Sunday, August 30, 2009

Eye Spy......Something soothing.



I just couldn't choose this week, so I found two things for Cindy's Eye Spy meme. Actually it was interesting this week to realise that as a self-confessed stress-head, I have gone about surrounding myself with stress-relief remedies. We moved to a lush, quiet mountain top. I discovered Pilates. I have a house full of candles which create a perfect, relaxing environment if I get the urge to soak in a bubble bath (full water tank permitting) and my music play list runs on repeat cycles of 'Chill Out' albums.

In retrospect, I should be the most chilled out person on the planet. But I'm not, so here are two of my favorite soothing activities : My Sunday morning warm beverage with a book of Suduko puzzles and my art nook bathed in mid-afternoon sunlight.

I'm not completely certain why doing Suduko puzzles relaxes me, but it does. I guess it has something to with the repetitive patterns, simplicity of the numbers and the satisfaction of completing a puzzle...oh yes, the brain can still fire up when it has to.

My art nook is my happy little corner in the dining room. A spot where I forget about all my worries whilst I play around with my paints and pencils. Soothing indeed.

Thanks again to Cindy over at bugandpop for hosting Eye Spy. I'm looking forward to seeing what helps others relax, breathe and drift into a state of soothed relief.

11 comments:

  1. I've never done Suduko before, but I think I know what you mean as my father in law has a similar affinity to crosswords! Your art nook looks very cute. Love the easel and your paint box. :)

    PS. I am playing along this week too.

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  2. Love your art nook bathed in light! It must call to you often.

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  3. Hahaha, give me the art nook over the sudoku any day. One is like heaven, the other... pure torture to me ;)

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  4. Thanks Claire, you're the one who inspired me to pull all the art materials back out, it's just lucky I have a nook to put them in. xx

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  5. Hmn...I wish. My brain just doesn't work the suduko way. I end up stressing out over why I just can't crack 'em! (lovely nook you have there)...

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  6. I love your art nook, it looks so lovely. I think you should do an online suduko tutorial, I have no idea about them either.

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  7. Glad I'm not the only sudoku nut.
    I have a book of them in my bedside table and I do at least one at bedtime to relax my brain.
    I don't understand how or why either but it works for me.

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  8. Pilates by candlelight on a quiet mountain top followed by a bath and chillout music sounds very soothing! Nice! I like sudoku but it fires me up too much and I get a bit addicted to them.

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  9. I'm with Flossy-P, I'll take the art nook. I have never had the patience for any types of puzzles :) Thanks for the theme this week!

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  10. Your most welcome Melanie. Thanks for stopping by.

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