If you are looking for a great present for Mom, or even a treat for yourself – a coloring book is a great idea. Once again I’ve scoured publishers’ and retailers’ websites to find a few new ones with something special or a little different.
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. Continue reading “My Days in Color: A Planner & Coloring Book – Review”
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:
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “25 New Adult Coloring Books with Something Extra”
Nothing like being ill to really experience how coloring can make you feel better!
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been only one of the many who has been suffering from a nasty bout of bronchitis, meaning coloring is about the only activity I have felt up to other than the everyday basics and sleeping – lots of sleeping!