At this current day and confusing times, it's crucial to stay grounded and in tune with ourselves, now more than ever. When the world around us is collapsing and panic is rising it's important to inhale the good and exhale the bad. Keep things calm. And that's the topic that I wanted to write about today.
I believe that we all have an infinite source of energy inside of ourselves that most people don’t know about. It’s called CREATIVITY and it’s best administered as a daily dose. We’re often told early on in our life that doodling is not useful and coloring is just for kids…
But the act of coloring itself is one of the most uncomplicated and easiest ways to be creative and treat yourself to some digital detox time. Have you ever seen stressed-out kids, that are coloring? No, neither have I :)
And that is because coloring helps relieve stress, expel negative thoughts, achieve mindfulness, and take a few moments for yourself. Furthermore, it releases your creativity and allows you to experience relief by altering your meditative state.
Now, the question is, how do you get started? First, find a coloring book that suits your taste. Whether it's mandalas, animals, or abstract art, there's something for everyone. Next, choose your coloring utensils wisely. Colored pencils, markers, or crayons, it's your choice.
But here's the secret: don't overthink it. Just let your inner child take over and have fun. Don't worry about staying in the lines or picking the "right" colors. It's not a competition, it's a way to unwind and relax.
And if you need some inspiration, turn on some music or a podcast, sip some tea, and get lost in the moment. You'll be surprised at how quickly time flies when you're in your own little world.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a coloring book, unleash your inner child, and let the creativity flow. You deserve a break, and coloring is the perfect way to give yourself one.
My first original coloring book is now published
Not everyone feels comfortable painting or drawing something purely out of their imagination, but most people find it easy to color an image that they find pleasing and that excites them. Therefore, I've decided to come to the aid of those said people and have created a print-yourself coloring book inspired by flowers called Flowerful Power (in English) or Loovuslillemaagia (in Estonian).
Flowerful Power is a coloring book that consists of 32 unique flower drawings. It is suitable for people of all ages that want to explore their creativity, that love flowers and coloring, and that wish to take advantage of the wonderful benefits that coloring meditation can offer.
If you're not ready to commit to a whole book just yet, you can download the FREE coloring pages (Gentian and Vanilla Orchid) that I've created to give you a little taster before you make a decision on the book.
And now, switch off your brain, take a color break, and flow into a relaxation mindset. Be a kid again, embrace all the imperfect strokes of crayons and pencils on paper, and enjoy the process of coloring beautiful flowers.
Remember, no stress, no time constraints, no perfection needed. Just be yourself and know that you’re enough.
PS! Don't forget to share your creations with me as well. When you're sharing your creations online use the hashtag #flowerfulpower and tag the @artbysylph account.
Other places where you can find the coloring book online
To make things simpler, here's a list of all the current places where you can order the coloring book:
- Flowerful Power in English (digital download, print yourself)
- Loovuslillemaagia in Estonian (digital download, print yourself)
- Flowerful Power in English (A4 format) on Amazon
- Flowerful Power in English (6x9 inches format) on Amazon