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The number of colors you want to map

While lots of folks may be happy with 12 colors, there are those of us that would just rather have like 150. Or 352. That's why I recommend a few different brands that offer a variety of color ranges. If you have a local art store, it's a great place to go and check colors [...]

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Choosing colors for a specific purpose

Some mappers will choose colors because they hold special meaning or they’re trying to match their map to their decor, etc. There’s no wrong way to do this. If you are excited about the idea of matching colors, go for it. If you don’t care and just want to color without thinking of these things, [...]

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Coloring on canvas vs. print

Creative Progress Maps come on either museum-quality print or satin-finish canvas. So when it comes to coloring, your options are two very different materials. Ink from the same pen will not look the same on print as it does on canvas. Generally speaking, it looks darker on the print. You can see in the photo above that [...]

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Using colored pencils, crayons, paint, and the like.

Coloring is what makes Creative Progress Maps both a tool and art of your own creation. So, it's natural to have questions and preferences about what to use. I provide my own coloring recommendations based on my own experience and tastes, but freely admit that there are lots more possibilities. I think that's a good thing.I [...]

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How I'm learning to become an adult and create more healthy habits

So I've been working on becoming an adult. More specifically, a good parent to myself. I'm going to be 35 in a month. Cheers. It seems pretty adult to have healthy habits. So that became a goal for me. I wanted to create some new healthier habits to help me stay grounded on a daily basis. [...]

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