What We’ve Been Coloring

I love seeing what all of you have been coloring: not only the quality, but the thought and soul put into each design. Without exception, all of the pieces I’ve seen over the last several months are beautiful in many ways; I guess the pandemic has brought out the creativity in us.

So I decided to share a few of my own recent pieces with you. I am in no way as talented as as many of you, but I do love the pastime. Here are a few of my completed designs:

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New Coloring Books – September 2020

If you are in the mood for some new coloring books, the publishers are on a roll in September! Whether you are warming up for the holidays (really!), focusing on your mindfulness practice, or even looking forward to Halloween, I’ve gone through the new publications to give you some ideas – even ones that will expand your skills from coloring to drawing!

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Adaxi Alcohol-Based Markers : REVIEW

I purchased these markers with my own money. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while using these tools. This post does contain affiliate links.

I recently admitted to myself that my BIC Markits and Sharpies have served me well but have run out of ink. And I would love to have more than 24 or 36 colors. Therefore – woo hoo! Time for a new set of alcohol-based markers!

But which ones?

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“In the Garden” Color & Frame Coloring Book : Review

in the garden coloring book

I purchased this coloring book with my own money. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while using this book. This post does contain affiliate links.

Since I have been struggling with increased arthritis pain in my hands, I have had to make some temporary adjustments to my coloring “habits.” I have put away my very-loved, but very detailed, Johanna Basford and Kerby Rosanes coloring books for the time being and have been looking for coloring books that are a bit easier on my hands.

After reading a lot of reviews, I bought a copy of Simple 1-2-3 ™ In the Garden Color & Frame coloring book featuring the art of Lily Ashbury.

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5 Ways Coloring Can Make You Feel Better During the Pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we can use all the help we can get to deal with the inevitable stresses. And coloring may be just the solution!

But exactly how, and why?

Many consider coloring to be a form of therapy, although not quite as regimented as the art therapy that professional therapists use. Coloring can make you feel better in many ways by allowing you time to switch off the noise of the world around you and focus on your creativity while relaxing.

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What is Needle Felting?

Earlier this week I published my first post in a couple of years. I did not expect the kind and encouraging comments and questions I received from some of you – thank you so much! One of the most common questions was about the non-coloring activities I have dabbled in while I was gone. Today, I’ll focus on needle felting.

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Best New Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Now that we all have at least some time on our hands (besides closet reorganizing, homeschooling, bread-baking…..), I think it is time for some new coloring books to consider for our self-care time.

But what are the new adult coloring books that deserve a look? I pored through the various sellers’ websites to see what is popular and what colorists think of them. Here are some of the highlights!

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Ultimate Guide for Getting the Best Deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 is coming on July 16th – are you ready to get the best deals?

What Is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day launched in 2015 as part of Amazon’s 20th birthday celebration, and it was a gigantic success: Amazon sold 398 products per second and saw higher revenues than on Black Friday.

In the 2017 Amazon Prime Day, Amazon  saw a 60 percent increase in sales compared to 2016. As well, revenues were even higher than its 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Ultimate Guide for Getting the Best Deals”