Here is my finished ‘Port Chalmers, Dunedin’ colouring page (WIP slideshow below).
I did a little research online and, as well as being an easy way to relax and have fun, colouring pages ~ especially intricate designs ~ can help to:
* reduce anxiety and relieve stress
* encourage positive thoughts and feelings
* improve mindfulness, connecting us with the here and now
* improve focus and concentration, and help with problem solving
I coloured this on my computer using a crayon-style brush to give it a subtle texture…
The best thing about doing it digitally was that I could change my mind about what colours went where; the worst thing about doing it digitally was that I could change my mind about what colours went where : ) I’m really happy with the end result and I’m now wondering if it might inspire some canvas paintings later in the year. We shall see.
14 thoughts on “Lost in the trees… a.k.a. Good reasons to nurture your inner artist”
That drawing looks like it took a lot of patience!!! It turned out very well 🙂
A lot of patience and a lot of hours, yes : ) Thanks, Joy.
Great work Anna ! Would make a lovely design for a ‘local’ jigsaw too
Thank you, Poppy xxx
Anna, this is indeed lovely and I agree with Poppy it would be a fab jigsaw.
Thanks, Amberley Anglican : )
Stunning image! I like your time lapse too
Thanks, Alistair. I think I may have a new obsession : )
Nothing wrong with obsession, at the core of getting up daily and doing art!
I love it Anna! I relate to the dichotomy of having choice and having choice. I look forward to seeing some possible paintings.
Thank you, Catherine. I’m really keen to turn these into paintings… I’m experimenting at the moment to figure out the best way to do that : )