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Random Thoughts 2: Colouring Books Rock.

Hi 😀 !

So I was thinking about what fun post I can do, and colouring books came to my mind !

I have a soft spot for these new colouring books are quite popular right now. I really enjoy colouring to relax sometimes and would love to share what I have so far ! Bear in mind that I’m no professional haha but I really really do enjoy it !

I have loads of  stuff that is still a work in progress but I’m still gonna show it to you guys :D.

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If you would like to share anything that you have worked on please do ! I think you can share photos in the comments section 😉

Please share your favourite colouring books too! I would love to buy more! Haha ❤

Just because we are all grown up doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy colouring ❤

Ok so so far I have purchased three colouring books, I am going to share them here in the order of how I bought them, saving my favourite for last ;). ❤

My first colouring book was this one here, titled:

Zen Colouring – Advanced Art Therapy – Animals

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Obviously I bought something related to animals lol, people that are close to me and are reading this are probably rolling their eyes hahah. Too obsessed with animals.

So here are some of the things I coloured in:

  • The lone butterfly.

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This one the more simpler ones I know (I have better ones I promise), but i really liked it. It was easy to fill in and I enjoyed how symmetrical it was. I left it filled in on its own because I love how it now stands out from all the other ones 🙂

  • The Mellow Jellies

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I loved doing these ! Especially the rasta one :3 They are so cool and flowy, they remind me of the cool jellies that were in that animation movie Shark Tale haha !

Like I said though, I’m no professional but I guess, with colouring there is no right or wrong just fun !

  • The Dancing Elephants

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Vibrant colours and funky prints ! When I saw this one it just reminded me of music. So I had fun mixing up their colours to make them contrast as much as I can :3

  • The Shells on the Shore

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Ok ok I Know this one is not finished heavily yet but I love colouring depending on my mood and I don’t mind taking forever to finish them (guilty!). This one kind of reminded me of a nice sheet of granite so I tried to go for it. Haha I make it sound so serious, but yeah it’s true, that’s what I imagined.

  • The Gorgeous Scarab

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Bugs are so cool! So so cool. This one I really want to finish but I am so indecisive about choosing all the other one’s colours that I feel like I should leave it right now in case I spoil it! Haha geez I can be an overthinker sometimes.

  • The Beautiful Reef

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Under the sea! (little mermaid childhood flashback <3) All the different fish swimming about! It’s all about the vibrant colours and contrasts here! 😀

  • Singing Whales

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Whales have to be one of my top ten favourite animals, so beautiful ❤ The whales I have here are cute though! Funky patterns, stripes and dots and more. I was actually considering getting one of these tattooed somewhere…hmm maybe one day….

  • Camo Chameleon

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Reptiles are also one of my top ten! I used to own many as pets and I think they beautiful and amazing ❤ I Kept this chameleon to a cute standard in green here but I tried to kick it up with some nice oranges, reds, purples and yellows, I’m happy with it :3

  • The Beauty and the Poisonous

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I left my favourite picture from this book for last. I enjoyed doing this one so much I didn’t want to finish it but at the same time I wanted to see it finished hahahah!

Snakes are beautiful and after finishing this one I learnt that I also love to colour in flowers. They are so relaxing to do!

Ok so that was what I worked on from my first book, I bought this book from: book depository (has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=kimsbookshelf ) just in case you would want to check it out 🙂

My Second colouring book  was this one here, titled:

Zen Colouring – Ocean

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I know I know lol, another nature related one. Well, not to spoil the post for you but even the one after this is nature related lol (It’s a good one I promise!).

With this one I didn’t fill in as many as the first one. No particular reason because I really like it, I guess it depends what I feel like colouring on some days and others.

So here is what I coloured in:

  • Waves

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Colour, colour and more colour!! The vibrant movements of the waves and patterns makes me so happy. Of course it’s not finished yet lol. I know  I know, working on it!

Sorry only one from this book here but I’ll try to keep you guys updated on what I start and finish. 🙂 Hopefully if I manage 🙂

Bought this book also from: book depository (has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=kimsbookshelf ) just in case you would want to check it out 🙂

My final and most favourite colouring book! *drumroll*….is titled here:

Animorphia – An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge

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Yes it is another animal related book (I’m very predictable I know lol). This one is by far the most intricate and imaginative one I own. I love love love it! All the images are so unique and funky, it just pushes you to your creative limits! Two worlds merged into one – Animals morphing into doodles- Animorphia !

As seen in the title of the book ‘’An extreme colouring and search challenge’’ which means that apart from all the colouring this book also includes a search challenge. The challenge is shown at the last pages of the book where it will ask you to find random hidden doodles from all around the book. Awesome!

The perfect way to unwind and relax.

Now this book is much more detailed than any of the other ones I have shown you but believe it or not I actually have completed one! A full one! Woooo haha ❤

So here are some of the things that I coloured in:

  • The Rise of the Pheonix

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I enjoyed doing this one so much! I just let the colours flow through me and see it come to life step by step whilst colouring kept motivating me to finish it.

I am super happy with how it turned out.

