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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“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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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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Stocking Stuffers Under $10 – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

stocking stuffers

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”

Holiday Coloring & Creating with Sarah Renae Clark Printables – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

sarah renae clarkOne 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.

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Quarto Products Review & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

coloring giveawayAmong 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.
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Christmas Animal Quest & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

christmas animal quest

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”