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”
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!”
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”
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”
Today is #GivingTuesday — a day of giving where people can reflect on the goodness they want to spread in the world.
You are probably pulling together your list of holiday gift ideas for your friends and family. And since you’re already in the giving spirit, why not pick presents that also give back? Continue reading “Giving on #GivingTuesday – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
I love to support independent artists and businesses because they usually have unique and high quality products.
As I was browsing Etsy for some interesting colouring products to add to this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, I came across Crystal Salamon, a Canadian artist from Alberta. Continue reading “Spotlight on Crystal Salamon Art + Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
Sometimes your gift recipient loves to color, but would like to try something different – and still get the same stress-relieving, creativity and mindfulness benefits. There are quite a few options to help you! Continue reading “Coloring Alternatives – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”