Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SOL #20 - March 20th and WOYWW

Today is day 20 of the Slice of Life March, the writing challenge sponsored and run by Stacey and Ruth of "Two Writing Teachers".
After talking about fear and driving yesterday, I thought I'd just say that the drives to school and back were a little bit of a challenge. I got home safe and knew I needed to do something to really relax before bed.
I got my school work done first and then set up my long table in the family room so that I could create papers.
Just playing with paint and the gelli plate is a de-stressor for me. I could feel the tension leave my shoulders.
I only need 30-40 minutes of art time to relax fully.

One of the memes (special art  challenges each week) that I occasionally take part in is WOYWW
(What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday). It is fun to check what other artists have happening on their workdesks.
This was mine Tuesday night!

(The gelli plate, roller and paints)

(Stencils I used and some of the prints I created)

(Some of the delicious papers created when rolling off extra paint from the roller or stencils - great for backgrounds)

What do you do for relaxation?


Ramona said...

In March, I read blog entries! The rest of the year I dive into a book, best escape ever!

akilli melek said...

some inky goodness there. I visit some crafty blogs for relaxation.
caroline #99 (akilli melek)

ria gall said...

wow you really did relax didn't you just look at all those background papers you made.
I listen to music to relax or shut myself away in my craft room just playing
Have a wonderful WOYWW
Ria #44

Linda B said...

Like I always say, the papers are gorgeous, Beverley. Sorry for the anxious time & glad you know how to help yourself. That's a big step. I had a horse for years & loved riding-best de-stressor ever! Now I read or, like Ramona, read slices in March.

elsie said...

I like to mess around with beads and create necklaces. I haven't had much time for it lately.

Carol said...

For the past ten years, my favorite form of relaxation has been attending my sons' sporting events. Now I need a new hobby. Reading your blog makes me want to create something!