Feeling a Little Uptight Lately?
I sure have been! That’s why I started doodling again (sounds rather dubious, doesn’t it?).
I used to draw fantasy pictures when I was younger (in my teens) to relieve anxiety or tension and it really worked. I found myself reverting back to it again this week and it really helped me to unwind.
I know this might be a strange blog for me (or maybe not? Can’t seem to figure out who I am anymore anyway…lol) but I thought maybe you will appreciate it. I finished creating this ‘fairy garden’ picture (see below) last night and I wanted to get you and/or your children/spouse/best friend/neighbour/dog/cat/hamster to join in with printing it out and colouring it in!
Go on! Let’s have some fun, for Pete’s sake (Pete could really use a bit of shits and giggles right now).
Dust Off Your Pencil Crayons, Khoki’s and Paints!
So, your homework (or colour therapy work) is to print this out and splash your unique version of hue onto it (scroll to the bottom to see some of the finished pictures I’ve received from y’all).
Then, I would love you to e-mail me the finished version (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will put them all together in a blog for the whole wide world to see (you can remain anonymous or let the globe know who the genius is behind the crayons!).
Get In-Touch With the Inner Sense (Innocence) of the Inner Child!
Is this a glorified colouring-in blog?
YES!!! It damn well is and you’re going to have so much fun doing it :)…so without anymore procrastination, here it is (just click on the picture to take you to the bigger version and then ‘save as’ and ‘print’):
Fairy Garden by ©Cherie Roe Dirksen – Have fun colouring this in!!!
Have oodles of fun (because that’s the point and don’t lose sight of it!) and I will publish the finished results in a few weeks, so do try to get me your finished piccie within the next week or two. I am also going to colour this in, in case you were wondering — so don’t feel alone and overwhelmed! 😀
Oh yes, and see if you can spot the 10 fairies, 2 bees, 2 snails and 8 ladybugs.
Isn’t it great to be a child again?
If you enjoyed coloring this, then maybe you’ll like my Mandala Colouring Book, click on the picture below – it’s an instant download/printable – and you can get colouring straight away! Did you know that colour therapy is proven to reduce stress and anxiety? You’ll find everything you need to know about the impacts of colouring and your health in the introduction of this book:
Got the colouring bug?
Try your hand at colouring this picture too (click here to take you to the next colour therapy pic). Don’t forget to share with friends and family — you never know who may enjoy this creative activity):
If you would like to GO LARGE, I also have this picture available as a poster (in 2 different sizes) at my print store (you can order yours by CLICKING HERE). What’s more is I have this design available on all sorts of products like mugs, t-shirts, skirts, leggings, so you can even get yourself some glass or fabric paint and go mad! Or enjoy as is 😀
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
You may also really enjoy this blog: The Relaxation Solution for Busy Moms Who’ve Tried it All (and it’s Not What You Think!) — Super Mommy Club
UPDATE: Here are some of the beautiful colour renditions I have received from you and your families! Don’t forget to send me your finished product and I’ll post it here 🙂
Received from Anna (5 yrs) — Cape Town
Received from Mandolin — Durban
Another version received from Mandolin (Durban)
Thank you for your lovely, colourful and bright masterpieces!
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