Here’s the coloring page for one of my favourite meditations so far. I’ve intentionally kept the lines and details to a minimum – so that you can make it your own. See below for some ideas.
To open, save or print this free template – click here: ygj-color-page-color-woman-son-and-parasol
Exploring what this art means for you
Here’s a visual meditation that you might enjoy exploring while you color:
The original artwork is Claude Monet’s ‘Woman with a parasol – Madame Monet and her son’, courtesy National Gallery of Art Washington.
Here are some ways you might have fun with this template:
- mindfulness coloring – listen to the meditation as you color
- art journal template – listen to the meditation and then create a visual response
- to warm-up for your WordPress daily post – try it this artwork for the prompt “seriousness” (for example, how can a whimsical scene of parent and child convey or conceal the more complex dynamics of a relationship?)
- creative circle, seeing how different people re-create/personalise the work
- doodle page to warm-up to write
- keep the sheet beside your keyboard and take a coloring pause 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”)
- take the art on a photography walk to find and share sights that express your response to this scene
- 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.
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What’s one thing you notice about your own response to this image?