How I Paint

painting by Jillian

I was listening to music in my room, when I realized that I had the perfect idea for the piece missing on my wall. I struggle with forgiveness, and really, mostly with forgetting. The quote “bitterness keeps you from flying” is from the Tim McGraw song “Humble and Kind.” I want to focus on happiness, love, and the present. I don’t want to waste any more time on the bad or bad memories. 

My bedroom wall has been empty for quite a while, and I wanted to paint something this year. I thought the clouds and sun would be pretty, and planned for a quote over the painting. I used an app (PhotoGrid) to decide how I wanted the letters before painting them on there. 

PhotoGrid apppainting mock up
My letters didn’t turn out quite like the app, but it works! Have you ever painted your own art for your place? It’s kind of a lot of pressure… I don’t love how it turned out, but I still like it. 

Jillian

Adult Coloring Books

adult coloring book

Okay, I’m going to just say this right now. When I first heard the phrase “adult coloring book” I wondered why everyone was so into porn coloring books. When I figured out what was really going on, I felt like the creepiest person ever for thinking that. Then I told my friend that I bought one and she was like umm is that like a coloring book of naked people?

I think this proves either that these things are horribly named, or maybe just that my friends get me.

Anyway, the more I researched it and saw how many people said coloring was so fun and relaxing, I totally wanted to try it. Obviously I looked on Amazon, because whoever invented Amazon Prime completely owns my soul. There were tons of options, and it was hard to choose. I finally picked this cool animal one.

At first when I flipped through it, I was a little anxious about how small the spaces were. This is what I do. I take something relaxing and make it stressful. Notice how the markers are in rainbow order? That’s my idea of how to to relax 😛

Once I started coloring, I did get pretty into it. It’s totally relaxing, and the small spaces make it so you can’t think about anything else. You should try it!

wolf
owl
Have you tried coloring lately? What’s your favorite book?

❤ Jillian