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.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Interesting story. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the uses.
I know you kept it small for good reasons, but I wish the board was larger! Most of my pages are larger than 8 1/2 x 11. And some are in books without tear out pages!
I love mine, you can use it everywhere, thanks so much.
I know I can use this. I read, color and pay bills when I go to bed. I don’t watch TV so I go to bed earlier than most people. I’m sure I’ll like this product.