Monday 11 January 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #109 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Feeling Stressed? Got Lockdown Cabin Fever? Try This!

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Are Mew Feeling Stressed?

If like us mew are in a strict lockdown scenario again, why not try to do some colouring to help with the covid-imposed-cabin-fever?  This week we've designed a supurr simple mandala which mew could colour all in one go, or mew do a few minutes each day and see what different colours mew're attracted to as the week progresses, or mew could always print off more than one and do lots of different colour schemes. It's entirely up to mew, and even if mew don't finish it, that's ok too.

There are no rules when it comes to colouring; use clashing tones, try combinations mew wouldn't normally put together, use colours that appeal to mew at that moment, then purrhaps mew could look up the colours online and learn the deeper meanings.

We all need to look after our mental health. This yo-yo lockdown situation is hard to deal with so change your focus by distracting your mind with colouring mandalas. We're not saying it's a cure-all for cabin-fever what we are saying is; it could help while a few hours away, and mew neffur know mew might really enjoy it.

When we're colouring, we tend to zone-out completely and find it really relaxing. In fact, we've noticed that even if we're listening to say an audiobook after a while, we're not actually listening to it at all if that makes sense. 

Mood Lifting Top Tip

Also, try to be mindful of the colours mew are wearing, as brighter colours really help lift a low mood. Even if it's just a scarf, a pair of socks or even jewellery, a splash of colour makes a difference.

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #109 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version... this week we started with oranges and pinks, then added all shades of teal and aqua for a real pop of colour.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #109 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in the Prisma ios app.  This time we chose the effect - Balloon.

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So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're back with The Pet Parade blog hop and our weekly news round-up, and there's still time to join in last weeks if mew haven't already.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled purrs

Hugs and purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

Free Lockdown Activities

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too.  There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff, and if books are your thing, check our Amber's Book Reviews fur your next pawesome read! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.

We've also added some new Brain Training posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we’ll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.

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  1. We can do the breathing part but not the coloring, we want to eat the crayons!

  2. So bright and pretty! Petcretary wishes she could wear bright colours like that at her would help uplift the residents moods, she is sure of that! (her uniform is khaki pants with a navy shirt...)

  3. I have got my pencils back out lately because I have been so down, and it really does help.

  4. I always enjoy the breathing exercises each Monday morning. A great way to start the week.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  5. Your mandalas are always so beautiful, you are amazing artists! And of course the breathing exercises are my favorite thing. After a few conference calls today, I'll stop back by and do them. Thanks!

  6. I'm gonna do the breathing again and Smooch...your name is PURRFECT for you.

  7. Smooch thanks I really needed to relax a bit today. Why you ask, well, breakfast was 15 minutes LATE! How can that man oversleep like that?

  8. Thanks for helping us relax ! We love the happy colors of your mandala. Purrs

  9. PA did a grate job on thiz one.....we iz big time fanz oh
    bright heer; de gurl uzez sooper brite when her colorz her mandala's
    most oh de time, and R fave iz de pink pen...itz all most outta ink sew
    we had ta hide it frum R selvez :) ♥♥

  10. Smoochie loved the breathing exercise- no wonder you are so relaxed!

  11. I love seeing your sweet little face Smooch. Nice mandala- thank you. XO

  12. Most excellent Mandala! We are thinking it would make a terrific embroidery after Mom finish the raven she is doing right now. Smooch, Jo Jo went to sleep watching the breathing exercises! That sure zenned her! Have a Most Wonderfully Happy Day


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