In order to keep things fresh, I try to mix things up every now and then. No one wants to read the same narrative over and over again, and I like to think we’ve done a decent job of bringing in some alternative submissions. I mean who can forget Dort and Dan, the climbing logic puzzle, jugs and whippers, Guess Who, or the climbing glossary rap!
This week I decided to hop off the ‘narrative wagon’ once more to bring you Carrot’s 1st attempt at a stress relieving coloring book page. Let me preface what you are about to see with a quick explanation and short set of guidelines.
My favorite rock is a heavily over-populated sedimentary butte in Sedona Arizona called Bell Rock (see cover photo). The easy access, and modest climb make this spot a tourist haven, which at times can be annoying, but it’s popular for a reason and I am consistently drawn back to it. One of my favorite views in the same area is another sandstone butte called Cathedral Rock. The color of the rocks during the sunset and image of the moving waters through the Oak Creek are truly magnificent.
These two rocks were the inspiration behind this stress relieving coloring book page. The guidelines I laid out for myself were to keep the theme and colors tied to the locale of these two iconic rocks.
Also I’m terrible at art! But if you want to try your hand at coloring this page, please let me know. I’d love to send you a copy of the PDF1.
This was actually kind of fun to work on…I didn’t realize how long it would take to color each and every pebble/section, but now that it’s done I can honestly say this was a nice way to relax!
I am definitely not going to be the next Gauguin, but if I’m ever in Tahiti with a Sharpie and a sketchbook…
- Just hit me up if you’d like a copy of the PDF at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you color it in, PLEASE show me the finished product; I would love to show off your work on theDIHEDRAL!!!