Through all the calamity of the past two weeks one thing has helped keep me centered. Inktober. I had never done it before but it's been a real life saver. That is the official Inktober prompt list. What you do with it is up to you as long as it involves ink.
I knew I wouldn't have time for anything spectacular (as if) so I settled for something small. I had been collecting all this Zentangle stuff a few years ago and drug it all out. Zentangle is about stress relief through doodling. Who can't use a little of that.
It is mesmerizing. I cheat and do a pencil drawing first so I can mindlessly ink it. It feels wonderful to just let the pen go.
Since I still have my watercolor obsession going I took it one step further.
I am using my new teeny tiny Sennelier set with it's teeny tiny brush.
I am also using these teeny tiny watercolor paper blocks. I bought them by mistake not realizing how small they were. I also didn't know they were blocks but now I love them. The paper is a wonderful quality and being on a block means you can get things as wet as you want and it won't curl.
It's certainly not fine art or terribly creative but it gives me a good half hour a day of mindless fun. I don't want Inktober to ever end. I suppose it doesn't really have to.