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Carla Strating

Carla Strating

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Member since: Mar 2, 2018

I am heading towards birthday #67, although I think someone snuck a few extras in there on me! I live in a "small" town (not quite 10K people) in SE Wisconsin, USA. I married my soulmate in 1971. We have one daughter who is married and has a grown son and two dogs. We have two cats. About 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with a very stubborn form of depression and also anxiety. I started coloring a few years ago after our daughter gave me a coloring book and supplies as a Christmas present. It took me a ...

I am heading towards birthday #67, although I think someone snuck a few extras in there on me! I live in a "small" town (not quite 10K people) in SE Wisconsin, USA. I married my soulmate in 1971. We have one daughter who is married and has a grown son and two dogs. We have two cats. About 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with a very stubborn form of depression and also anxiety. I started coloring a few years ago after our daughter gave me a coloring book and supplies as a Christmas present. It took me a while to get started. But once I did.... well, here I am after being a member of Favoreads for two years - so far. I found that for me, coloring is a great stress reliever. It gives me something to focus on, stops the circular thinking going on in my head and surprisingly, has made me feel a lot better about myself. Once I got into it, it didn't take me long to figure out that I really needed an area where I could keep all of my supplies together and easily within reach. I bought a small desk and started collecting various containers to keep different brands of coloring tools in. I keep a laptop handy to play music on while I'm coloring. The area is well lit and it's just my space. I even found a sign to hang on the wall above it that just reads "Happy Place". And that is what it is - my happy place. It's the place I can go to get away from stress of any kind. I love everything about Favoreads.

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Artworks
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This picture is in my top 10 favorites of all of the ones I have ...
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I'm not sure why, but I love coloring dragons! This was so much fun to ...
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I love robins. In Wisconsin, they let us know that Spring is truly coming after ...
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I couldn't wait to color this picture. It gave me a chance to use a ...
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This is the first time I've "colored" Easter eggs since our daughter was a young ...
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I had a lot of fun playing with this picture. However, my indigo blue ...
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I've become a fan of looking at beautiful old houses online. This picture of the ...
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I knew the moment I saw this picture that I was going to color it. ...

4 thoughts on “Carla Strating

  • Carla, I absolutely love your artworks and your profile looks so cool and colorful! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    • Thank you so much Anastasia! I love the new website so much! It’s a great way to show everyone’s artistic talents!! And it’s so easy to use. Thanks for all of the work you do for us.

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