Keep Calm and Keep Makin’

I love zentangling and highly recommend YouTube videos on the topic. My latest crush is Sanyukta’s Zentangle. She is amazing, with a very calming voice. After a long day, I just relax right into her videos. I usually watch her work, try it, then try to use some of her teachings in my doodles. Here are a few examples of what I’ve done based on her teachings.

This summer, I also did some tangling while documenting my summer vacation on very small papers. Small enough to make bookmarks. These bookmarks are such a great way for me to remember my summer every night when I read my book.

Since Covid started, I’ve been trying to meditate daily. Sam Harris and his Waking Up app is my go to every morning. I pay for it, so that helps motivate me to stick with it as well. He’s now doing daily reminders. Over summer, he had a very short posting about this idea. I made a small card, and again, keep it close to me as a reminder:

And, lastly, while we were in Corvallis, we shopped a lot at the local Co-Op. Shana Twumbly sells her stickers there and I fell in love with her work. I took her lotus sticker and created a doodle out of it.

Hoping that by posting all of these, it will motivate me to continue to do more as the business of school becomes more manageable. Keep creating!!!

Author: Sonia Chapman

I am an art teacher, living in the Middle East, following my passion for art, teaching little children about the finer things in life, and loving every bit of it.

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