The logo you see above belongs to my favorite new time sink - the Colorfy app for phones, tablets, and PC's. I've been enjoying adult coloring books for some time now, and I have an assortment of them, along with soft-lead colored pencils, markers, and even crayons. Then I discovered Colorfy. I first saw it as an advertisement on Facebook and it sounded like a fun way to pass time on my cellphone, like I really needed more of that, right? :-)
I have to tell you, it's amazingly fun! It comes with a large assortment of designs to color, and a large array of colors to choose from, and you literally color the pages by tapping on any outlined section to apply the color of choice. You can stretch the designs out to get to the tiny spaces (which are really tiny on a cell phone). There is a free version of the app which you can do quite a bit with; and if, like me, you are so taken with it that you decide you need access to ALL the colors and even more designs, there is an annual subscription you can purchase.
Here's an example of what you can do, although I'm clearly not pretending to possess "artistic talents" when it comes to color choices. I just do it for fun and because bright colors make me happy!
I originally did this mandala design with a black background.
Then I tried a purple background
Here's a white background with white lines instead of black lines.
There are also several cool background filters. This one looks like it was knitted.
By removing all the lines and adding a brick filter this one ends up looking like graffiti on a wall!
Even more exciting, Colorfy allows you to upload pictures from any coloring book you have and color them with the app, such as the one I've started above. You can even draw your own line designs and upload them to color!
The coolest part about the app is that you can change your mind (perfect for me) and change the colors/line style/background filter over and over again to try out different effects. You can't do that with a regular coloring book!
When you've finished your design you can share it on Facebook, Instagram or Pintrest, messenger or text. You can save it and print it from there.
For me, what makes this app a winner is that I can color anytime, anywhere and enjoy the creative process and therapeutic effect of coloring instead of getting caught up in Facebook.
While this no doubt comes across as an advertisement for Colorfy, I am not being paid to write this. I am just finding the app so much fun that I wanted to share it with you. Maybe some of you will decide to give it a try, and will discover that you enjoy it as much as I do. I love coloring mandalas most of all, but Colorfy has several other themes to choose from as well. This would be a great way to occupy kids on car trips or while waiting somewhere too.
Now I'm returning to coloring butterflies. If you try out the app let me know what you think of it, and share your pictures with me too! :-)
I'm sharing this post at "Heart and Mind Mondays"
A wonderful new monthly link-up on Ivy's "Carrot" blog...
even if I'm so late that it's already Saturday :-)
There's still time for you to add something creative too!