Bloom where you are planted. Sounds like a good concept. I don't know where I heard that phrase but I am thinking it was somewhere in my old Christian days. Bloom where you are planted. I like that. To me it means make the best out of any situation that you find yourself in. It means to flourish, be your best, do your best with where you are, with what you have, with whatever comes your way. Yes, I do like that phrase.
But this is not what this post is about. It is about coloring and creativity. Yes, you read that right. Who hasn't heard a million times "Mom, will you color with me?" And who among you hasn't colored your fair share of Winnie the Pooh, Carebears, My Little Pony and the like? And really, who doesn't like to color from time to time? (Lyse, I know you do) So I am going to let you in on a little secret...
My friend Heather has offered, for free, a printable coloring page just for grown ups although older kids may like to color one too. Let me instruct you on one of the ways this thing is done.
#1 Put some Josh Groban on the CD player. (I was going to say stereo. How dated is that?)
#2 Pour yourself a glass of Merlot, or any other grape varietal that you prefer.
#3 Get out your best pencil crayons or markers. Heck, you can even use crayons.
#4 Spend then next hour or so just doing this simple, lovely thing and really enjoy it.
I sure did. You can find the printable here on her wonderful blog Beauty that Moves.
She also sells some of her "already colored in" artwork. I have two pieces myself. So on these dog days of summer when you feel hot and sticky and uninspired, head on over and check it out. I dare you not to.