Going back to childhood play

2015-08-25 06:02
Adults gathered in Woodstock for a day of fun while colouring in.    

Adults gathered in Woodstock for a day of fun while colouring in. PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

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Grown-ups became children again when they gathered at the Brewers Co-op in Woodstock to colour in on Saturday.

About 30 people from Woodstock and other various areas came together and had their hands full with crayons as they coloured for about two hours.

The idea of getting together and colouring was made possible by Joy-Mari Cloete who says it’s all about having fun together.

She says the idea came from a friend who was working at a kindergarten. The person celebrated his birthday with kids and he had so much fun that he had never imagined.

This gave her the idea that adults can also have fun just like children and do things that they enjoyed doing when they were young.

“Grown-ups can have fun and be very playful as well. This is something that someone will consider as being for kids but it’s a way of showing that grown up can unleash their inner child and just enjoy what they love doing.

“It a nice way to get together and enjoy some time out of their busy schedules. Though I’m still trying to know the real benefits behind this, what I wanted to do was for grown-ups to have fun together. Seeing the smiles on their faces and them being all playful was so heart warming,” says Cloete.

Nicola George (36) says she finds it so relaxing.

“This is not my first time attending something like this. Over the years I have grown to love it as it makes you focus and motivates you to try do something with all your attention. Nowadays people want to multi-task but this for me really helps with your concentration and focus.

“At times I do it at home just to relax and cool off from other things. When colouring I try to have fun as much as I can because this is all about being playful and just having fun and for me it has some benefits,” says George

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