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bang for your buck
on August 13, 2012
With the perplexing choice of color pencils on the market these are a great buy. I invested in the 150 Prismacolor premier color pencils and of course they are of a better quality. But I am not a professional artist. I have discovered the wonder of coloring as a meditation. There are many coloring books for adults that are beautiful and challenging on Amazon and elsewhere online. This set is fine for my purposes. As I study color theory, this set offers a great selection of colors at an unbelievable price. No other company offers such a large set at this price.The Prismacolor set was $132.00 on sale. I am a 60 year old grandmother and first rediscovered the joy of coloring with my granddaughter aged six. Everytime we are together we color. We have a wonderful time and she is learning to let her imagination guide her. Who says there are no pink bananas??? When she is with her "Nana," her world is any color she wants it to be. We color in her choice of books or we draw. Only when I am alone and coloring for myself do I use my "grownup" coloring books. This is wonderful therapy. It clears the mind as the hands take over and creative centers in the brain are accessed. This set is a wonderful gift for a child or adult. Amazon has a huge selection of adult coloring books that sell for $3.99 each. If you order 4, one is free. Four advanced coloring books for $12.00 and free shipping! For a higher quality coloring book look to those published by Pomegranate, also on Amazon. They run about $7.95. But they are well worth the price because of the quality of the paper stock and the fact that the pictures are on one side of the paper only. There are also places online to download coloring pages that are often free. This is a wonderful and relaxing hobby and supplies are easy to take on trips. Plano, also on Amazon, makes a double sided box for $12.00 or $13.00 that is perfect for transporting color pencils, markers, pens and manga pens. This is great way to reconnect with your "inner child" and learn to play again!