Yesterday’s post notwithstanding, I’ve been trying lately to relax more and take time away to focus on me, centering myself and being in a better mood. Acupuncture, yoga, running, gratitude journal – just a few examples of activities I’ve undertaken for this mission. After receiving a few recommendations I decided to pick up The Mandala Coloring Book as part of my plan to decompress, reduce stress and help pass the time. I’ve had it for a few weeks but didn’t start using it until this past weekend. I quickly became engrossed in this, and although it was slow going at first (my first took about two hours!!) I quickly got into a groove. I was amazed at how quickly time passed once I had chosen my colors and started.
I posted one of my pictures on Facebook, and after seeing it my grandmother picked me up a coloring book (birds and butterflies theme) and another set of colored pencils. So I have plenty to keep me busy now! Thanks Nana.
I don’t consider myself a “creative” or “artistic” person – I ended up in finance, after all. But here are a few of my creations. I’ve been using colored pencils, not crayons or markers.