With nearly all group and outdoors activities off the table in the wake of the shelter-in-place mandate, countless long-lost pastimes are being unearthed. Across the world, scores of people confined to their homes are dusting off board games and puzzles, opting for decidedly low-tech means of staying occupied and relieving stress. Fortunately, many major art and cultural institutions, as well as brands, are stepping up to the quell the anxieties of the bored and restless. Among those are the MoMa and Manolo Blahnik, who are offering free coloring pages of classic art and classic shoes for eager artists to take advantage of.
One of the magical things about art is that you can either get lost in it, or find yourself. To that end, we thought there’d be no better way to get reacquainted with — or reimagine — some picturesque places close to home. Do you find yourself yearning for the salty air and bay breeze in your hair? There’s a sail boat scene to immerse yourself. Missing your monthly FasTrak bill? Color the Golden Gate Bridge green. It’s all up to you.
Please enjoy the first installation of classic Marin County scenes created by our art department for your coloring pleasure. Be on the lookout for more to come and tag us with your creations @marinmagazine for a chance to be featured on our social platforms! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.