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.
Continue reading “5 Ways Coloring Can Make You Feel Better During the Pandemic”
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.
Continue reading “What is Needle Felting?”
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!
Continue reading “Best New Coloring Books for Grown-Ups”
Nothing like a pandemic to kick you in the butt and get you writing again!
After an amazing Christmas season in 2017, I took a “hiatus” and decided to focus more on the “retired” part of being retired, in particular traveling and cooking. I expected to take a break for a few months.
Continue reading “Where’ve I Been? I’m Back!”
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”
If someone on your holiday shopping list is a colorist I have some great ideas for stocking stuffers, all under $10 and highly rated. Or, you can bundle a few of these for a more bountiful gift. Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers Under $10 – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
One of the things I love the most about Christmas is that it’s the one time of year when we take a break from life and just enjoy time with family, doing things we love. For my family this year the activity is coloring, of course!
A wonderful source for inspiration for me this year has been Sarah Renae Clark and her Christmas printables.
Sarah Renae Clark kindly gave me some printables to try. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while using the products. This post does contain affiliate links. Continue reading “Holiday Coloring & Creating with Sarah Renae Clark Printables – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
Among all of the “meh” coloring books and products out there, I try to make sure that I introduce you to some of the higher quality options. I have found a couple that would be perfect for gift-giving this holiday season: Tangled Travels by Jane Monk and Color for Calm All Year Long 2018 by Carrie Stephens, both from The Quarto Group, Inc.
Continue reading “Quarto Products Review & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
If you are looking for a gift for a coloring fan on your list – or for yourself! – why not consider a ZenFlora Adult Coloring Paper Flower Kit. You don’t have to be a master gardener to make these pretty flowers! Continue reading “ZenFlora Review & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
Earlier this year I reviewed a unique color-by-number book from Sunlife Drawing. Sunlife Drawing has now published a Christmas version to keep your spirits bright and colorful through the holiday season: Christmas Animal Quest. Continue reading “Christmas Animal Quest & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”