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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Coloring Book Pages

Hello People,

I am doing coloring books, started by a gift which came to me and which I spoke about here.
I have since received a couple more and I just really began to get into it. I have several coloring tools, from the colored pencils, to crazytip markers, to crayola pastels, and soon I am receiving in the mail soft pastels to cover large areas.
I just wanted to share a few I have done so is really therapeutic and I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to enjoy the right brains activity more in such a left brain shunted world. We need more right brain activities all of which induce peace, creativity and a sense of personal achievement.

From the Art Nouveau Animal Designs coloring book.....
I wanted to do some really pretty colors for the birds. I did some blending which always is nice.

From the Shakti Coloring Book......
this was the first one I did, totally not planning on coloring but was sitting at the desk listening to a lecture and this book was there and I half asleep grabbed it and began coloring her skin blue, then the next 4 hours disappeared with not a conscious or self aware thought on my part. It was bliss!

From The Calm Coloring Book (from Barnes and Noble)

 I do love how the water colors and the fish colors came out.....this one is so vibrant.

 Fairy flowers.

This is from the Whimsical Gardens Coloring not finished, but now that I have more coloring tools, I will experiment....
I especially like how the pots came out, all textured with green algae on them which I love!

I'm just discovering these things, and just 2 days ago discovered the Stained Glass Coloring books which were done by a man on youtube! lolol....good for him!.......but I went to google images and found sooooo much there and was excited to see that the actual pages from the stained glass coloring books can be taken out and hung up in windows to look like real stained glass....what a concept!
I hope to get some of those soon, especially this one......,204,203,200_.jpg


Happy Coloring!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and Peaceful Holidays

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I know Christmas offers mixed feelings for alot of us, but I still love my childhood memories of what it meant, a season of giving, and always my heart was warmed with love from my mother and family, and it was always a colorful happy time. Every year I remember those times of the hearth, of beauty and of a love that is giving. I wish you all colorful, warm, happy times.