I see perfectly coloured pictures on Instagram that adults have done to release stress, and it’s almost as if they are in competition with each other. No one colours outside the lines. The colors match perfectly and they are always filled in with solid colours.
This is my partners drawing, it’s a bit messy but expressive. He is not an artist but he still wants to enjoy the freedom to relax, he has some problems and doing this helps him relax. Time flows, the pattern of colour grows. When I asked him if he had finished he said he wanted to do some more to it.
It’s fascinating watching him. It’s great that anyone can just do this. Why didn’t someone think of this before?
Art of whatever sort needs to be encouraged. Art is life, the opposite of our stress led world.
Instead of being tied to a computer all day perhaps we should all carry a small sketchbook around with us. Of recycled paper of course