Hi, I’m Kathy. I’m an artist.
When I was a kid, I was the one intensely drawing in the corner, oblivious to the outside world. At some point, other kids would gravitate around my desk. Inevitably, at some point, one of their voices would say:
“I can’t draw.”
“I’m not creative.”
Those words would rip right through me. I certainly didn’t want the simple act of my drawing to make anyone feel bad about themselves. To the contrary. All I wanted was for them to join me and to draw their own pictures. Somehow at seven, I knew: everyone is creative. Yet, I also knew was not equipped to navigate the situation.
WHERE did this belief come from, in the first place, I wondered? Did someone TELL them they can’t draw and they’re not creative? Maybe their parent discouraged creativity. Wherever they LEARNED that they weren’t creative, what they were taught was a LIE. Even at seven, I picked up on that. And it was then I realized that somehow, these kids need some way to explore their own creative voice, without talking badly about themselves and self-judgment.
This is where coloring comes in.
Coloring is a great creative equalizer. There’s NO “barrier to entry” with coloring. The lines are already drawn, so that’s out of the way. All you have to do is color them in (or out)! Any way you want.
I see coloring as a meditation, and as a creative experiment.
Coloring can help build self-confidence. It can bring us inner peace. It can open up a world of creative possibilities and wonder, without any self-judgment.
With coloring, ANYONE (no matter HOW uncreative they claim to be) can experience truly being in the “creative zone” and experience the pure joy of creativity. Maybe they’ll be experiencing all of this with a lack of self-judgment and self-criticism for the first time in their lives. This is why coloring is SO important and SO awesome!
I hope to encourage you with my coloring books, free coloring pages, and resources to dive into coloring.
Creativity is for EVERYONE. It’s NEVER too late, and coloring is a GREAT place to start.
So, whaddya say? Let’s get coloring!