I know this sounds repetitive, but whenever you find yourself bogged down by stress, just pick up a piece of paper and a pen/pencil and doodle away! Those few minutes you spend doodling or making art will be the calmest few minutes in your stressful day.
Today’s Zentangle designs are a product of my stressed out mind. I simply lost track of time and made these last night. I generally don’t sit for long hours. I get up every half an hour, or so, walk around, exercise my limbs and then get back to my chair. But, last night, I just got carried away as I made my first drawing (the flower).
After finishing with it, I turned the page over, drew a 10cmX10cm box and wrote LOVE in the centre. For the duration it took my mind to come up with ideas for the LOVE box, I was oblivious to the world around.
After completing the LOVE picture, I turned over the page again, and decided to make those soup bowls, stacked one on top of the other, with soup spilling over from the top bowl. I had seen cups stacked one on top of the other on Pinterest, but I wanted to make something different, something of my own. So, I settled on the bowls. I found it so amusing that I just did not want to stop!
I could have very well made a few more, but then it was 9:45 pm and I had to have my dinner. I prefer an early dinner, but last night, my drawing took over and I forgot about my tummy!
Do try doodling, or drawing random pictures on a paper when you feel tired, or stressed out. You will forget about all your pains. Trust me!
All the drawings are made within 10cmX10cm squares, using drawing pens (0.1. 0.3, 0.05, 0.8).
However, you really can use just about any pen – even a ball point pen – and in any colour. Don’t even bother about how good your artwork looks. What really matters is how well you focus on your work and forget about the world!
That’s all from me this Sunday.
Meet you all next Sunday, at The Art Nook!