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 hereygj-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.

Inspiration

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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Join the conversation

I love the connection that art can create between people. If you’d like to share a few words about your own experience, scroll down to “leave a reply” below.

What’s one thing you notice about your own response to this image?