adult coloring books I'm seeing pop up everywhere these days--they have small spaces to color and swirling lines and are generally patternless so you can work on them however you want. Some of them are designed specifically for people who feel anxious and some are for people who just like the soothing repetition of moving their hands back and forth over the paper while they choose what colors they want set out together. There are days when I want to knit something and just don't know what. So sometimes I just pull out my yarn and look at it. Sometimes looking at the different textures and colors together gives me an idea for a new project, and sometimes it just makes me happy. Coloring is like that for me as well.
I picked up this page again over the past weekend when my daughter had a nasty cold and I was stuck inside on one of the most beautiful fall weekends I've seen in quite some time. The coloring eased my self-pity a little bit and kept me entertained while she napped.
My final touch was to fill in the background with brown. It just seemed like a good idea. It was the only space left on the page and I still felt like coloring for a little while longer.
Natural Wonders has coloring sheets for leaves, flowers, mushrooms, and some cute pages with birds and flowers. There are even owls! I think I'll probably try one of the bird pages before I get in a grouchy mood. And I think I'll use markers next time.