I always grew up with a pencil in hand drawing. Over time, as I got older… I lost the time to draw. It wasn’t a priority with everything else I had going on in life. But… I realized, when we bring out are artistic skills we can gain so much more from it.
Art, like Zentangle, can be very meditative and relaxing. It can take anyone with “no art skills” and bring out their artistic side. I see it all the time in our #ZenArtChallenge Group!
But, being creative through journaling, drawing, … in my opinion helps us be creative in all areas of our life. We tend to “see” the world and our problems differently through a different eye and we start seeing more options to solving them.
I hope to share the creative world of ART through journaling, drawing, painting… I am always learning and experimenting with being creative. And I want to pass on tips to you so you can experience all the benefits that come with being mindfully creative.
I hope you find as much JOY in the process of being creative as I do!
~ Heather Buchman
You probably already know I run the July #ZenArtChallenge over on my Instagram Account, @MindfulCreativity. Did you know, that challenge has officially been running over a year now. We have close to 7000 members in our Facebook community who take part in the monthly challenge!!! If you don’t know what the #ZenArtChallenge is or all the huge benefits you can get from it… read this older post from when we started and hear what people are saying about it… Benefits of the #ZenArtChallenge. Why I Created This Challenge I am honored to spread the love of art and simply showing others that you do have a creative side. Also, if you read my last post, dealing with bouts of depression, I am SO learning the importance of self care. Taking a few minutes of the day to read, be creative, watch a movie…. is something I need to help me feel better inside. I love this challenge as it brings … Continue reading →
Since I was introduced to bullet journaling, one of the things I absolutely fell in love with was the absolutely gorgeous handwriting in the planners. As an engineer, I spent many hours handwriting on drawings. Therefore, my basic handwriting or capital letter writing was basic and readable. But, over the years my handwriting became more like a doctor’s pad, something only I could read. I was always writing fast, not “pretty.” So…. I wanted to learn how to do all this fancy handwriting. I admit… I bought books on lettering. I even bought a calligraphy set and dabbled in it. It was a good start, but not really what I was looking for to have that nice font to just make headers in my bullet journal. Then I spent HOURS on Pinterest searching for fonts. I created albums of fonts and just went about coping them. WOW, was that time consuming. But, it was getting me closer. THEN… I FOUND MAGIC … Continue reading →
I love to create things. I Zentangle (art work) in the morning, I create projects to help my team, I create these blog posts, I create systems to be organized around my house … My mind goes 100 miles an hour to create things. Problem is, I sometimes lack focus. And that means I jump from project to project. Thus… I start one and never finish it because I am off and running to do the next big thing. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Oh look, a squirrel.” Yup, I get squirrelly and chase the next idea without finishing the first. But, that lack of focus doesn’t move me closer to my goals and dreams. I seriously believe it’s also a symptom of ADD. Moving on from one thing to the next, not focused and not finishing anything. The problem with that is things in my life never move forward. I feel my house is never clean, that project … Continue reading →