I have loved coloring for as long as I can remember. I like coloring with crayons, colored pencils, markers, chalks . . . really anything. I appreciate the difference in appearance of the different coloring implements. I have my own coloring books.
I don't know if it's because they are boys or what, Z1 and Z2 won't sit down for any length of time to color with me so I had stopped coloring for a long time. In an attempt to find ways of relaxing, I decided to take up coloring again but I wanted to do some sophisticated coloring as most of my coloring books are basically children's coloring books (Muppets, Barbie, etc . . . ). I realized that by coloring more complex designs, I would get the opportunity to grow mentally (having decided to review and employ Basic Color Theory). And coloring is just a really great outlet for creativity. It's stimulating in so many ways.
A fellow homeschooling mom posted some sophisticated and beautiful coloring pages that she designed and it prompted me to seek out some more. Here's what I found:
Link 4 (one of my favorites)
Link 5 (another really nice one)
For my birthday, one of my best friend's sent me an Amazon.com gift card and so I think I'm going to get a fresh box of colored pencils and a gorgeous mandala coloring book.
I know I need to get my stress levels under control if I really want to experience optimal health. I'm thankful that such a simple act, the act of coloring, relieves my stress so well.
What are some things you do for stress reduction?