My brain never stops thinking about new projects and ideas I would love to post on the blog. I also think about a couple of online classes I’d like to take and debate in my head what extracurricular classes I should sign up the kids. Wow, just writing about this makes me feel a tad overwhelmed.
My solution so far? Coloring away with my daughter. Yes, coloring people. It has been a great way to bond with my 6-year-old little girl and slow down. It all started with an evening at a local toy store that invited me to a “coloring” night. Coloring night? Who has time for that? Then I considered it and thought to myself, “This is a good way to slow down and do something creative with the purpose of sitting down and just breathe.”
I colored this sheet from the book “Folk Art – 30 Illustrations to color, customize and hang.”
The class was starting at 7:00 pm and by that time I finished helping the kids with their homework, I was pretty tired. I told the hubs I was just going to stay home and hang out, but he insisted I should go and take a break. So, I made it to the toy store; I met a few ladies, mostly moms like me and a few young girls too. I colored away with gel pens and a color pencils too. What do you think? You are probably saying, wow, Ursula must have extra time on her hands to blog about coloring. Nope. I don’t, but I’m thankful for the hubs’ encouragement and making me go ;)
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Hope you too will be inspired to slow down and take a breather by coloring away.
P.S. This is my last “Photo Essay” blog post, I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a bit better. I’ll be starting a new series next Friday on… haven’t made a decision yet. Do come back and visit to find out ;)