Time to refill the wells from Nature. Time for a Zen Stroll.
Is it just me, or does anyone else feeling a little bit hmm… bemused… lately?
Take a Walk
It seems we are being bombarded with all sorts of news these days. With the mind overloaded with the news, I decided I needed to completely turn off news feeds, shut down all the devices, phones, tv. To stop and Pause.
I needed a short 10 minute stroll to the local park.
It doesn’t need to take long, a short jaunt will do. Out in the open, or in the woods, its amazingly calming. I find the things of the earth reassuring.
Its a perfect time, for a Zen Stroll. To slowly walk, breathing in, the forest scents. To reconnect for a few moments with nature and become grounded again.
Dawdle, Doodle, Draw
I did take my sketch pad and charcoal. As you see, I managed one lone sketch. It was quick, not meant to “be” anything.
Capturing the feeling of calm was what I was really after.
To be able to Feel... peace and serenity.
I think I was able to convey this.
I know when I look at it, I relax. And breathe.
The sketch, has some color accents added judiciously.
I’ve used pastels to do this. Primarily green, to focus on the cool calmness.
Zen Stroll refill the wells
I have left it as a very rough draft. I like it like that, spontaneous.
Its a snippet of time caught, as I perceived it to be in that moment.
Zen Strolls for me, are a perfect way to get back to my creative artistic self when outside circumstances are not as calm nor serene as one would hope for.
5 thoughts on “Time for a Zen Stroll”
Hi Debi, as you rightly said, news can sometimes become overwhelming. I resort to quick Sketch to gather some calm. And as in your case, it need not be something elaborate, but just a capture of a moment in time. That’s usually enough to bring in a sense of peace when it’s most needed.
that is lovely to hear that you do this! I feel certain that the more of us that do, will help to bring a measure of calm to the community. … and, of course, to our own selves. most of my sketches aren’t pretty, but, I decided I don’t care! I want to go out and play, so I am going to. lol cheers, Debi
Wonderful Debi. We have been doing the same, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds us, which is a balm to the soul. I hope you are well during these challenging times. Stay safe. With warmest good wishes as always 🙂
thank you Andrew. I’m glad you’re going into Spring, it will present more fresh outdoor opportunities… with Camelias and tulips sure to bring smiles to us 🙂
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Thanks Debi. Our camellias this year are more bountiful than ever so I hope to bring more smiles in the days to come. 🙂
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