  • All Seeing owl

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I loved this as well. I tried to give the owl different feather textures by using different colours and the results made me happy. I risked it but it turned out cool 😀

Bought this book also from: book depository (has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=kimsbookshelf ) just in case you would want to check it out 🙂
Like I said earlier, no rules in colouring, just good relaxing vibes 😀 ❤

Also, just in case you were wondering what pens I used to colour in, I used the Stadeler fine liners in all different colours I could find! Here is a picture below:

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I hope that you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading !! I hope to think of more cool posts I can come up with to share with you all. Do you have any cool and fun ideas for posts that you want to share? Let me know in the comments! ❤

Thanks so much 🙂

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As always, peace.

Kim

 

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Random Thoughts 1 : You are more than just a Facebook like

Hi all, I know that this post’s title is random (and this post is not a book review) but I stumbled across a thought that I wanted to share with you all and kept thinking about it and decided that I will create a new category on my blog. This category is dedicated to random thoughts that I’m sure most of us think about at some point in our life. I wanted to connect more with my readers and wanted you all to know that I’m just like you. Human.

This post is directed to anyone that needs it, anyone that has ever felt that they are ‘’not enough’’ and so on….

Social media – Our modern world revolves around these two words. Looking at them now that’s what they are, just words but looking at the big picture they are so so much more. Don’t get me wrong, social media has many advantages, it really does but I can also clearly see (and live through) the disadvantages of it in this modern world. Let me help you to understand.

Keep in mind that I am writing this post to make people feel appreciated and to feel better. So please, be nice when sharing your comments :).

Here we go.

Simple question. Do you ever feel like you need a quick fix of feeling appreciated or feeling good about yourself so you post a selfie on Facebook ? I have done it, many times. Most of us have, let’s be honest here. It’s such an easy fix for a confidence boost, take a photo of yourself in which you feel that you look ok, share it with the world and just wait. Wait to get a few likes, some lovely comments and kisses and there you go, your mood is now awesome and you just go about with your day like nothing.

Don’t take this in the wrong way. Keep in mind that I am sharing what I experience from this (no negative vibes ! 🙂 ), this post is not saying that everyone is like me but I have to be honest, I have seen this happening with pre teens nowadays and it hurts my heart.

So your selfie is now posted online and you start getting likes etc…..

When I think about this ‘’feeling good’’ for social media attention I get angry at myself. Yes, at myself. I feel that in today’s world social media has affected young women in a way that is making us obsessed with being perfect. Having perfect eyebrows, perfect makeup, perfect skin, perfect full lips, lashes as long as possible, keeping an eye out for what we eat all the time and the list goes on and on….. It’s hard being a girl sometimes lol. Sometimes in a world of makeup and stuff I forget how to love myself naked. By naked I mean makeup free, the real me with all my dark circles and pimples and messy hair and other flaws that make me, me. I hate that sometimes I get lost in this world of makeup and selfies and looking pretty and forget to love myself as I am and I forget to love myself for more than just being pretty.

Yeah you read the last sentence right. It’s not fair on ourselves if we forget how to love ourselves for being us.

You are more than just Facebook likes.

If I had kids and I saw that they are feeling down for not feeling that they don’t look good enough for not receiving enough Facebook likes I would lose it. After I lose it I would then calm down and give them a heartfelt speech, which now I will share with you out of good intentions, so maybe someone out there that is feeling that they are not good enough will smile and say she’s right. I am more than just Facebook likes.

Remember this:

You are more than Facebook likes.  You are a human being capable of showing love and compassion that is worth more than just a silly like on Facebook. You are someone whom has his or her own story to tell, a period of time that you might have struggled but still gotten through it and are here at this moment in time reading my thoughts. Someone that has their own hobbies and their own talents, talents that are unique to you only, if you can draw I’m sure no other artist can draw exactly like you, or if you can sing I’m sure that there is noone out there that can sing exactly just like you, this list goes on and on! Someone whom is the only version of themselves in the entire world, having that being said, what I mean is that we are different and comparing ourselves to one another is unfair to us.

Don’t do it to yourself, don’t ever ever compare yourself to the person next to you.

Compare yourself to the person that you were yesterday if you want to grow.  

Always try to be better than you were yesterday and cut yourself some slack 🙂 life is not easy we all know that, so we don’t need  to add more to it by giving social media the power to make us feel down or worse, push our self esteem down and our insecurities up. We are humans, we are different but if you truly think about it, you can see that our feelings usually originate from the same things.

Young girls should want to have dreams of being known for more than just their beauty and likes on Facebook. What ever happened to wanting to be known for being intelligent and independent ? Or talented ? Or kind ? Or creative ? Or being amazing writers ! (thank god for the writers 😛 they gave us awesome material to read ❤ )

You are more than just Facebook likes. Never forget that.

Thank you for reading this. I hope that it impacted you in a positive way as that was my intention. So get up look in the mirror and smile 🙂 Smile to yourself, you smile to other people anyway, so why not smile to yourself once in a while too ? 🙂

As always, peace 🙂

Kim :3