Relaxing Line Drawing
When I was a little girl I would often get in the mood to make something. My mom said I was feeling “industrious” and would suggest painting with watercolors or drawing a picture with crayons. Occasionally I would go outside and dig up some mud and make dishes or animals. I think God gave all of us a desire to create. When we fulfill that desire it makes us feel better. The process of creating fills our minds and pushes other thoughts off to the side. So next time you are feel a little off or feeling really bad try making art.
Try this form of art to help you relax, or deal with grief or anxiety. The repetitiveness of this kind of art allows your mind to think of other things so while you are drawing think about these Bible verses:
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Pen (Any kind, I used a Sharpie Fine Point for this demonstration. Sharpies bleed through the paper.)
Paper (Any kind, I used sketchbook paper.)
Optional: watercolor, colored pencil, etc.
Draw 6 dots down the middle of your paper, in a not quite straight row.
Then connect the dots.
Draw curved lines to one side to connect the dots.
Keep adding curved lines. Make sure the ends of the curves touch or you will end up with gaps, which of course you can fill in later.
Keep adding curved lines. Vary the size of the curves to add interest.
Do the other side. You can add shadow with watercolor, colored pencil or brush pen.