Take a chance and let an idea flow through you.

“Out of a space of stillness all creative endeavor is born”. Eckhart Tolle Recently I watched a video from Oprah Winfrey in which she interviewed Eckhart Tolle. I was completely undone by his quietness and moving ideas about mankind and how we should operate. This video comes from the place of my contemplating his first…

It’s ALL GOOD- even when life’s not perfect!

Hi, I’m Anne and welcome to Shades of Color and Light. It’s easy to say, “Life’s not perfect right now” and put our dreams on hold. But, even when life isn’t perfect we need to remember- It’s ALL GOOD! I believe we must pursue our purpose moments in the face of imperfections and not let…

The Inspiration of New Life: Innocence, Triumph, & Courage

Hi, I’m Anne from Shades of Color and Light. Happy Easter! It’s Spring and I’ve decided to try something new and do a sticker book. I’m at home, under a statewide mandatory stay at home order and everything has stopped still. Inside, within me, it kind of seems like a death of sorts but when…

Begin Now doing what you love

Recently I read a book called “Big Magic- Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth puts forth the idea that we give up what brings us joy because it does not produce an income. This idea is what hit closest to home for me and inspired my latest video. In my early twenties I…

Why does coloring a Mandala make you feel peaceful?

This past year I took up the hobby of coloring. I never thought about coloring to relax or to gain a sense of peace. But this is just what coloring has done for me. I’ve read all sorts of discussion as to why this is so and even found “art therapy” to be a viable…

Let’s talk about the best Christmas Coloring Book

What’s better than Christmas? Coloring it! If you’re into coloring or looking for a great gift for someone who is, I’ll recommend “Country Christmas” by Creative Haven. I love this coloring book for several reasons. If you’re not into reading today, you can watch my video where I walk you through the book (with expert…

Pursuing the Out of the Ordinary idea

Have you ever been going down life’s path only to find yourself suddenly pursuing something totally bizarre and out of the ordinary? That’s just what happened to me last month.  I was set to start writing my second book when I had a crazy idea come to me.  And what was this crazy idea? “Start…