Author page: Lesley Taylor

Dotty Hearts Coloring Page

Ahh, yes it's that time of year again - Valentine's Day! But this simple dotty heart patterned coloring page is perfect to color any time of year and for kids all ages - 2 to 102 and beyond. As always, our coloring pages are free, high quality printable...and did we mention free? If you like this page, please share with your…

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Top Coloring Pages of 2016

What a year! By the end of December, we would have published 66 free mandala coloring pages and 200 coloring pages in total! But what is most interesting is that our #1 page on the site was not a coloring page, but the blog post, "Can Creating Art Improve Brain Function and Well-being? Seems so." Still, the heart of the site continues to…

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Modern Floral Pattern Coloring

This floral design was inspired by a pattern found in an Indian painting. As a former textile designer, I often find inspiration in art and textiles, especially historical. For this design, I simplified the design and gave it a modern twist with the pattern forming a hexagonal shape. Perfect for adults and kids, our coloring pages are free and downloadable as high-quality PDF…

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Being Creative Can Reduce Stress: Even If You’re Not Artistic

Even if you're the type of person who exclaims, "I can't even draw a straight line!" being creative can still significantly reduce your stress levels. In a new study of healthy individuals, researchers at Drexel University found that participation in 45 minutes of creative arts was linked to a significant drop in the level of the stress hormone, cortisol. Interestingly, this drop was not dependent…

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