Color Me Calm With Conversation, our adult coloring group, has been wonderfully received. In fact, a colleague at a library in the North Country called me and wanted to know if it would be OK if they were to try it. Of course, the idea is by no means original to MRML!
Lesha Dolan, owner/baker at the Bridge Street Bakery and Café, has been so welcoming to the group and I know several who attend enjoy coffee or tea and a delicious yummy along with the coloring and conversation.
Originally, we were scheduled to meet three times as a kind of “testing of the waters”. Well, the waters have been tested and I am pleased to report that we will come together one more time on Tuesday, November 10. After that, with the busyness of Thanksgiving and Christmas looming, we’ll take a break until January.
Why coloring you ask? My reply is, why not? Obviously, none of our work is ever going to find its way to the Louvre; we are, after all, simply staying in the lines.
However, during the hour and a half we are together there are parents who get a tiny break from their children, while others with pressing personal burdens can gather their thoughts and simply breathe, and those who may live alone enjoy the companionship of a group. When you add in the fact that coloring is so darn colorful and can bring lightness and brightness to your life, not to mention it is just plain fun, what is not to like?
At the end of the day, beyond the pencils and pens, markers and crayons what we are creating is community and that, in my opinion, is as priceless as any Monet or Picasso.
Check your calendars. Maybe you can join us on Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM, at Bridge Street Bakery and Café.
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