Painting Flowers: How I Slow Down My Brain

With an active one year old and a homeschooling 11 year old with me all day everyday, I really appreciate the time I get to paint! I make sure that I get some quiet time for myself every afternoon so that I can slow my brain and my body down and rest.  

original watercolor flower paintings by Elise Engh

Slowing my mind down is not an easy thing for me to do.  I tend to think far into the future so that I can plan ahead, but that leads to me worrying more than I should.  So that's where painting helps my wired brain.  Painting forces me to focus on the present.  I love watching wet paint spread and mix on paper! It's so satisfying! I experience childlike wonder every time I pick up a paintbrush.

Here are some of the paintings that came out my quiet time over the past few months.  Lots and lots of flower paintings- all in different styles too! My brain loves exploring new ways to create!





2 comments:

  1. Those are so pretty and I'm so glad you have painting as your refuge! Painting definitely doesn't do that for me, but running does! :)

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  2. Beautiful flowers. I am not a painter, not yet anyway, but I am a crafter and I am so very glad I am in these times, doing something you like every day, makes it seem just a wee bit normal. Stay safe and well.

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