If you have yet to listen to Jamie Ridler’s
podcast series, Creative Living
, then you must head on over there! I had the privilege of speaking with her recently and shared a little bit about my creative journey. You can listen to that interview on her blog today, where you’ll hear me talk about how I came to embrace myself as a creative being, how I practice
each day to find and maintain balance, and advice on how YOU can express your inner artist (we all have one)!
And, see that new “Newsletter Sign-up
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, will be full of tips and resources related to creativity, wellness and mindful living.
Yesterday I had about ten minutes of free-time, so I ran to the art room, grabbed my markers, sketchbook, tea and turned on my Ani DiFranco
(who I heart so much!) Pandora station and started doodling. It was mindless. It was fun. It was energizing.
The Ten Minute Doodle
Can you spare just ten minutes today to create a doodle of your own? I bet you can! Here are the guidelines: Use simple materials, like crayons, markers or colored pencils. Choose an animal, random design or any image that you can draw quickly. Don’t think about it. This is a doodle – not a perfect masterpiece! Turn on some energizing music and let your mind go. Play with lines, colors and designs. Doodle away – with no judgment. If you are feeling stuck or rigid, give yourself only ten minutes, and draw with your opposite hand! Have fun…
Also, I’ve created a new Flickr group. It’s a place for you to share your photos and join discussions about the self-discovery journey. How about uploading your doodle today? Join us at Free Spirit Knits – Create the life YOU love! Flickr group. I would love to see you there!
The doodle clock starts…now!
Your Personal Reflection: Can you give yourself permission to enjoy just ten minutes of creative play today?