“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”
― Hugh MacLeod,
First, I would first like to say thank you for taking some time and visiting FreeColoringPages.club. I hope you find this website useful and it helps you find your inner artist and gives you the opportunity to be inspired to create. My name is Trisha. When I was younger, I spent my days drawing, painting and creating. I would grab a pencil and draw on any scrap of paper I could find. I never considered myself an artist or felt my creations were good. In fact, I rarely showed my creations to anybody. They usually ended up in the garbage or hidden away in a drawer. I found drawing and creating was my special, and private means to have fun and pass my days.
As I grew older and my life began to change, creating took a back seat. I found my days filled with working, raising a family and tending to a household. I loved every part of my crazy busy and chaotic life. However, I eventually found myself longing for my carefree days of drawing, coloring and painting. I missed being creative. I felt that I was just too busy and had more important things to do. I would simply push these urges to create back and my drawing and creating still took a back seat.
One day I was in a meeting at work and started doodling. The doodle took over my whole page by the time the meeting was over. That is all it took. I knew that I needed to get back to drawing, coloring and creating. I started grabbing my children’s colored pencils and crayons and drew on anything I could find. My children were usually the only ones to see my creations, but they LOVED them. They felt I was “a great artist”. I have never considered myself an artist or felt that my creations were display worthy. I found myself hiding my creations and putting them in a drawer. I just knew that I loved creating and it makes me happy… and that was enough reason for me to keep doing it.
Fast forward to today, I find myself in the place where I do not care if others feel my creations are good or display worthy. I enjoy what I am doing and that is what matters. I hang my creations on my walls and leave them out and not longer hide them away in a box or drawer.
A friend of mine told me that everyone has an artist in them. It is just a matter of finding your style and exploring what kind of art is inside of you. I thought if I gave myself a reason to consistently explore my style and keep creating, no matter how big or little the project was, then I would find my style. I would overcome my fear of hiding my creations and begin sharing them with the world. I committed myself to doing something creative at least 15 minutes each day. After a month or two of incorporating my creative bug into my life, and slowly sharing my secret, I realized that I was not alone. There are so many hidden artists out there who are pushing their creative side back. I thought if I created this site I would find fellow hidden artists. I have developed this site to make it easy for you to find inspiration and incorporate creativity easily into your busy life. I am also hoping that you find your style and begin sharing your creatives with others.
So if you are finding yourself having that urge to create, however, feel that it is too hectic or hard to find time, or that you are not good at it, or whatever other reason you are using to talk yourself out of creating….this page is for you. Our coloring pages and kits are made to simply Download. Print and Create. Each time you work on a coloring page you can turn it into something unique and different. You will be surprised how eas, and fun and rewarding it will be to add a consistent amount of creating into your life.
“For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh