Letting go - with watercolor

We all have various activities that make us feel totally free. You might be aware thatI love to run and swim. Although these two are very important in my life, painting is probably the best way for me to let go and de-stress.  

When I feel anxious or lost I tend to work on paper. I guess it is because it is very easy. I grab a piece of paper, watercolor and a brush. That's it. 

If you feel like trying it too here are two simple steps to de-stress with watercolor. 

1. Have watercolor, a cup, paper and a brush handy. So that every time you need to de-stress or when you feel like painting you have these items close. 

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2. Explore, look around you... are there textures, flowers or items that you want to look at and represent in your own way on paper? A color in particular, lines, or shapes you want to paint or draw. Let your mind go. Explore, try, make mistakes...it is totally okay. Paint what feels good. 

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I hope this is helpful for someone. Watercolor has made me calmer in busy days and I find it amazing as a meditative tool. 

xxxxx

Lysa