Color and Relax

Color and Relax

Jo Shiloh

Types of Art

Mostly hand-drawn, abstract coloring pages and mandalas.

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Background / Bio:

Hello! My name is Jo Shiloh. I am an independent coloring book artist/illustrator. This is my story…

My Problem

I used to wake up every morning dreading the day ahead of me. Life was stressful. I would wish for the weekends during the week but once the weekends were here, they were never long enough to relax.
As the weeks turned into years, I became a habitual worrier. My dreams were forgotten. My responsibilities became priorities. My priorities turned into burdens.
How did I get to this point? I was not always like this.

My Reflecting

One day I was running down the hallways of my mind looking for a time at which I enjoyed life—a time when I truly looked forward to a new day. A few moments during different periods of my life came to mind.
One of which being when I was a child and would spend hours everyday doodling and drawing on the dot matrix paper my father would bring home from work. I would grab some crayons to color in my doodles.
The other moments were when I would lose time in my high school and college art classes. I would often be the first person to class and the last one to leave.
Looking back at these moments I noticed I was most worry free when I was creative.
But why?

My Solution

There was a peace and freedom in being creative that sustained me from my daily burdens. Time would always stand still when I was doodling, drawing or painting.

I wanted to get back to those moments. But more importantly I wanted to give those moments, moments of peace and relaxation, to others who may also find it difficult to de-stress.

Color and Relax was born out of this.

I am not an art therapist or a psychologist. I am a colorist who also happens to be a designer and illustrator.

There are many like myself who believe coloring can be relaxing for adults. However, there are also many who believe coloring for grown-ups is nonsense.
I only know what works for me. And if it worked for me, maybe, just maybe it will work for you too…

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WEBSITE

http://www.colorandrelax.com/

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SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

Look for her on:

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/colorandrelax
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/colorandrelax/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colorandrelax/
Pinterest:    https://www.pinterest.com/colorandrelax/

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Color and Relax: Peaceful Patterns (Volume 1)
Color and Relax: Tranquil Treasures: A Relaxing Coloring Book For Adults (Volume 2)

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Artist: Color and Relax

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Posted in: Adult Colouring Book Authors,Adult Colouring Books,Artists,Mandala Artists on March 23, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

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