Do you get to color at work? If not, maybe you should see if your boss will let you start!
Entrepreneur recently published a great article about using adult coloring in the workplace as a way to foster teamwork, improve communication, and boost morale. The author, Kelly Lovell, has some fascinating insights into how your coloring style can be used to evaluate your strengths as an employee. If you outline before filling in, choose unusual color palettes, or often leave your pictures unfinished, you’ll want to check this article out!
The picture is from MiniMENTALS by Sue Chastain. This is one of her earlier books, but I keep coming back to the designs because I love the smaller size and the instant gratification of getting a picture done quickly.
If you’ve been following April the Giraffe and can’t wait for her baby to be born, Inquisitr has a wonderful roundup of 10 Adult Coloring Pages for People Who Love April the Giraffe. This roundup includes giraffe pages in a variety of styles and detail levels, making it perfect for both beginning and advanced colorists.
One of my favorite things about the adult coloring craze is the number of amazing freebies you can find online. Even if your budget doesn’t allow you to purchase any coloring books, you could color all day using nothing but free printables!
Fave Crafts has a free book for you to download featuring 15 different printable designs — ranging from mandalas and simple geometric patterns to flowers and other nature inspired images. Many of the designs are small enough that you could easily cut them out and make your own handmade greeting cards when you’re finished.
If you’re feeling blue, there’s nothing like a new coloring page to brighten your mood. Celestrial’s Pencil has a number of gorgeous free inspirational adult coloring pages for you to color and print, including the “Grow the Glow” design featured above. This heart design makes me think of Valentine’s Day, but it’s actually appropriate for any time of year. I think the message is one we all need with so many terrible things happening in the world today.
If you love this artist’s style, there are also several adult coloring books that you can purchase on her website. The books appear to feature a range of seasonally inspired images, as well as flowers and other nature designs.