Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. ~Buddha

I’m usually a happy person but for most of January I was struggling. Feeling very bleh about everything and lacking any desire to really do anything. I think it might have to do with the short days and the general grayness of the winter season. This year it just seemed to hit me harder than it has in the past.

One thing that always seems to help is writing my morning pages and practicing gratitude. The writing helps me feel grounded and connected and the gratitude helps me remember how fortunate I am.

What helps you when you are just not feeling the happiness?

Tiny Mixed Media Collages

I do love my tiny art. Mostly because I can create something in a relatively short amount of time. I still have to wait for layers to dry but it’s much easier to wait for a 3″ square to dry than a larger piece.

Another thing I like with smaller works is not having to worry about things like mixing up enough of a paint color. In fact I often have a little bit of leftover paint. Have you ever been painting something large and you’ve mixed the perfect color but you run out about 80% of the way along? I don’t enjoy that scramble to mix up some more of the same color. Continue reading “Tiny Mixed Media Collages”

Free Geometric Coloring Page Download

I’m long overdue for posting another free coloring page download.  Since I’ve listed several geometric pages in my shop I thought it would be fun to give one away too.

Free Geometric Coloring Page Download

Do you see 6 pointed stars or crazy boxes or both?  This originally started as a star pattern and I added some boxes to fill in the spaces and then it just got crazy.  I really hope you enjoy coloring it!

Download as PDF here

Download as PNG here

If you enjoy this free page then check out my Etsy Shop for many more coloring pages featuring my drawings.