De-stress with art.


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!

Zentangle flower

Zentangle letters

Zentangle bowls

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!



Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

35 thoughts on “De-stress with art.

    1. Zainab, that’s good! All you need to do now is fill up those hearts or make some designs around your name, and voila, your artwork will be ready! And you will have a big smile on your face! ❤


    1. Thank you Roshan!

      I want to use it professionally some day and that’s why I keep working on it. Of course, when I see artwork of other artists on Instagram, I feel I have a long way to go! 😅


  1. You are a magician who can turn a barren page into life! And these tini miny ones…10cmx10cm ones. So much of expression in such a small space! I am in awe of artist Shilpa….
    And what i loved was the fact that you mentioned about forgetting the world around and engulfing in me time…whether art piece comes out be gud or otherwise, mind sure will come out de-stressed!

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    1. Thanks a million Anagha! Your words always bring a smile to my face!

      True.. I do enjoy drawing very much and often I don’t bother if it’s come out good or bad. As long as I feel happy, nothing else matters!


    1. Shalini, don’t tell me that!! I have seen your doodles. I remember the eggs you had doodled on and they looked awesome! I too wouldn’t have come up with that idea! I think you should start doing it and sharing your artwork.

      Thank you! ❤❤❤


  2. It sure is addictive isn’t it? I can totally understand that feeling. I used to draw so much that even my nails would start hurting. Love those cups… I initially thought you stacked the cups in real life too 😅that would have been a messy affair. Keep drawing.

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    1. Oh my! Shailaja…when I see other’s artworks, I feel so small, insignificant! 😛

      But, thank you, babe! Lovely, inspiring words in the beginning of the day! ❤


  3. Absolutely amazing works, Shilpa! You are seriously so so good! Loved the idea of the stacked soup bowls…see you’ve inspired me already…every single time I see your artwork, it happens. 🙂

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