This year I have resolved to do one thing – find the JOY in everyday moments. Part of how I do that is by reducing stress in my life, and calming my heart and mind. I have found that my favorite way to do that is to color. Adult coloring has become my favorite pastime – and it’s easy to do while interacting with my kids, doing chores, etc… it’s quick to set a 5 or 10 minute timer and sit down and color a small portion of a picture, and then move back to whatever I was doing. It’s fun to color when my kids color in their books, and it’s fabulous when they are watching tv and playing independently – because I can watch them play while keeping my hands busy… and relaxing all at the same time!
Shown above – my work in progress on the January page of the Secret Garden 2016 Calendar.
I’ve had several friends ask me recently about getting started coloring themselves, so as I sat down to put together a list of affiliate links for one particular friend, I decided I’d just put them out there for anyone and everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no surprise to you that I’m OBSESSED with Johanna Basford’s work – she is incredible. So if you’re interested in purchasing any of her products, here are the links for you! And if you’re looking for a good set of pencils, pens, and/or sharpener, I’ve got those linked here for you as well. Obviously, there are lots of other options out there – this is just what I use!
Thank you so much for using these affiliate links – every tiny tad I make goes to help keep this blog online! 🙂 If you try out any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts!