I don’t draw uncolorable dots or lines into my linework, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go dot crazy if you want to. Feel free to embellish your colorings however you like. Sparklies, gel pens and little drawn details can be a lot of fun.

I loved the way this coloring turned out so much that I just wanted to play with it a little longer. I don’t usually add these kind of embellishments because I have a tendency to lose interest around dot number 200 or so. But every once in a while a picture just looks like it would love to have some pretty little dots, and it can be so calming to mindfully color in dot after dot after dot after dot. It’s not something that handles rushing very well – but is so rewarding when you are in the mood for gentle, aware detail work. Each dot becomes a moment to enjoy one little dot, no matter where else your mind may want to wander. Focus, dot, admire, repeat, repeat, repeat – respectfully giving each dot your full intention.

I like the way all of the dots add up when dotted mindfully – each one an exercise in appreciation. Aren’t they beautiful?

Here’s a slide show with my step by step coloring progress:

Today’s book: Centered For Crayons And Wide Tipped Markers (Angie’s Gentle Mood Menders – Volume 2)

Colored with Copic Sketch markers. Embellished with white Gelly Roll gel pen and colored Copic Multiliner pens.