#ColoringTherapy

Tie-Dye


(150+ photos of tie-dye projects)

Tie-Dye side of #ColoringTherapy


While #ColoringTherapy originally began with coloring, it was not long before tie-dye projects were added. These tie-dye projects are most often completed on donated linens (pillowcases and Queen/King flat sheets) and are handcrafted. These are often referred to as murals.

Resin Casting

(133+ photos of resin cast pieces)
Resin Casting side of #ColoringTherapy


Resin Casting came after tie-dyeing was added, but it proved to be a worthwhile investment of time and has produced some wonderful pieces. Each piece is handcrafted, which provides a unique result every time.


Hand-colored art


(37+ photos/scans of hand-colored images)

Hand-colored side of #ColoringTherapy


This is where the roots of #ColoringTherapy began; hand-colored images. I discovered the benefits of coloring as I was quitting smoking. Shortly thereafter, a death in the family proved to be a good exercise in grieving through coloring. Combined with Tie-Dye artwork, these two topics comprised the book I wrote: #ColoringTherapy - Coloring for your: mind, body and spirit, which helps guide the reader towards coloring with suggestions on getting started, to more detailed information about paper types and variations of colored pencils from brand to brand, as well as topics about the benefits of coloring. (Still smoke free!)

Digital Art


(175+ digitally created images)

Digital art side of #ColoringTherapy


While not really included in the founding of #ColoringTherapy, I have been creating digital art since I owned my first computer before high school, a Tandy Color Computer II (a.k.a. CoCo II). I learned how to write a program that would draw a chair! Then I learned how to make different parts of the chair different colors. I gained a little more experience when I inherited my grandfather's C64 with Koala Pad in the middle 90s. Things were pretty simple back then, but now there is a lot more complexity and range of colors!