For awhile I set my doodling aside and took up mixed media. I treated doodles like they were a lesser form of art. Something to do in the privacy of my home.
I have tried many mediums and always come back to my Micron pens and Bristol paper. They give me comfort. Doodling slows my mind down and let's it wander. I can't tell you how many ideas have came to life as I doodle. How many problems I have worked through as my pen glides over the paper.
Coloring is as soothing as doodling. I realized this as I grabbed my colored pencils and made the doodle come to life. Everyone is racing here and there. Parents are like taxi drivers. Sometimes you just have to STOP.... and COLOR.
I am not kidding. Try it. Go to Walmart and grab some colored pencils. (I love Prismacolor, but they aren't cheap!) Surf over to Amazon and pick up a copy of Wanderlust. Grab a glass of wine, turn on some good tunes, sit down.... and COLOR.
It eases the tension in your shoulders, relaxes you and frees your mind. It truly is a new form of meditation. It's also a lot healthier than a lot of things you could do to ease the stress in your life. (I am NOT going to give examples. Use your imagination!)
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