Free Colouring Book with 15 Printable Coloring Pages for Adults

I’m so excited!🙂

Some of my drawings have been featured in the latest free colouring book by Prime Publishing LLC – the publishing house behind FaveCrafts.com – and, to my great surprise, my Healing Hearts design even made it to the cover page. ♥

15 Printable Free Colouring Pages for Adults

Free eBook with 15 Printable Colouring Pages for Adults

The editors have created a wonderful little eBook! On altogether 28 pages, they curated a beautiful collection of relaxing and uplifting designs in a variety of styles, topics and sizes.

And not just that: Editor Kaylee Pope has also included three articles with helpful tips and very interesting insights regarding the balancing effects of colouring (as if we needed an “excuse”😉 ):

  • How to Print These Coloring Book Pages
  • Coloring Therapy: Scribble Stress Away
  • Coloring Book Therapy: Fad or Fact?

You can download the complete Free Colouring Book with 15 Printable Coloring Pages for Adults, or the Healing Hearts design as a printable PDF sample page.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Maria ♥

Images courtesy of FaveCrafts.

Colouring Time = Me-time

The past couple of weeks have been even busier than I had anticipated, and other than a few sketches I did not get any drawings done.

That’s changed now, and I’m working on a new project.🙂

Well, it’s not so new, as I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but I hadn’t managed to put it into context until yesterday, and therefore I didn’t quite know where to start or on what to focus – there are so many possibilities…

What happened yesterday was that I got my first assignment for the Mini Digital Product Mastermind Group.

This first assignment was to describe and find the so-called Ideal Customer and to identify one to three problems this customer has. As you can imagine, describing an Ideal Customer for colouring pages is not really possible, they come from so many different backgrounds and enjoy colouring for many different reasons.

But there was something that probably most of them have in common in some way: Colouring for relaxation.

This is mostly because colouring gives us a time-out, a mini-break, me-time. It’s a time period where we can switch off and recharge our energies.

So that’s what my next project is specifically designed for. As a sneak preview I’ll also give you the description I posted for the first assignment:

For people with demanding jobs/businesses or multiple duties, like working Mums or Dads, that is people who are so busy, rushing around and stressed during their daily activities that they forget (or think they haven’t got the time) to
– smile
– take care of themselves first
– take regular mini time-outs for a reboot and for recharging their energies.
Also includes people who are surrounded by negativity, stressed co-workers or clients/customers/patients.

How about you? Are there times when you get caught up in your daily life that you forget to take regular me-time? Are you perhaps so involved that you need to “go to the bathroom” as an excuse for a time-out?

Or, if you do take mini-breaks, how long are they and what do you do? How well can you switch off, how refreshed do you feel afterwards?

And – in case you like colouring, doodling or tangles: What does it do for you, how does it make you feel?

I’d really love to know!

Maria ♥

Benefits of Colouring Pages for Adults

Benefits of Colouring Pages for Adults – http://worldofmagnifica.eu

 

 

Digital Product Mastermind Group

This is for you if you’re thinking of creating or marketing a digital product (eBook, PDF, music, video, tutorial or online course…) but don’t quite know how to get started.

Last summer I participated in the Small Product Lab (see my review of my lab experience on my other blog Quilting Oneness), organised by Gumroad. What I learned about taking a product from idea to launch was ever so helpful, and the community was supportive, encouraging, uplifting…just amazing!

Now previous participants have got together and are organising the Digital Product Mastermind Group on facebook – start is in two days, 18th April 2016, so you can still join.

This time the challenge is how to develop a product idea and take it all the way to launch in two weeks.

Obviously the short time span allows only for the creation of a small product (unless you’ve got something all ready to go), but if you’ve been procrastinating with publishing or launching it, this event might just give you the kick you’ve been waiting for.😉

Maybe see you there?

Maria ♥

Photo by Alex Markovich, Free images for poets

Rise & Shine

It’s been a long time since I last added something to this poor neglected blog…

This winter I haven’t been in hibernation, though, but busy creating.

Rise and Shine

A belated side-effect of the word art tutorial I created last summer for the Small Product Lab was that it got me re-started on pen & ink drawings, and after designing some Colouring Cards for adult friends, I saw a new door opening.

My website World of Magnifica (Printables for Colouring Pages and Tangles, eCards, Tips & More) went live about a month ago and my days are getting into a new rhythm. I also know by now that I will have time to maintain both this blog and Quilting Oneness with occasional posts or patterns:) and I’m looking forward to it!

Wishing you a Happy Spring – or Autumn, wherever you are!

Maria ♥

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PS: You can download the Rise & Shine Colouring Page via Gumroad, and I’ve also got a freebie for you: the Easter Eggs Mini Colouring Book – hope you enjoy it!🙂

Saying No to Survival Mode

What do you do when you’re running behind schedule? Run faster?

Since I started rolling with the Small Product Lab, ideas keep flowing, take on shape, expand…just wonderful! I love this creative energy and I want to do everything at once.

Of course I can’t. I can have – and I do have – several larger and smaller projects in progress, so I always got something that fits my current circumstances and mood and keeps me from getting into a rut. But it’s not possible to do two things at the same time and give them my full attention.

So the usual questions are Continue reading

Embracing Imperfection (1)

I just finished writing (on my other blog) a rather long post Embracing Imperfection – Getting stressed or getting things done? about my Small Product Lab experience.

So for today I just want to give a short update: All went well, eventually, and on time – except for the fact that only now, more than a week later, I’m still catching up with writing about it…

My Small Product (the original idea was to write a small 20plus-page eBook) Five Steps to Getting Started with Word Art stubbornly resisted all cutting and grew into a full-fledged set of Guidebook, Workbook and Templates book, with over 70 pages. You can imagine that I had to cut the time from other tasks.

Anyway, it’s done and available, and in the meantime I sent a one-page wordart printable to my newsletter subscribers (who get a small freebie three times a month). Here it is – free for you, too:

word art: embrace imperfection

Click on the image to get this footprint in two sizes and different colours. (via Gumroad)

Enjoy, and have a great day!

Maria