About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

A to Z Challenge: A is for Adult Coloring

I'm participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2017. Every day, except Sundays, there will be a post with a title starting at A and ending at Z. My theme is Adult Coloring (this means that all blogs will have to do with that subject). As it happens, it will also be my entry for A because, well, adult coloring starts with the letter a.

I discovered adult coloring in September 2015. It simply means that I color in books with designs that are more challenging and not aimed at kids. Adult coloring does not mean coloring R or X-rated subjects. Although, you can get those books too.

The blog entries to follow will feature my thoughts on that subject and also explain things that are related to this hobby. I will also include personal observations about behaviors I've noticed in the adult coloring world. I might also introduce a few of my favorite books or pieces I've colored.

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Carrie-Anne said...

I discovered adult coloring fairly recently too, awhile after getting back into my artwork. I have so many wonderful, artist-grade colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and pastels to do it with, though I wouldn't risk using my Sennelier soft oil pastels in a coloring book! There'd be lots of smudging.

Mail Adventures said...

I'm looking forward to see your creations:)

Name: Eva
Blog: Mail Adventures
#AtoZ Challenge Theme: Postcards
Letter A: Adventurers. Because any postcard is a little adventure, isn't it?

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Very fun! I have a lot of friends that love to do this. I've been sent a couple cat adult coloring books by them :D I'd love an "adult" adult coloring book, though. lol

Anna, herding cats & burning soup

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

There are so many good adult coloring books being published. I like the challenge of the detailed images that the books provide. My daughter (who is in 8th grade) also likes the more complex adult coloring books and sheets that are available. Looking forward to seeing your work during April!

mcnelliswrites said...

I love adult coloring! It's so relaxing and cathartic. A great break sometimes from writing (which I also love). I'm also doing the A to Z challenge this month: http://mmcnellis.com. I'm posting writing prompts. What's always fascinating to me is how many subjects people can think of that can generate a month's worth of posts. Have fun!

Kaye Draper said...

Hello from the A to Z Challenge! I also enjoy coloring :) My favorite adult coloring book is one my husband got for me when I was going through a particularly challenging bout of anxiety. Every page had an uplifting quote on it, in beautiful, nature-themed art. I think the act of coloring and shading helped a lot to re-focus my mind and was quite calming. Bonus- the finished product could be framed and placed around the house to give me a boost when I needed it.
My A to Z theme is how mental health and creativity are intwined. Check it out here: A is for Acceptance