Plus, I’ve got lots of things to stick into my Wreck This Journal but I’ve not gotten around to it yet, so I’ve not really got anything new to share right now.
I’m calling this page a lioness’s head, but when I started it I thought it was a tiger. Now that it’s finished, I don’t think it looks like a tiger and considering there’s a lion’s head on the facing page I’ve kind of decided that it must be a female lion. Perhaps I should’ve titled this post ‘generic big cat head’…
Anyway. This is the first page that I completed, just a few days after my birthday. It actually took me a good couple of days. I did a lot of scribbling while we watched The Battle of the Five Armies on my birthday, and then I worked on it before and after work through the rest of the week.
And does it work at stress relieving?
I’m not sure I’ve really been stressed enough to say. It is very relaxing though. It actually made me feel quite tired when I sat and worked it all the way through a film.
It was a bit tricky working on some of the more fiddly bits and about halfway through I realised that the patterns on the face weren’t actually symmetrical. But I like that it isn’t, it gave me the chance to play around with different versions of the patterns.
Some people online have complained about the fact that this book has some bits of the designs already coloured in, but I like that. I decided to colour in this face based on the colours that were used already, which is why it’s all blue and shades of orange (with a few hints of red).
I’d definitely recommend getting yourself a colouring book as a fun way to relax, or to keep busy while you’re on the phone or something. Why should kids have all the fun?!