Chronic Tonic at VOTS- Relax~

I thought that tonight I would focus on something pleasant. Most of us have something we do to relax, a hobby or pastime that we find eases our stress or feeds our souls in some way. Me? I like to read, I play a few facebook games, Cleetus and I tag team a couple of crossword puzzles every day and when my hands are working, I like to doodle.

 

 

I've always liked to dabble in some kind of art and I've always been a doodler, but sometime last year I got myself some micron pens and paper and started working on some more elaborate pieces.

 

Now, I'm not a master or anything, but when I'm finished it makes me pretty happy.  My hands don't always cooperate, so I have more ideas for pieces than I have work to show for it.

dragonfly

 

I throw out many more than I finish and I have about six abandoned partial sketches that seemed like a good idea when I started them. This one was almost abandoned, it's a salvage and it turned out to be one of my favorites.
 

 

 

I took a break for a little while, but I'm working on a piece now and I hope to be inking by the weekend. It's slow going on this piece because I have more of a picture going on in it, but I'm happy with it so far. Damn the shaky hands, screw the shooting nerve pain--full speed ahead.

So, what do you do to relax?

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Those are beautiful drawings, triv33.

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Thank you for sharing them.

And to answer your question about what does one do to relax?  Tough to say for me.  Other than a glass of wine, I usually watch a TV show that I enjoy that takes "me away" and when I watch it, I think of nothing else.  That's a big plus for me.

Or reading a good book.  That always helps.

 

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the only thing I tune

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into with any sort of regularity is The Big Bang Theory...I need to laugh.

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Great zentangles triv, so happy you turned me on to

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the real art of doodling, nowhere near as good as you are, but I have been working on a few.  Other things I like to do? I like to color. I like to read and I like to do absolutley nothing.

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Great work, triv33

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I admire the way you think about all these intricate patterns. I can see numerous uses for them for interior designs for wallpaper among other things. You know I share similar interests though nowadays I am picky on what I start(having the idea fleshed out first) which is why I love the spontaneous nature of these which turned out great. My last piece was this one.

 

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I love that.

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I really like how the snowman is peeved~ 

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Thank you. :D One of my better ideas

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It's a tradition I kind of like on Christmas eve drawing my gifts because I have no money for them a rum pum pum pum while watching A Christmas Story of course.

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