Monday, July 6, 2015

Adult Coloring is Becoming More Of a Trend, And Getting More Adult!

 
The coloring table at our indie bookstore!
It's nothing new. Creative therapy has been used to de-stress and decompress in an official capacity since the 1940s. Intensive art therapy is being given to combat survivors to help with post traumatic stress disorder.

What if you don't want to commit to molding clay or watering down paints? You can pick up some colored pencils!

While coloring books like, The Secret Garden and The Enchanted Forrest are fun for both children and adults, I suggest flipping through others just to be sure they're age appropriate. 



This seemingly innocent coloring book is filled with Hindu mythology. You'd enjoy the Goddesses, Mandalas, and Sacred Geometry.



When it comes to your little one, this kind of coloring will probably not relieve stress. 

The Enchanted Forrest and Secret Garden are both safe bets. You can create your own scenes and find hidden artifacts. For those of you who want a more adult option, there are plenty to choose from!

Has anyone else joined in the color craze?








Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Feast or Famine!


It's the first Wednesday of the month. Time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group post!


I'm feeling very fortunate these days. I landed a freelance writing gig with a company that umbrellas seven different publications, I have an interview today with a San Francisco tech company, and I start grad school next month. 

Another proof of my mystery novel, Chosen is on its way to my twitchy little hands. My editors have been awesome. 

My neck has locked up (I was in a car accident last December) and I haven't been able to run, which makes me depressed. I'm trying to go for a light jog today, but the pinched nerve in my neck dictates that I take it easy. I just know that if I could really run I'd sweat out all the stress.

Until then, I'm slowly masticating the giant bite I took this summer. Trying not to choke.