Quick Sketches: A Little Bit of Therapy

I love quick sketches. Normally I do them when I find an image of something I find beautiful, but sometimes I do it as a creative warm-up.

Christine Fichtner quick sketch bird

Not even a proper sketching pencil.

The best part is that I put no pressure on myself to make it perfect. Unlike the cards that I paint, I don’t care how these sketches turn out.

It becomes therapeutic, and it gets those creative juices flowing.

Anyone can do it with paper and a pencil. Even if no one else ever sees it, it’s good for the soul.

Do you have any small, therapeutic exercises? I would love to hear how you all take some time for yourselves in this busy world.

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Currently Sketching To: I’ve Just Seen a Face – Beatles

It’s not quite writing music for me, but it’s wonderfully upbeat and perfect for some light sketching or painting. It has been on repeat all summer. Always nice to go back to music I grew up listening to.