The Time Chamber

The Time Chamber

The Time ChamberColoring books for adults have become the big thing right now and Daria Song has some of the most beautiful books out there. The Time Chamber gave me a good reason to pull out my colored pencils and play. The dream like designs mixed with a fairy story compels you to explore the book and paint in the story.

One thing to note about the book a page can take several hours to color in. I was not sure how I would ultimately feel about this book but it has provided hours of entertainment. Coloring relaxes me and gets me into a flow. As an outcome I also have noticed that other areas of my life have seen an outpour of creativity.

If you are looking for a creative outlet, a way to relax your mind, or just like coloring the books by Daria Song are a fabulous way to do it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DARIA SONG is an author and artist with a master’s degree in fiber arts from the Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Fine Arts. Winner of the Kyung Hyang Arts Contest, Song has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in Korea, Singapore, Turkey, and Hong Kong. She is a lecturer at the Kaywon School of Arts and her illustrations can be found in Amore Pacific and SK Planet. She spent five years of her childhood in San Francisco before returning to Korea, and the sense of wonder and mystery that comes from living in a far-off place inspired her internationally best-selling adult coloring book, The Time Garden.

 

About The Book

9781607749615This second book in the bestselling Time coloring series features the voyage of a fairy who, when the cuckoo clock chimes midnight, enters the human world. To the tiny fairy, everything seems enormous and magical, from the curtains to the chandelier to a mystical rowboat that takes her further into an inky adventure. With her she packs her favorite items, which colorers can find throughout the book’s pages: an owl-feathered pen, a star-scented spray, a time tape measure…even the key to the time chamber itself!

 

I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com. I would have not reviewed this book if it was not something I was actually interested in.

Shoot Those Stars

Shoot Those Stars

I have been doing quite a bit of research for a bit of Astrophotography. It is on my bucket list to try this summer/fall. Later in the year I will be leading an outing with a local group that I lead so I want to get out there and try it. Chris Kelly has been doing some amazing stuff with his Olympus OMD. If you are interested in shooting the stars then check out this episode of Mirrorless Minutes.

My First Cinemagraph

My First Cinemagraph

A cinemagraph is a moving picture and I keep seeing them popping up every where from Facebook to magazine sites. I had the Cinemagraph+ app for mac but never used it and then it was discontinued so I recently bought Cinemagraph Pro and decided to try it out. I really want to get out and shoot some better video after I plan a bit more. This was just a quick test to see what the program was like.

Free Yosemite Wallpaper

Free Yosemite Wallpaper

The classic Tunnel view of Yosemite National Park. I took this photo on my March 2015 trip to the park. This wallpaper is made for a 15″ Retina Macbook Pro. I have included one with and without the graphical text of “The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go” if you are not using a 15″ Retina Macbook Pro the version without text would probably be your best option.

Free Download:  Yosemite Text Version | Yosemite Non-Text

Free Yosemite Wallpaper

Between the Dark and the Daylight

Between the Dark and the Daylight

coverRecently I got a copy of ‘Between the Dark and the Daylight’ by Joan Chittister. I had been on a kick of reading books that deal with dark/night so when I saw this book I was curious. Right from the start this book drew me in with its contradictions.  I had not read any of the books by Joan Chittister but since finishing this book I picked up a few of her earlier books.

A few of my favorite quotes from the book:

“Life is about participating in the fine art of finding ourselves – our talents, our confidence, our sense of self, our purpose in life. ”

“Risk, the willingness to accept an unknown future with open hands and happy heart, is the key to adventure of the soul. Risk stretches us to discover the rest of ourselves – our creativity, our self-sufficiency, our courage. Without risk we live in a small world of small dreams and lost possibilities.”

If you are into books that stretch your though process and challenge your way of thinking then this is a book I would highly recommend.

I got this book free from bloggingforbooks.com. It was one I requested because of my own interest.