It is only “Hump Day” and you’re already itching to pull out the markers and color the stress away. And to satisfy your yearning, IKEA, the home of “fiscally responsible furnishings for all,” has come to the rescue.
Normally I think of stress when I think of IKEA – building a PAX wardrobe with it’s 150+ pieces of hardware can’t be called a calming experience. However, now you can color one! IKEA has released five free adult coloring pages covered with lamps, couches, chairs, even their FORNUFT tableware and fanciful plants.
It is the last day of the year and if you are like me, you still haven’t had a look at 2016 calendars.
While I love technology, I also enjoy being able to break away from it now and then. And for planning my days, I use an old-fashioned paper planner, basically because I don’t have a smartphone, and don’t need to schedule with a lot of other people. Even when I did work in the corporate world, I printed the day’s schedule along with the next seven days and the next four weeks. As the day passed, I made notes on these sheets to capture ideas, to-dos and new appointments, and updated my computer at the end of the day.
It has been ten years since the last Star Wars installment, so hard-core fans are already lining up to get the first tickets for midnight showings. There are also two new groups of folks getting ready. The first is like me: people who never really “got it” the first time around. The second group is made up of the grandkids of people who were in their late teens and early twenties when the first Star Wars movie hit the screens in 1977.
A confession: I am a wanna-be-geek. I love math and science, and in my career as a finance executive I used and explained numbers every day. I’ve seen every episode of The Big Bang Theory at least twice. Godel, Escher, and Bach is one of my favorite books of all time. I find it fascinating that math is the foundation of much of the beauty in nature, such as snowflakes and the spirals of seeds in sunflowers.
Along with the explosion in popularity in adult coloring, I am seeing an explosion in online giveaways related to adult coloring, including coloring book giveaways. If you are not familiar with giveaways, they are actually quite simple to enter and are usually a way for a company to promote their product or service.
Following are 21 giveaways that I pulled together just this morning. Each listing has: a link to the giveaway; information on what is being given away (disclosure: some of these include affiliate links – I may make a few cents to support this website if you actually buy something after you click on them); the last day for entries; and who is eligible to enter – some are limited to various geographies.
It is December, and the holidays – which I love – are finally kicking into gear. In preparation for the stresses of the season, and to stay in the spirit, I have pulled out my brand new Christmas Mandala coloring book and a couple of holiday-themed printables.
Most of the adult coloring books I’ve seen at Adult Coloring 101 are drawn by one artist and are often single-themed such as mandalas, animals, abstracts, flowers, creatures, etc. And as much as I love them, sometimes I yearn for something a bit “different” from the often whimsy.
That is why a coloring book published earlier this month intrigued me.