I admit it: my handwriting, and cursive in particular, sucks. It is the same for many of us who have been relying on keyboards for so long.
However, the holiday season is a perfect time to take up letter-writing: a hand-written letter is like a little gift in and of itself. It is a special feeling to receive something in the mail addressed to you that is not a bill. And opening the envelope, looking at the stamp, feeling the paper and seeing and reading the written word are so memorable.
What to do? I was tickled to find The Art of Cursive, a revolutionary handwriting instruction method (CursiveLogic©) artfully woven into a relaxing, adult coloring book!
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As much as we’d like to ignore it, there are people in our lives who haven’t jumped on the adult coloring bandwagon yet. That doesn’t mean that they won’t like coloring.
For the holidays consider sneaking in a nibble of coloring in your gifts. Add a pack of colored pencils or markers and you have a wonderful present and you may create a convert to coloring! Most are under $20, and some are even under $10!
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As much as it is great for our mental health, frequent coloring can wreak havoc on our hands. All of us colorists can occasionally experience dryness, papercuts, overuse injuries, muscle soreness, and stiffness. And you may have a pre-existing condition that coloring can aggravate; in my case, that is arthritis.
So what’s a die-hard colorist to do? Here are some tips to help you stave off injuries and protect your hand dexterity:
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In this instalment of the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, I am introducing you to artist Joyce Yoshihara Will’s two-volume coloring series, Essence of Japan.
I am a proud military “brat”: my father was an officer/navigator in the US Air Force and my parents were stationed in Japan when I was born. All of my life I have been surrounded memories of this time, including traditional clothing, art and decor. One of my prized possessions is a doll my mother made for me when we lived there.
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Add extra cheer to any present with color-your-own gift tags.
Part of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season for gifts! And I have been really productive so far this year : I have already made or bought a lot of gifts. And now I need to think about gift wrapping.
In the last few years I have made it a tradition to make my own gift tags from hand-drawn printables and color them myself – a unique way to add “presence” to presents! And the gift recipients so appreciate the extra thought I put in to the wrapping.
This year the tags from Palette Primitives on Etsy caught my eye!
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No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, I bet you will find the perfect gift on Etsy , particularly for the coloring fan on your list.
Etsy is a marketplace where artisans and crafters sell their creations. And when you shop on Etsy, you’ll be supporting a craftsperson, which feels particularly good during the holidays. To make finding the best gifts on Etsy a little easier, I’ve scoured the site and picked out some amazing top-rated presents for the adult coloring fans on your list – or even you!
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Another instalment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
Are you looking for a great gift for the coloring fan on your list who loves cats? Look no further! Here are ten – plus one – great ideas.
And don’t forget to check all of our great holiday gift ideas and giveaways HERE.
Marjorie Sarnat recently published another great coloring book with cats and kittens, this time with a Christmas theme. The 31 designs are printed single-sided and are complex enough to keep you coloring for a while.
See my full review here.
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2020 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway
If you (or someone you love) are anything like me you are trying to manage chronic pain caused by injuries (check!), arthritis (check!), headaches (check!) or sore muscles. Coloring helps distract our minds from the suffering, but sometimes you want something to complement it.
Enter Sunny Bay’s versatile Microwavable Extra Large Body Heat Wrap. In a cheery Buffalo plaid, this 10″ x 24″ cordless heating pad will quickly become your go-to solution for pain and soreness. You simply put it in the microwave (or freezer) for the best hot (or cold) therapy for your aching body.
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2020 Holiday Gift Guide Review & Giveaway
In this instalment of the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, I am introducing you to artist Jess Volinksi’s coloring books, including Notebook Doodles Christmas: Coloring & Activity Book. And we are giving away one copy!
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2020 Holiday Gift Guide Review & Giveaway
I am so excited to continue the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide with the first of our ideas for holiday gifts, from the wonderful Marjorie Sarnat: Christmas Cats coloring book!
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