While the world is out buying way more than they need, being panicked about this "novel" virus, my anxiety has been having a two year old tantrum. I like you, am fascinated, fixated even, on updates to the Coronavirus news. Not to mention the awe I felt as I drove my cart down the "Old Mother Hubbard" shelves at Walmart today.
The more I read, the more I need to feed the addiction with up-to-date current information. In Turn this information then fertilizes the anxiety monster kicking it's tiny feet inside of me. All the while this monster is making me feel like I want to run down the street screaming like Phoebe on "Friends" while I throw toilet paper at irrational people.
I know, I know. That would be highly irrational of me. But, it would sure be funny to watch. Am I right?
Rather than add to the chaos, I had to sit myself down and have a little chat. "Self, what can we do to make it better? Even if it's just minimal." I asked. "I've got it! We can help the world color all the chaos away!" I exclaimed.
Alright, enough silly. Remember friends that coloring sends happy bugs (endorphins) to your brain. While I cannot solve the crisis or slow down the virus, I can share my art with you and yours.
My advice to you? Download a free coloring page or two. Virus not included. We are going to be alright. One day, one color at a time.
Update: Today is March 29th. School has been put on a soft closure until May 1st. Many people are saying that we probably won't go back at all. From our homes in self-quarantine, we speculate. At times we remain calm and just get through.
For myself, I know I go through moments of anxiety and panic. I added the garden picture today, because we all need to fear not, remember to breathe and plant hope. I know through God we can get through this. In Him and Jesus Christ lay my hope. My message for you as we continue through this time...Let's PLANT hope. Not just in our lives, but in the people around us.
I would love for you to email you colored pictures. I will feature them on my instagram. Send a picture of the pages you have colored from my downloads to firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless. Be well.
Click on the link below the pictures to download them and print them out.
Jodilyn Blake Lives in Southeastern Utah, married with 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and a few thousand students. She has been "art-ing" her entire life and resolves that no one best try to persuade her to stop.