Here’s a new coloring page for relaxation, art journalling or a writing warm-up. It’s the first in a series I’ll be posting here over the next few weeks.

To open, save or print this free art template – click hereygj-color-page-rest-in-shadow.

Free download

Each of the coloring pages will be free to download. They help me to raise awareness of the art meditations available on this website, so no email address is required. Just click on the link above and it will open as a PDF which you can print straight away and also save for later use.

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Relaxed guided meditation

The original artwork is by Dennis Miller Bunker, ‘Roadside Cottage’, Courtesy National Gallery of Art Washington. Here’s the visual meditation that you might enjoy listening to as you relax with a pen, pencils, paint or markers.


Inspiration about how to use this template

Here are some ways you might have fun using this template for thriving on relaxation, compassion and insight:

  • mindfulness coloring
  • art journal template
  • responding to WordPress prompts – this one would work well with Lush (the grass, shadows … looked lush to me and rich with possibility!)
  • creative circle, seeing how different people re-create/reinvent the work
  • doodle page to warm-up to write
  • keep beside your keyboard to take a coloring rest every 40 minutes or so (to refresh your brain and widen your access to new insights during work that requires a lot of “thinking” or “words”)
  • photography walk to find and share sights that remind you of this artwork
  • brainstorm for a blog post, poem or upcoming presentation by writing words and questions around the image
  • color the page in different tones from the original
  • create a new image by drawing lines and patterns between the marks on this template
  • listen to the meditation while you have your breakfast or on a walk, then color in the image later in the day … a fun way to discover what your subconscious might have been exploring since you first saw the image.

 Your feedback helps

What other ways can you suggest for using this template? I’d love to hear your comments.

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