I also try working more with my non-dominant left hand. Below is the pen sketch I completed recently in my journal with my left hand. I was sitting at my desk and drew my reflection in the mirror.
Another way I take breaks is by visiting my local library. I love going to the library and walking down the art and cookbook sections. By chance I came across Shelley Carson's book, "Your Creative Brain." She divides our brain's functioning into seven brainsets and explains how to tap into each one. The book also includes some quizzes and exercises which I've enjoyed and found rewarding to do..
|journal page, my wallet, transform brainset|
The image above is the wallet exercise that I completed for the "transform" brainset. Shelley Carson writes that this brainset is a "state of conciousness in which your attention is occupied by thoughts relating to yourself and your feelings."
This exercise involves choosing 3 things from your wallet that represent you and journaling about them. I chose my art business card, my library card and a fortune from a fortune cookie. I keep my favorite fortunes from fortune cookies in my wallet. At that time I only had one fortune which says:
What 3 items would you choose from your wallet?Being aware of your fears will improve your life.
Joining sunday sketches and wishing everyone a creative week.