The thing about arting is…

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…it’s the process that’s so much fun.

The drawing,

the erasing,

the mixing of colours.

Trying different mediums,

and generally getting messy.

The end result?

It’s nice,

but it’s not why I do it.

For me, arting is a way to

let go.

To just be in the moment.

To meditate, almost.

Definitely something I am enjoying doing more often!

What do you do to relax?

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19 Comments

  1. July 3, 2011 / 12:32 am

    Ahhh, see I’d love to *like* knitting, but no matter how many times I try, I just can’t bring myself to enjoy it! LOL
    *hugs* xxx

  2. July 3, 2011 / 12:33 am

    Indeed! Same here! Though I really need to do a tidy up of my desk etc right now – there’s barely enough room for my keyboard and mouse! Art supplies and random toys are all over it! >_<

  3. July 3, 2011 / 9:33 am

    That is divine. I love to knit and read to relax. Knitting is almost like meditation because you have to focus on the stitches and after a while the rhythm becomes very relaxing. As for reading…these days all i want is something to make me laugh XXX

  4. July 3, 2011 / 9:33 am

    OOh I agree 100%. I used to be a clean freak but now I’m finding that the messier my hands and workspace, the more fun I’ve had.

  5. July 3, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    ummm……
    It’s beautiful drawing, wish I could draw, I don’t have the patience. I use to play the piano, I’d like to do that. We’ve been talking about buying one for a while now. I think we’ll get one sooner rather than later.

    Right now I don’t actually do anything to relax, I need to I have been so angry today.

  6. July 3, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    I love the end results of your arting.

    Hmm, what do I do to relax? Take on more voluntary work usually!

  7. July 4, 2011 / 10:32 am

    I got a piano last september. *love* it! Though I could never play brilliantly well, I do love to have a good old tinkle of the ivories. 🙂
    *hugs* sweety, hope today’s going a bit better. xxxx

  8. July 4, 2011 / 10:36 am

    Thanks, sweetheart! And honestly… I am gonna have to come down there and teach you how to just *be*, aren’t I? 😉 xx

  9. July 6, 2011 / 6:57 pm

    This post is so going on the group site.
    Simply awesome.
    Hugs to you and the not so wee ones.

  10. July 6, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    I love that, it’s so pretty.
    I doodle in my sketch pad. I might blog a doodle today actually.
    I write poems and short stories.
    And I LOVE to watch films.
    I love playing my guitar and singing.
    Oh yes, I TOTALLY am a YouTube junky. I just love it!
    Thanks for this post, you made me think about what I do.
    It’s so easy to forget when you’re a Mom isn’t it.
    Love and hugs.
    Lisa. xx 🙂

  11. July 6, 2011 / 8:46 pm

    I thought you’d probably like it! 🙂 *hugs* right back at you from all of us here, including the puppy! xx

  12. July 6, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    It really is hard to remember these things sometimes! Though once you get out of the fog of mum-dom that descends when the littlies are really, well… little!
    SO important to have something *just* for you though. 🙂 xx

  13. July 8, 2011 / 9:00 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    The girl is sad, but so beautiful!
    What I do to relax? : crafting and watching movies at the same time, chat with my internet friends. Thanks to Effy and her e-course arting and art-journaling is about to join my arsenal 😀

  14. July 8, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    I eat which would explain my big belly!

  15. July 8, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    Thanks Rita! I’ve yet to figure out how to do smiling eyes, but I’ll get there! 🙂

    Effy is awesome, isn’t she? I can’t believe I only found her in April! xx

  16. July 8, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    I still do that too, but not as much as I used to. 🙂
    Also? Your belly’s got *nothin* on my belly, so there! hehe xx

  17. July 14, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Such a beautiful piece of art, and beautiful (very true) words! Sometimes it is good to step back and look at the process just as you put it.

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