If you would like to colour in some of Mandys sketches they are available here on Pinterest They are available to anyone wanting to color them in and experience the enjoyment of relaxing while you draw. This is exclusive art from a globally accomplished artist and is only available to the people who know that Mandy is on the internet.
Mandy has been a coloured pencil artist for over 30 years - and has always creates a series of working sketches before tackling a large endevour. In the last few years she has taken to doing those sketches with a black pen - which lends itself beautifully to being shared online for adults to color in. Every day Mandy is making new art - from ideas for new paintings to designs for aquaponic houses.
Mandy has long known how special it is to draw. In the last few years it is becoming common knowledge that the focused activity contains many health benefits. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.In simplest terms, coloring has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on a particular activity (mindfulness), we focus on it and not on our worries.The inability to focus is often a symptom of anxiety or stress and tasks with predictable results can be calming