My poppies are staring to bloom! Yay! I wanted to spend some time sketching them in preparation for my vinyl-graphics-on-tile vision. I got my sketchbook (it has been a real long time!), colored pencils, crayons, colored ink pens, and a small blank sketchbook for my daughter.
We spread a blanket out in the backyard near the flowers and started drawing. I won't say we had hours and hours of artistic bliss but probably a solid 20 or 30 minutes.
Eventually we started investigating the nearby creatures: a potato bug and an inchworm.
If you're feeling stressed, try taking a moment to sit amongst nature. It's a lovely distraction!