Hey guys. Time for another monthly slice into my life and all the little things I am loving this month. Be sure to check out past posts to catch up on other awesome finds I wrote about.
Loving Lately – April
Loving Lately – March
Loving Lately – February
Loving Lately – January
Loving Lately – December
Loving Lately – November
Loving Lately – October
Loving Lately – September
Loving Lately – August
Usually I write about a handful of things that I am digging on, but this month I just wanted to share with you newest obsession – COLORING. Yes, coloring like we all did in elementary school. Coloring has come back with a vengeance and because of that there are tons of fabulous coloring book options for adults. Seriously, just go on Amazon and search “adult coloring book” and you’ll find something that fits your personality. No more stealing your kids, nieces/nephews, students Disney coloring books anymore. Personally, after shopping around I choose the Creative Coloring Inspirations: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy!’>Creative Coloring: Inspirations book because I loved the positive mantras it had on every page. (Disclaimer: These are affiliate links through Amazon.)
I have been a bit stressed out lately with the end of the school year approaching.
We have had four straight weeks of state/district required testing and boy has it messed up our schedules. My students and I are all feeling it. I was finding that I was exhausted at the end of the day, but when I laid down I couldn’t sleep well because my brain would just not shut off. I tried reading, but then I would get too wrapped up in the book. Coloring has become my nightly ritual and I absolutely love it.
I can work on a piece a little bit at night to calm myself down and then when it is time to sleep I can easily set it to the side and crawl into bed. Usually, I just add a bit more color each night to relax myself as it is a great stress reliever. The picture below is one I have been working on for a few days. The first night I added some greens, then the next night some purple tones, and last night I added some pink colors in.
Plus, in the end you have an awesome finished product. The pictures in this book are amazing and the motivational mantras are fabulous. I honestly think you could frame some of these as art if you really want to.
So, if you are looking for a nice, fun, calming activity I highly suggest coloring.
I am absolutely loving it. Okay, addicted might be a better term.
Are you a fan of coloring?
Would you buy an adult coloring book?