Coloring in the Lines

Posted: October 14, 2014 in Authenticity, Inspiration, Legal Education

Piecing Life TogetherI came across a Huffington Post piece today that says “coloring isn’t just for children,” and that it’s a stress reliever for adults too.  No kidding.  Finally, a credible voice comes on the scene…

These are just examples of adult coloring that I do for fun, stress relief, and sometimes as means for visualizing my future, or what I need even in the present.

Sometimes it’s drawing pictures from pictures, sometimes it’s coloring drawings by others in, and sometimes it’s collage.  I’ll integrate objects like plants or seeds sometimes, grass even.  Ways to integrate aspects of my consciousness into a piece I can play with in front of me.  Mandalas are also a great way to play.

And, in law school (it always comes back to that) or for people who are trained how to think and perform in extremely prescribed, linear ways, this kind of processing can provide a lot of relief.  You still get to use lines.  You can be really strict if you want about which colors to use.  You can keep your structure.  But allow some creativity to also flow through!!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s