Posted on April 4, 2017
I am a paper planner: I prefer to organize my life using paper instead of a device. Paper planners have many things that make them better than digital tools, but to me, the most important quality is their flexibility: instead of having a device tell you how to use it, you use a paper planner the way you want to.
“Paper planners work because they are flexible and with that flexibility eventually comes an awareness of how you work …not how it works you.”
For the last couple of years, I have used classic Moleskine notebooks to keep myself kinda organized. This was OK until my husband and I started to have some health problems. All the medical appointments required something a bit more structured to keep everything straight. In the midst of my search for a new planner, Keith and Melissa from Scraft Artise asked me if I’d like to give their undated coloring planner and coordinating double-ended markers a try. Read More
Updated on March 19, 2017
I don’t know why, but so many of my colorist friends are also cat lovers, like me. Except for a few years when the company I worked for sent me on an international work assignment, I have had at least one cat in my home. And my coloring companion? Buddy, our five year-old rescue:
Posted on March 9, 2017
I have been asked so many questions about Derwent Inktense pencils. Are they really different from other colored pencils? Are they worth the money? A couple of months ago I bought a set to find out. Read More
Updated on March 5, 2017
As mentioned in my last post on colors, “Going Monochrome,” I introduced some easy ways for eliminating the stress that you may feel when selecting colors. I described the Traditional Color Schemes in general, and provided more information about the Monochrome Scheme.
In this post, I’ll introduce you to the Complementary Scheme.
About the Complementary Scheme
Posted on February 22, 2017
Posted on February 17, 2017
Add some Scandinavian to your life.
As colorists, we know all about the benefits of turning off our devices, getting comfortable, and tuning out from the stresses around us. But did you know that this is quite Scandinavian? Last year, hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”), the Danish art of comfortable living, featuring sipping hot chocolate and piling on layers of cozy knitwear, became a thing. And a load of books came out telling us how to do it.
Lagom, from Sweden, promotes the idea of being frugal and leading a balanced life. When you have lagom, you are in a state of having ‘just the right amount’, kind of like Goldilocks. You can learn about it in books and magazines, and channel it with a Korean beauty brand and a fashion line. Read More
Posted on February 10, 2017
Get Free Coloring Pages From Libraries, Archives, and Museums
I love antique and ancient paper memorabilia. And the thought that I could color copies of old, antique and ancient prints thrills me.
And once again this year you and I can do just that, thanks to an international group of art museums, public libraries, botanical gardens, and universities participating in an initiative called #ColorOurCollections.
Updated on February 6, 2017
What would make February even better? How about being able to enter a bunch of amazing giveaways! Anderson’s Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the It’s Your Love! Giveaway Event!
Adult Coloring 101 has teamed up with these hosts, as well as sixteen other great bloggers, to bring you this great giveaway event. Each blog has their own It’s Your Love! giveaway and prize. Read More
Updated on January 28, 2017
It has been quite a while since I have done a roundup of new adult coloring books. Going through the scheduled releases for February, I was glad to see more than few that are unique in many ways, most of them full of love and joy (appropriate for Valentine’s Day), and options that include learning, crafting, portability, color by number, extreme coloring, and – of course! – cats. Read More