Check Amazon. They have so-called adult coloring books for every level of de-stressing you could want.
I have quite a few that are Zendoodle (I think that’s what they are called), but I found some that are simpler designs. Fewer teeny areas, no zendoodle designs inside of designs. I found one for DD that is Dr Who themed. I can help you if you need.
@pooflady Yeah, also found that out about my own needs. Which Ghods of Evil Intent ever thought adults (many of us with less than optimal eyesight) would really find relaxation in working with 1960’s acid-trip images of flowers and paisley?
@pooflady Not technically a coloring book, but the author has retweeted pictures of it colored in, so he definitely approves of it being defaced… The mentioned-in-a-previous-thread Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is a destresser just to read, and the adorable illustrations (not super detailed!) beg to be colored. I have it on Kindle, but think I’ll be getting myself a physical copy soon (the Kindle doesn’t like to be colored, so much).
My wife did this and enjoyed it, and I have thought periodically about arranging it as a thing to do with my office staff. I understand that the painting:fun ratio is directly proportional to the alcohol:consumption ratio. I can work with that.
I have a couple of these. It takes me about 6 months to do the most detailed ones. About a month on the smaller ones or the larger ones without the tiny bits. I get pretty hyper focused and time and stress just melt away.
They are addicting!
I’ve done some. I enjoy it. They still come out like paint by numbers tho. I also have adult coloring books but I don’t like all the spirals and just designs. I found some with actual pictures and I enjoy that too. But prob my fav destresser would be jigsaw puzzles. Online ones too. Online jigsaw puzzles
Have you thought about ironing your paper before you get too far in? Ironing it and pinning it to a foam core board (available for $1 at Dollar Tree) would help make the project more doable and less stressful. Trying to paint on that surface would drive me nuts. Plus you could stand it up when you aren’t working on it.
I haven’t done paint by number since grade school, but I do original art in most media.
@RiotDemon I used to have a subscription to Playgirl. My friend came by and found me sculpting with a copy pinned up that I was using for posture and musculature. He said he’d never believed anyone actually ever used a skin mag for art.
@RiotDemon I never thought you were clueless, it’s just my kids don’t know anyone over the age of 30. In the issue issue I had with Don Johnson he was really young, totally naked, dick on display, and standing under a waterfall if I remember correctly. I guess he needed cash and never expected to be a star.