Firstly, Happy Easter! It’s a beautiful sunny day here in the South of England. In about an hour I’m heading to my parent’s house to host an egg hunt. I like to interpret the Easter Bunny in a slightly unconventional manner, in that it is actually a fiend who steals the eggs from children, as opposed to giving them out. Don’t worry though, my nieces love the thrill of having to find the eggs before I bound along with a pair of bunny ears on my head, trying to catch them in a net!
With all the family events such as today’s, my anxiety has sky rocketed a bit. I find that I am most anxious when I’m put in a position of obligation or responsibility to others, where it would be inconvenient for me to leave. It’s so frustrating that our family get togethers that I really love- like today’s, becomes a bit of a task for me.
What I have noticed though, is that when I feel this way, one of my favourite mindful activities is sketching. I took a GCSE in Art, but have taught myself since then so like to think I’ve improved…
I can sit for up to 10 hours doing a sketch. I have to be wary though, as it feeds my perfectionism, trying to get it all done at once. I am trying to teach myself that I can leave things and come back to it later. I also find that if I’m not in the right mood, I really struggle to do the mouth on a sketch. Maybe that’s just me, but I often wonder if it symbolises how I’m feeling too… Without a voice, perhaps?
I thought I’d share some of my drawings with you anyway, I’d love to see some of yours too!
Have a beautiful Easter folks.