Craftbubble, it's my turn to set the Sunday Theme Challenge and I thought I'd do something a little different this week.
There just seems to be so much stress and unhappiness around at the moment, in the UK, globally and especially amongst my lovely friends and family. So my theme for the week is 'Zen' and the following is what I've asked everyone to do. You might like to join in and try this for yourself, I'd love to hear what your experiences are if you do and please include a link to any project you create, I'd be fascinated to see what you've made.
Take a moment, sit down in a lovely quiet place, relax and take a nice deep breath and let it out slowly, clear your busy mind and just let the word 'Zen' float through your consciousness. Relax and let your creative imagination run free to create a project (anything you like) inspired by whatever the word Zen brings to mind.
Relaxation and meditation are a great way to help reduce stress and anxiety, but not always easy when we are busy, sad, in pain or just restless and ill at ease.
I chose the lovely image by ArtKure to create my card. Just looking at this scene calms me and I can just imagine sitting there looking out towards Mount Fuji and breathing in the clean mountain air. The ray of sunshine slanting across the top of the card does make it look as if the top is angled, it isn't IRL but I didn't want to block off the sun as we've seen so little of it here this year.
Enjoy your Sunday and do try to find a little calm space in your day just for You, to relax and re-charge your batteries - it need only be five or ten minutes but you will feel the benefit.