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4 Easy Art Projects to Help You Relax & De-Stress | Sea Lemon

4 Easy Art Projects to Help You Relax & De-Stress | Sea Lemon

Hello, it’s Jennifer from Sea Lemon in my opinion this time of the year is usually the most stressful the holidays are coming up and they can be exciting but I think they can be stressful as well Some of you might have finals, or exams in school Whatever the stress in your life, today I wanted to give you a little mental break with some art therapy and show 4 easy projects you can do, that can help you destress and relax. Some of these were inspired by kids’ projects, and that’s because I wanted to keep it simple and easy to make the focus is on the process rather than the outcome. So don’t worry if these aren’t a masterpiece the relaxing part is in the process of making it Of course it’s up to you of what kind of art you find relaxing. I have a ton of tutorials over on my channel So go over there and check out the projects and see if you can find something that you want to make that might help you unwind even more. And if you’re new here, make sure you subscribe to my channel Sea Lemon I upload something new every week Also, a lot of you have said my voice is relaxing so if you find this video in itself calming, that is totally cool too Alright, get comfortable, chill out, and let’s make some art. First up, let’s do some watercolor drops. Start with watercolor paper, your favorite watercolors, and a container of water and a paintbrush. Make a watery drop of any color and dip a second color into it and just watch the colors flow together. And you can experiment with different colors and different sizes of drops You can, of course, paint any shape that you want, I think these circle drops are really simple and relaxing to make, and just watching the colors blend together with the watery color is just relaxing You can also try connecting the drops, so that the colors slightly blend together even more. Or just keep it simple like I’m doing and do simple drops. When those pools of water are dry, then your watercolor drop canvas is complete. Not only is this relaxing to make, but it can also make a fun, simple piece of art. Next let’s try some three dimensional line art You want a piece of paper and any shape to draw or trace the most popular I’ve seen is using your hand it’s a very simple thing to trace and, for some reason, it is slightly relaxing to trace your hand with a pencil Next to make the lines you can use your favourite markers, colored pencils or paint you can also try using a piece of paper as a guide if you’re worried about making them straight and make evenly spaced lines when you get to your shape, or hand, you then want to make curved lines just within that shape but continue making straight lines when you get out of the shape it kind of helps to think of your shape as a speed bump Whatever medium you use watching the color or ink flow in a straight continuous line can be really soothing and relaxing and just take your mind off of any stress that you have going on After you’ve made your lines, you can then use those as a guide and draw more color lines around them So I’m now using a yellow, and drawing the same lines on top of the blue lines and then underneath the blue with a purple line You could use the colors that you find most relaxing and soothing or trying bold colors that really just make you happy and in a good mood You can use as many colors as you want to make as many lines as you want and once you get closer to being finished you can see your three dimensional shape pop out And here’s my finished 3D line art This next one I’m calling the Continuous Flower this is expecially good for those of you who find doodling really relaxing Using your favourite pen you can start with the middle of the flower on the corner or the center, it’s up to you I’m going with the corner, and drawing a quarter of a circle and filling the inside of this flower with pollen-type shapes just little circles then outside of the circle I’m going to start the flower start with small petals, and then we will gradually make them bigger This is where the relaxing part kicks in you are just making continuous petals, continuous shapes and lines and not having to think a lot so the more you make a single shape the less you have to stress about what you’re going to draw and you’re giving your mind a little break You can see, about every fourth row of petals I’m making them a little bit bigger and you can also experiment with different petal shapes and draw something on the inside of them I’m going to finish this flower with a round petal but you can also make it continuous and go all the way to the page edge And here is my finished flower doodle with a bunch of continuous petals This next one is a perfect homemade substitute for a coloring book On a piece of paper, draw with your favourite pen or marker just lines all over the place, and intersect them you want them to cross and you’re making a bunch of scribbles don’t worry about them being perfect you can draw them in any shape you want These lines will form abstract shapes which you can then fill in with color I think these are fun to fill in with markers but you can of course use any medium of your choice paint, pens, pastels, whatever medium that you find the most relaxing and with this you will get the same kind of stress relief that you get when you are filling in a coloring book and when it’s complete you’ll have a colorful abstract piece of art that was pretty easy to make I think these are perfect to make while you listen to your favourite playlist, watch your favourite show, maybe binge on a few Sea Lemon videos However you decide to unwind I hope you take a break in your day to just relax and maybe try one of these If you do I would love to see your pictures so share those with me on my social links and hit that like button Also I would love to know in the comments below what art or craft projects you find the most relaxing to make let me know it down there and make sure you subscribe to my channel Sea Lemon so you don’t miss any of my videos For another relaxing project check out this video right here about zentangles and I have a bunch of other videos in this playlist right here for how to draw and diy patterns go check that out all of these links will be in the video description below I will see you guys next time!

