When I was asked to lead a round table at this year's ConnectHER conference, I agreed, but I wanted to do something a little less traditional.
You see, after attending years of blogging conferences, I've come to feel the best part of attending any of them is meeting and talking to other bloggers. I learn a little from the panels, but I learn much more from conversations shared with influencers at a lunch table or sitting in the lobby.
And then I thought it might be fun to bring a brand I love to work with along for the ride and turn the dialog into opportunity.
So I sent an email to my friends at Ulysses Press because lately, I am obsessed with COLORING! Not only did they jump on board with enthusiasm, they sent me a ton of beautiful coloring books from talented artist Wendy Piersall (find her collection here on Amazon)! Suddenly my conversation about blogging was now experiential; so now that we were going to be creative, I decided to them the session as a brainstorm about "creative solutions."
Look how lovely it looked on Sunday:
I was so happy to send home my round table attendees with some new ideas for their blog and some well deserved coloring therapy!
We all need a distraction every now and then, don't we? When I pick up a coloring book and my colored pencils, I get really absorbed. It keeps me from checking my phone, using my laptop, snacking, or staring mindlessly at the television. And when I'm done, I have something pretty to share.
And the giving keeps going! Ulysses Press wanted to send one of my readers some of Wendy's beautiful coloring books! The winner gets quite a prize: Coloring Animal Mandalas, Coloring Flower Mandalas, Coloring Ocean Mandalas, Coloring Dream Mandalas, Coloring Bird Mandalas and - my favorite because you can mail them! - Coloring Flower Mandala Postcards. PLUS! They will throw in a set of colored pencils so you can dive right in the moment you open the box. What could be better?! Make sure you fill out the form below where there are tons of ways to earn entries, and come back daily to earn even more! (HINT: There is a bonus way to get entries at the very bottom so scroll down!)
BONUS ENTRY: Post a photo of something you've recently colored on Instagram. Tag me (@ajfeuerman), @UlyssesPress and @WendyPiersall in the comments! We want to see your beautiful pieces!