Draw your stress away with this cherry blossom exercise

Discover a simple cherry blossom drawing exercise designed for busy moms. Unwind and enhance your mood with just markers and a few spare minutes.

Spring is in the air, and what better way to welcome it than with a bit of art that brings the beauty of the season right into our homes? If you’re anything like me, the idea of creating something beautiful is appealing, but finding the time (and sometimes, the energy) can be a challenge.

That’s why I’m bringing back a spring favorite with a twist. A couple of years ago, I shared a cherry blossom painting exercise using gouache. This year, I’m simplifying it even further with markers, making it perfect for busy moms looking to infuse a bit of creativity and relaxation into their routine.

Why This Exercise Is Great for Moms:

A Moment of Zen: Let’s face it, mom life can be hectic. This exercise is a wonderful way to pause and focus on the moment. Each dot is a a mini-meditation that brings calm.

Creativity Boost: Engaging in artistic activities sparks creativity not just on paper but in problem-solving and daily life. Feeling stuck? A little art break might just lead you to the solution.

Achievable Art: This exercise is doable even in short bursts of time. It’s proof that you don’t need hours set aside or complicated materials to create something beautiful and meaningful.

Emotional Expression: Art allows us to express emotions in ways words sometimes can’t. Feeling the spring renewal vibes or simply need to channel some feelings? Let your cherry blossom tree be your outlet.

Connection with Nature: Bringing elements of nature into our homes through art can boost our mood and connect us to the world outside, reminding us of the cycle of renewal that spring brings.

Have fun with this simple cherry blossom exercise! Please let me know if you’ve tried this one; I would love to see it.

You can find a small video of this exercise on my Instagram @thecreativecooldown

Supplies for the draw your stress away with this cherry blossom exercise

Supplies used:

Bristol paper (BeCreativeShop), Alcohol markers (Ohuhu).

Alternative supply suggestions:

You can use any supplies that you have; colored pencils, crayons, watercolor, etc.

Instructions for this simple cherry blossom exercise:

Step 1: Draw a simple trunk with branches

Step 1 – Sketch Your Tree

Before you start, slowly breathe in and out a few times to clear your head. Then, bring yourself to the present, away from all the day-to-day stress.

Start by drawing a simple trunk with branches spreading out. There’s no need to get too detailed; the beauty of cherry blossoms is in their simplicity and the blooms that catch our eye.

Step 2: Use a dark pink maker to create dots along the branches

Step 2 – The first dots

Make sure you have markers (or other materials) that have different shades of pink. With the darkest pink marker, begin dotting along the branches to represent the blossoms. Keep these dots close to the branches.

Step 3: Repeat this with lighter shades of pink

Step 3 – Dot the rest of your cherry blossoms

Then, move to the next lightest shade and add more dots slightly further away from the branch. Repeat with each lighter hue. This technique creates a lovely depth, mimicking how blossoms cluster in nature.

Step 4: Add some grass

Step 4 – Add some grass

If you’d like, sketch in some grass at the bottom with a green marker. It’s a nice touch that grounds your tree and completes the scene.

So, whether you’re a seasoned artist or someone who can barely find time to doodle, this simple cherry blossom tree exercise is for you. It’s not about perfection; it’s about giving yourself a moment of creativity and calm. Who knows? This simple exercise could become a lovely springtime tradition for years to come.

You might also like my spring flower exercise if you enjoyed this exercise.

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