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100 thoughts on “4 Easy Art Projects to Help You Relax & De-Stress | Sea Lemon

  1. Wow! I really loved this! Thank. This is just what needed to see today. (I followed this to YouTube when it showed up on my Facebook page a few minutes ago)❤

  2. The only artist I watch is sea lemon she is really pretty and smart I love her she inspires me to do art everday

  3. these are really good, but for me, just regular drawing is relaxing too, like making a portrait of a character or something

  4. When you find out one of your faverot youtubers aka sea lemon lives in yoy area 😄😊👍😀😲

  5. Ok I love your videos I just subscribed today and I am sooooo happy that I did so
    Today we had art class and the teacher talked about zentangles so cool and relaxing
    I love u

  6. in the first one, could I use acrylic paints instead of watercolor paints??
    plz reply🙏🙏🙏🙏

  7. Everytime I watch your videos I fall asleep, that's why I only watch your channel when I can't sleep or have to got to bed for school

  8. You should super glue crayons to a canvis and blow dry them so they melt. And Leve the colors on to make the colors pop out more.

  9. I know I'm crazy, but how do you draw perfect scribbles? Like you're so good at drawing scribbles
    Ik that makes no sense but teach me how to make perfect scribbles

  10. The hand one reminds me of that book with the girl who has the patterned skin thing? Does anyone know what I’m talking about?!

  11. Love your work with the watercolors, can you do some feathers, I will be showing my almost 4 yr old granddaughter, she loves watercolors, thank you

  12. I want to say thank you for changing my mood. I don't why but these days I feel so stressful and boring. I also have my bullet journal to keep track of activities that I need to do (just in case I get bored or necessary things) I don't feel like I want to do it at all. I've searched on YouTube "Things to do when you're bored at home", go through and check out your vid. It makes me feel relaxing even I just watch it. Anyway that scribble art looks fun and I'm going to try it out after finishing this comment. Keep up a good work!

  13. I have a fun game you guys can do. Grab a piece of paper and a pen, close your eyes and scribble. Then you have to try and turn the scribble into something. Remember, no erasing!

  14. This is the first time I've discovered your videos, and I'm SO glad I did – I feel Really relaxed now, after I've become More and More Stressed all day !…Thank you for this, I have subscribed and hope that these videos will help me to break out of my 'Artists Block' which I've been in for Far Too Long !

  15. Hi, I also created a relaxation video, you can check here and like or subscribe to my channel too 😀

  16. I've been watching your videos all day trying to keep from crying over missing my baby boy who will be 13 soon, who went to go live with his dad yesterday

  17. Found myself at loose ends tonight dealing with health concerns, pain and exhaustion. I couldn't settle into anything, then remembered seeing your scribble technique. Turned out great, and my stress is gone, ready for bed. Thank you! You don't even know me but you helped all the same. Good night😴😴😴💜

  18. I work at a Senior Center. The last thing they need is anything for De-stressing. Bottom line – they are bored! And they are also aging, which includes the fact that they have Limitations. When a Person begins to LACK in Exercise or movement…actually AFFECTS their Brain (proven scientifically)…and speeds up dementia.

    For those who READ other's comments – Just as a point to make in this:

    – IF you are in your 50's or heading into your 60's (OR ANY AGE)…
    You better have been taking care of your BODY by now…eating more Plant Based meals, losing weight. Obesity is the number one reason for most ailments from heart disease to cancers. What I have noticed is that the Aging folks in their 70's on up… have all these problems due to the FOODS they eat. To much sugar, meat, and overloaded on SIMPLE Carbs.

    And their LACK of movement – meaning…they gave up walking years ago… led them down a Path of problems. Most of them come to the Senior Center, and Sit SIT SIT!

    Had they began making changes and exercising/walking daily…they wouldn't be the inactive blobs they have become.

    I WISH I could make this Center Change their MEAL PLANS to include more FRESH vegetables/fruits – and less meats. Even since working here, and eating a meal there, I gained 15 lbs back of the 40 lbs I lost. 🙁 Yeah… not happy about that, and I'm active, and normally do not eat from their lunch menu . But YOU have to eat. Just from the Choices provided – it crept back up on me.

    I've since started back bringing my own Lunch. SUGAR is the number one reason for weight gain, and their meals have included a SUGAR dessert each day. That got me hooked back on sugar, even the Smell of SUGAR is an enticement that affects your Brain. I bring my own Fruit now.

    So… I'll get off my Soap Box. LOL

    Now… the other thing about CRAFTING. MENTALLY – if they are Obese OR AGING – many are also Lazy Minded. They Don't think WITH the CURIOUSITY of a Child.

    Which is a challenge I have noticed with working with Elderly – over the age of 70+ I've noticed different things that some can Take ON, and some just don't go there. YOU HAVE TO SHOW THEM EVERY STEP to the point that YOU are ALMOST DOING IT ALL YOURSELF.

    I constantly was trying to bring something to the table – and finally have to find other means to keep them Actively INVOLVED.

    What ONE person considers Difficult…Another Person complains IT's TO EASY. So you are going to get difference levels of Mental Stimulus.

    Unlike a Child who has developing Curiousity… You will get a different Side of the Coin… Lack of motivation. This has been my observation.

    ABOVE ALL ELSE – KEEP YOUR ELDERLY MOVING. UNLESS YOU WANT THEM TO DIE EARLIER. When my Mom who had serious dementia was in a nursing home…she died within a year from hip breakage. This was exacerbated by lack of movement. She stopped walking, and they never got her outside to do more walking. Had I known this… Regretfully, Juliana

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