TheColoringProject

Creating Digital Downtime and Self-Discovery

Seattle, Washington | 2239 Sales

TheColoringProject

Creating Digital Downtime and Self-Discovery

Seattle, Washington 2239 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Coloring is SIMPLE. You can do it ANYWHERE. You can do it at your own PACE. There are NO RULES, NO RIGHT or WRONG.

The Coloring Project –
I founded The Coloring Project to use coloring as a tool for focus, creativity and mindfulness with my clients. I filled the coloring pages with intentional phrases, words and concepts that we work on; pondering, discussing and finding gaining new awareness.

Coloring fosters Calm. Creativity. Clarity. Consciousness. Connection.

Calm: Coloring creates the act of slowing down, the act of focusing on one thing, the physiological stress relieving benefit of engaging your creative, logical and kinesthetic brain all at the same time, and the non-threatening access to creativity that doesn't come with a blank page - Not to mention the satisfaction of being able to execute on a creative vision in a way you couldn't when you were a child with less than stellar fine motor control.

Creativity: Coloring also gives you access to your own creativity and self-expression – with a structure that’s a little less scary than a blank page and an instruction to draw. When we’re coloring, we are able to access that inner artist, the one that you’ve been telling yourself that you don’t have. Nurture those creative abilities you know you have.

Clarity & Consciousness: When we focus on the coloring, on the creativity, on the “doing” of art – we stop focusing on our stressful thoughts, on our troubles and future worries. When we’re coloring, we are distracted from our thoughts and from that inner critic, the one that sits on our shoulder, questioning what we are capable of. Coloring has the ability to get you out of your head, to calm or quiet that ridiculously loud inner critic - and to focus your concentration on something intentional, an idea, a concept, a thought or a mantra, like an active meditation.

Connection: Coloring fosters connection – to self, and to others (when you color in a group). All of the benefits of coloring solo compound when you color in a group – Conversation deepens, discussion grow, and connections are made.

The Coloring Project is a way to get to know ourselves better as we do something that is also fun!

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2015

Coloring is SIMPLE. You can do it ANYWHERE. You can do it at your own PACE. There are NO RULES, NO RIGHT or WRONG.

The Coloring Project –
I founded The Coloring Project to use coloring as a tool for focus, creativity and mindfulness with my clients. I filled the coloring pages with intentional phrases, words and concepts that we work on; pondering, discussing and finding gaining new awareness.

Coloring fosters Calm. Creativity. Clarity. Consciousness. Connection.

Calm: Coloring creates the act of slowing down, the act of focusing on one thing, the physiological stress relieving benefit of engaging your creative, logical and kinesthetic brain all at the same time, and the non-threatening access to creativity that doesn't come with a blank page - Not to mention the satisfaction of being able to execute on a creative vision in a way you couldn't when you were a child with less than stellar fine motor control.

Creativity: Coloring also gives you access to your own creativity and self-expression – with a structure that’s a little less scary than a blank page and an instruction to draw. When we’re coloring, we are able to access that inner artist, the one that you’ve been telling yourself that you don’t have. Nurture those creative abilities you know you have.

Clarity & Consciousness: When we focus on the coloring, on the creativity, on the “doing” of art – we stop focusing on our stressful thoughts, on our troubles and future worries. When we’re coloring, we are distracted from our thoughts and from that inner critic, the one that sits on our shoulder, questioning what we are capable of. Coloring has the ability to get you out of your head, to calm or quiet that ridiculously loud inner critic - and to focus your concentration on something intentional, an idea, a concept, a thought or a mantra, like an active meditation.

Connection: Coloring fosters connection – to self, and to others (when you color in a group). All of the benefits of coloring solo compound when you color in a group – Conversation deepens, discussion grow, and connections are made.

The Coloring Project is a way to get to know ourselves better as we do something that is also fun!

Andrea Koehler

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The Coloring Project - Coloring for Calm, Consciousness, and Connection

I founded The Coloring Project to use coloring as a tool for focus, creativity and mindfulness with my clients. I filled the coloring pages with intentional phrases, words and concepts that we work on; pondering, discussing and finding gaining new awareness.

Coloring fosters Calm. Creativity. Clarity. Consciousness. Connection.

Calm: Coloring creates the act of slowing down, the act of focusing on one thing, the physiological stress relieving benefit of engaging your creative, logical and kinesthetic brain all at the same time, and the non-threatening access to creativity that doesn't come with a blank page - Not to mention the satisfaction of being able to execute on a creative vision in a way you couldn't when you were a child with less than stellar fine motor control.

Creativity: Coloring also gives you access to your own creativity and self-expression – with a structure that’s a little less scary than a blank page and an instruction to draw. When we’re coloring, we are able to access that inner artist, the one that you’ve been telling yourself that you don’t have. Nurture those creative abilities you know you have.

Clarity & Consciousness: When we focus on the coloring, on the creativity, on the “doing” of art – we stop focusing on our stressful thoughts, on our troubles and future worries. When we’re coloring, we are distracted from our thoughts and from that inner critic, the one that sits on our shoulder, questioning what we are capable of. Coloring has the ability to get you out of your head, to calm or quiet that ridiculously loud inner critic - and to focus your concentration on something intentional, an idea, a concept, a thought or a mantra, like an active meditation.

Connection: Coloring fosters connection – to self, and to others (when you color in a group). All of the benefits of coloring solo compound when you color in a group – Conversation deepens, discussion grow, and connections are made.

The Coloring Project is a way to get to know ourselves better as we do something that is also fun!

A little about me: I’m an ontological coach – yes – that’s a fancy way to say that I work with people as a partner in identifying their automatic habits or patterns and push through their self-limiting beliefs. I work with people toward personal or professional goals, through life transitions, and those who just know there is something bigger for them, but feel stuck in getting there; with people who are ready to take action towards their dreams and goals. I partner with my clients, as they peel back that proverbial onion and dig into all the stuff that has them stuck – becoming aware of their inner critic and its limiting effects, as they reconnect with their purpose, and then design structures and accountability that support what they want to create.

I use coloring with my clients in multiple ways; as a tool for focus and engagement, a tool for calming, and as an aid to active meditation. By highlighting the topic they are choosing for meditation or focus, coloring clears their plate of the mental chatter that fills the empty silent spaces and allows them to really focus on what they are looking to explore.

About the Artists: When I first reached out to artists I followed on my Instagram, I hoped to get a few responses to the project. I was overwhelmed at the amount of interest, willingness to participate and enthusiasm for the project. I am incredibly humbled to have worked with amazing artists on this coloring book. Our artists for this book come from Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Jenni Mills, Josie Nolan, Justine Fisher, Kristin Lawrence, Leonnie Spencer, Margaret Lee, Nadira Ramses, Nina Scott, and Shubha Balasubramanya have created some of the most beautiful and thoughtful drawings that I’ve seen. In alignment with this project, it was important for me to have the artists create pictures of words or phrases they resonated with. Each artist chose which words/phrases they drew from a list and, for this, the project is even more special.

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