Humans have been drawing for thousands of years. From the early prehistoric cave paintings of our Neanderthal ancestors to the modern artists of today, it’s a calming antidote to everyday life.
D is for Drawing ©Lynn Hatzius
Drawing can be as simple or complicated as you like, but all it really requires is a piece of paper and a pencil. Find a quiet moment in your day to focus on sketching a landscape or object, relaxing your breathing as you draw.
It doesn’t need to be perfect or take a long time – more importantly, drawing is a mindful way to reduce stress and be present.
Pick a rock or tree stump, settle down for a few minutes and sketch what you see ©Getty
The countryside has inspired many of Britain’s greatest artists, so pack a notepad next time you go for a walk and draw what you see.
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