Doodling the Day Away!

Hi folks,

As many of you know I have been “stuck” home recovering from what was supposed to be a simple procedure. I’m pretty much confined to sitting and doing nothing. I’ve spent a LOT of time on Pinterest and came across some drawing directions and thought it looked kind of fun. Now I consider myself crafty, but drawing has always been my brother and sisters thing, but hey, I’m sitting here…why not try. I have¬† supplies for probably any craft anyone would want to do (seriously, I have a LOT of stuff!!) so all it involved was gathering a few things from the craft room. Of course, the first thing I would need is a sketch pad!!

Drawing for blog 2(Ok, so I had to raid the grand-kids stuff…but hey, bunny or not, it worked!)

I have lots of markers so I gathered them and went to the directions for drawing flowers, shapes, etc. I discovered it was really fun doing it step by step. The more I practiced and drew, the more relaxed I felt and was really enjoying it!!

Drawing for blog 5

Drawing 1 for blogDrawing for blog 3

I must admit…I kind of amazed myself that I could make the drawing look like something!! I like drawing birds, but I found as simple as they looked, it took some practice!!

Ok…so more looking around on Pinterest and I found a pin about hand coloring stamped objects. You betcha, I have all of that…so gathering supplies I go…(still same bunny sketch book!!)

Drawing for blog 6It was fun picking colors and filling it in. At first my sister thought I had drawn it…sorry sister, my talent hasn’t gotten that amazing with a couple of drawing lessons!! But…she challenged me to try it on my own, and I did!!

Drawing for blog 4Well…even I must admit not bad for a first try…hmmm…maybe I can draw! Maybe my own mind has been setting unrealistic limits.

How often do we do that to ourselves? Say we can’t do something that we have never even tried! Quite self defeating behaviors I would say! So I pushed myself out of a zone of “I can’t do that”and actually discovered a new hobby!!!! What might you have wanted to try and thought you couldn’t. It doesn’t have to be drawing. It could be crafting, cooking, sewing, photography, some new exercise…anything…there are NO limits. I challenge each and every one of our readers to dig deep, find that new hobby or interest and share it with us! We love to hear from you!

Happy Friday,

Julie