Colouring With Einstein

Why do you keep looking over at me? What am I doing that is so odd to you?

You keep staring. I’ll have you know that Einstein approves of this wholeheartedly.

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And Picasso.

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So there.

You’re just jealous. You’re wishing you’d remembered to bring your own, aren’t you?

It’s not weird, you know. Stop looking at me like I’m crazy.

What was I doing? Well, for a start, I was sitting innocently enough in a café with a large cup of coffee and a haloumi and salad foccacia for my lunch. Nothing odd about that, right? (Well, okay, haloumi is not to everyone’s taste but it’s not that weird.)

While I ate my lunch, I was using a present a friend had just given me for my recent birthday. That may have been it, I’m not sure. Is this odd to you?

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It’s okay to sit in a café and do colouring in with textas. At least, I’m pretty sure it is. I mean, they’re Connector Pens.

Actually, first I drew flowers.

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The two on the right were already there. The ones that look like scientific experiments are mine.

I didn’t think what I was doing was all that strange. Mind you, one of the waitresses came over to ask what I was doing. Then she went and got the other waitress to come and have a look.

Was it really that odd?

Are you not allowed to do colouring in whilst out in public when you’re a grown-up?

Oh.

Ah, well, see that’s where the get-out clause is then. I’m not a grown-up. Old, yes. Up, not so much.

I can’t wait to get stuck into some of the other pages.

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See you around. Next time, bring your own textas.

 

 

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31 thoughts on “Colouring With Einstein

  1. This was a friend who knows you well and loves you. I wish you none but that kind, dear H !!!
    And as for your occupation – whatever appeals, {Nike} …
    [grin]
    You can’t go wrong, imnshbaeo.

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      • Oh, I dunno: I suspect you loved doing it ANYWAY !
        Somehow I don’t see you being different for the sake of it. BUT ! – now that I come to put that into words, maybe you do ! And why ? – because *I* do ! [grin]

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        • I should rephrase my previous statement and remove the ‘just’. I didn’t just love it for the shock value. I did love doing it anyway but I knew you would completely understand that a part of me enjoyed the reaction. A couple of provocateurs are we. [grins back]
          (Don’t you hate it when you choose a wonderful word like provocateurs and WP tells you it’s wrong – damn that red wiggly line – and so you have to go off and check the spelling which is, of course, correct. WP can be so unsophisticated.)

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  2. I love your drawings and I think it’s a book made for adults rather than children. I am sure they were most jealous of your comfort in embracing your Artistic Me and because you actually have talent! It’s a rare person who is comfortable enough with themselves to do what pleases them rather than what society deems normal! I hereby invite you for a colouring session and tea in public any day of the week! I would be proud to sit next to such a content and talented individual!

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  3. OK, first of all, haloumi is so much better than crickets on sticks and llama. And your flowers were the prettiest by far! I feel so strongly about engaging this neglected part of our brains in whatever way we can. Don’t you find that after you’ve “left the building” for a while while coloring or crafting or whatever, when you return, you’re so much better able to deal with things? Well, I do, anyway. Great post, H.

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  4. Never heard of textas or connector pens, but a colleague once bought me a colour by numbers book for my birthday (gardens) and I LOVED it! Who says grown-ups can’t have fun colouring in, and this book looks great – full of imaginative FUN things to do. And I love halloumi. Especially the chilli flavour, griddled for breakfast. Ahhhh…

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  5. What a brilliant gift! This must have been a gift from someone very special indeed!!
    I loved your unique, non-traditional flowers. Your creativity really does come out to play 😉

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