So Simple And So Rewarding (And Something To Do If Isolated)o
Hi, I had a stroke in 2012 and I have tried many , many things since, in my journey of rehab. Recently I have embraced (with a lot of encouragement and support from my husband) a new endeavour that helps brain retraining and also provides a wonderful sense of achievement and satisfaction.
I have got totally engaged with colouring in complex (but as complex as YOU want to make it) supplied artwork. There is a real art to this including use of gel pens and watercolour pencils that allow you to merge colours and taper colouring to the edges with a wet brush.
I have to use my left (unnatural) hand to do this work which makes it all the more rewarding. Prior to my stroke I enjoyed detailed needle work such as hardanger and cross stitch down to the level of counting threads. This new endeavour can be just as intricate. I find it a worthwhile alternative that I can actually do and I feel rewarded doing it.
The materials required to do this work are
very reasonably priced - 40 gel pens for $5! And multi page books start from $6 also.
24 watercolour pencils with a special brush included for $14.
You can get details on how to use these pens and pencils with youtube tutorials on google.
I would be happy to share my limited experiences too.
Have a go it is very rewarding work.