A little over a year ago my good friend Ellen casually mentioned that she had just gotten a new REALLY cool coloring book. I was a little surprised, Ellen isn’t what I would call “crafty.” Come to find out she had been “coloring” for about a year. It was the first I’d heard of it – where had I been?
I started asking around, my mom, my aunt, 2 of the gals I work with, 2 more girlfriends and my niece were ALL spending some of their free time coloring. I decided to give it a try. I stopped into Hobby Lobby and picked up a coloring book and a set of fine tipped markers on my way home from work.
I brought out my coloring supplies that evening while I was watching the football game with my husband. I was hooked in about 10 minutes. An hour later I was on the computer ordering more coloring books, more markers and a large set of colored pencils.
I was set, mandalas, flowers, card fronts – I was ready to create while I sat on couch and watched TV. The trouble was, I couldn’t hold my book in my lap and have good resisitance so I had to lean forward and color on the coffee table. I was constantly rotating my coloring project, every time I move the project I bumped my pens and pencils which sent them rolling everywhere. It was annoying, but I was still really enjoying the relaxing experience of coloring.
A few days later, I tried coloring in bed. That was tough. Again, no real resistance with the coloring book and pencils and pens were everywhere.
“How can I solve this problem?”
I needed a rotating surface that was heavy enough to provide resistance and lightweight enough to be portable, at least from room to room. I had a large round Lazy Susan in the dining room. It was a little bulky and the bottom piece of it was smaller than the top piece, so it was wobbly – but the idea was solid.
The next day at work, with a little help from my super handy and always helpful husband, I built a Rotating Design Board. It was flawed, but the issues with the first version were easily fixed.
I loved it! It made coloring so much more fun! I told Ellen about it and showed it to the girls at the office – all of them said, “Can you make me one?” So, I did.
If you love to color you’ll love it even more when you’re coloring on a Rotating Design Board. You'll also love the Rotating Design Board for other things. Check back here over the next few days as I post up the variety of ways you can use your Rotating Design Board.
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