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Artsy Fartsy Ladies of RHS - Adult Coloring Craze by Ruby RedHat, Red Hat Society

Monday, March 14th 2016 @ 1:33 PM

I have a confession to make: I recently joined the adult coloring craze… and it’s a lot of FUN!

As the official mascot of the Red Hat Society, I’m doing my part to #SharetheFunofRHS throughout 2016, and I couldn’t go another month without telling you just how fabulous this activity is!

I was inspired to purchase my first adult coloring book by Red Hat Society Ambassador Valerie Wade-Williams. Valerie started a Facebook Group called “The Artsy Fartsy Ladies of RHS,” and she would encourage fellow coloring enthusiasts in the Red Hat Society to join and share their works of art. Her daily posts were lovely, and as her group grew in popularity, many more pictures popped up in my Facebook News Feed. (Hatters are quite active on Facebook!) I just loved seeing their creations, and I decided to give it a try.

When I was first browsing through the adult coloring books available online, I was a bit overwhelmed with the options. All of the designs looked amazing, and I couldn’t choose one… So I chose none. Then, one weekend I was window shopping at a small boutique just a few stores away from where I was going to have breakfast, and a stack of beautifully designed coloring books caught my eye. I knew I had found my match! I walked into the boutique and made my purchase, and I could could hardly wait to get home.

As soon as I set foot in my house, I headed straight for my craft collection to find my colored pencils. Next, I scouted out some good lighting, comfortable seating and my very first design. I settled on a beautiful circle of intertwined vines, leaves and flowers, and I mapped out my color scheme in my head. (This sounds like quite the production, but it was so worth it!)

I figured it would only take me an hour or so to finish the design, but one hour turned into three and I was only half way done with my image. I was hooked! I hadn’t colored in years, and I don’t know why I ever stopped.

I am so thankful to Ambassador Valerie for creating this wonderful group and introducing me to the world of adult coloring. I love that Hatters connecting and expressing themselves through their works of art. It couldn’t be any more fitting to this special Sisterhood.

I hope you will give this new trend a try, and if you would like to learn more about all of the fun taking place in the Red Hat Society this year, I encourage you to visit and follow us on Facebook.

Learn more about Ruby RedHat here.

Check out the fun events happening in the Red Hat Society here


-Ruby RedHat, Red Hat Society

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RUBY REDHAT is the official mascot of the Red Hat Society.  In the year 2000, a little lady named Ruby appeared, out of nowhere, on the computer screen of EQM Sue Ellen's daughter, Andrea (aka Princess Daughter). Princess Daughter was working on the first Red Hat Society website and when Ruby got wind of it, she just volunteered her services as a representative (mascot?) for the entire membership. Ruby had recently finished compiling her Top Ten (plus one) Rules for Living and she had a feeling that both she and her rules would be able to help the Red Hat Society clarify its members and its purpose to the world. We are all thrilled to have her represent the little girl inside all of us, who is ready and willing to come out and play again in every woman who invites her to do so.
Read Ruby’s full bio here.  Learn more about Ruby here.

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