Hello hello. Have you gotten on board and tried any of the adult coloring books? Personally, I enjoyed coloring before these books started to make waves a few years back, but was undoubtedly excited when they started putting out the more intricate desgin books. I think they are lovely. Some of them in fact so lovely that I have considered matting/framing and hanging them up.
I like to do creative artsy things, but sometimes as an adult with mother/wife/work responsibilities I feel drained I do not feel as though I have enough time or energy to put forth energy toward a “real” project. (Such as making and painting that pallet sign I have had in my head for the last month.) But I still want something artsy to do to fill the gap when I have time. The coloring books are a great filler for me in that aspect.
Another plus is that my daughter loves coloring too! It gives us something that we can sit and do together. I try not to take for granted the time that I get to spend with her before she grows up and starts to have her own life. It helps her explore color and expression and I really like that for her. I like that for us.
I am going to recommend that you try coloring. You can pick up an “adult” coloring book at pretty well any store these days. I have found that quite a few of the books also include inspirational quotes throughout the pages. They are a great mild stress reliever and it always feels great to create something, even if you are just coloring in someone else’s art.