Here is a little bit of mindfulness fun for you, a video tutorial on how to draw a doodle flower.
The only tools needed for this doodle flower tutorial, is a pencil and a piece of paper
How to draw a doodle flower
We all doodle, don’t we? Why not bring all your doodles together, into one project? This tutorial on how to draw a doodle flower, is an example of how you can combine your doodles into a simple drawn shape.
This current situation happened so quickly that there was no real chance to prepare, let alone learn the necessary skills to cope with self-isolation and social distancing. Lifestyle changes occurred overnight and that was that! Are you coping with the changes and also managing to find time to relax?
New Lifestyle Changes
The majority of my day used to be spent creating, with a small amount of time allocated to social media etc. Within the first week of lockdown, technology took over. Using the telephone more and working online became the norm, which involved joining on-line meetings and using social media to not only keep in touch with business contacts, but also family and friends. It was non-stop!
These lifestyle changes have been my greatest challenge, but a routine is gradually emerging, which also allows me to continue creating and find some me time.
Some of you may now have plenty of time on your hands and others may be juggling a multitude of tasks: home schooling, entertaining the children, looking after the family and still trying to work remotely.
In this different world, whatever camp you fall into, you need to find a quiet space for yourself and find time to relax.
As a creative, a pencil and paper are the first tools I pick up to sketch (or doodle), whenever I have a few free moments.
Doodling can be both therapeutic and relaxing. It helps you to be in the moment and practice mindfulness – who knew?
If you are looking for a new distraction, feel free to download this rainbow picture, for you or your children to colour in.
I am so grateful that a change in working practice and shopping for groceries are all I have to worry about!
Whilst we stay safe at home, all key workers from the NHS, to emergency services, to waste collection, to care workers and shop assistants, naming just a few, are performing their duties in very difficult, scary times. They deserve our gratitude.
Why not display your finished picture in your window, to show your thanks.
I am Sheree, the designer and creator behind Fanklemade products. I started my business in 2017 making handmade gemstone jewellery at directly to customers and via craft fairs.
Gradually, I expanded my Fanklemade portfolio to provide handmade bags, leather products, textile, vinyl and metal home décor items. I also opened my Etsy shop.
Everyday is school day for me, learning new techniques and processes as I hone my skills, not only as a maker but also as a business owner.
Why did I start making?
Partly through necessity as I could never find the right colour or style of clothing to suit me. Partly because I wanted to wear something different or wanted to decorate my home with one-off items.
Every Fanklemade piece is lovingly made with a desire to create unique, affordable items to be enjoyed by you.
During the month of March this year, I took up the challenge to improve my presence on social media. So, I created daily posts for my Fanklemade Facebookand Instagram pages.
Why don’t you check the posts out on my Fanklemade pages, there are 31 posts with #Marchmeetthemaker in the title. It was an opportunity to introduce me and my business to current and future customers and give an insight into my creative world.
For me, this was no mean feat! I am very much a novice in the world of social media and up until now, have been rather reluctant to show my face, as it were; preferring viewers to concentrate on my handmade products.
It is obvious that for those of you who are unable to see me at crafting events, blogs and other online communications like this are a way for you to begin to know me, follow my progress and hopefully enjoy my creations.
Need inspiration? Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Do you have something specific in mind, not currently on-line? Please contact us via email or phone, with your requirements. Made to order and personalised items will be individually priced.