Recently, I stumbled across a coloring group that produces coloring pages for adults and has built a community on Facebook of coloring enthusiasts from all over the world that believe that life is about appreciating the pleasure in everyday experiences. They hold contests and encourage members to share pictures they’ve colored, whether purchased through them or not.
I particularly enjoy this group because they focus on being happy. There is so much negativity in the world right now that it’s just so hard to get away from it. I am not a person that suffers with depression and anxiety but the current state of my country makes me sad and seeing all of the hate spreading like wildfire makes me even more sad. I believe that most people are good and I would rather focus on the positive things in life to allow myself to feel good.
In the words of the Color Happy community, “We belong to one race, the Human Race, and love and honor those who differ from us. We truly believe that a box of crayons and a friendly smile can change the world.”
Color Happy Mandala
The picture I colored below came from Color Happy as well. It was a free page to show off a package that was being sold. I downloaded, printed, and started coloring it right away. I took about 3 days to color this one as I don’t color a whole picture in one sitting. I work on it off and on throughout the day until it’s done. I stuck to the rainbow theme again on this one as I thought it really helped showcase the different elements of the mandala.
Would you like your own copy of this page? If so, go ahead and sign up for the Mandala series and I’ll send you a new one like this each week! The first one I send will be the blank copy of this same one. And after that, I’ll send a new one each week!
I would be happy to share these mandalas with you. In fact, I hope that you will get it and color it and then come back and attach it to a comment on this post to share with us the completed mandala. That would be awesome!
Once again, I used the Staples 36 pack of Gel Pens. This pack seems to have four different types of each color, a metallic, a neon, a glitter, and a standard.
I hope to find my other pens soon so that I can start using a variety of different tools while I color. I like to mix and match different colors and textures to get different effects when I color. One day, I’ll start trying to blend my colors and see how that works out for me. But since I color as a stress reliever, I try not to create opportunities for failure here.
So that’s my coloring for this week, I hope you enjoyed! Have you colored anything lately?
Until next time,