A Creative Distraction
Sometimes a distraction is ok. Something to help us unwind, relax, have a bit of fun. And sometimes we may need to move away from the normal distractions, social media, Netflix, chocolate, a drink or 10 of something, smoking, that things you might just need that you found on Ebay.
Here is something you can try at home with a piece of A4 paper.
Make a mini zine!
Create a story, colour chart, your own character, recipe book, self help guide, list all the things you would like to do when we are allowed out and about (this was created during Covid-19 lockdown).
Use pens, pencils, any sort of paint, coffee, turmeric, eye liner, that bill you don't want to pay, or even tomato sauce if you can handle the gooiness. Most importantly, BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN.
Folding done? Now what??? Here's a few ideas to get you going...
Always wanting to be a super hero she finally found her one true super power; distracting and being distracted. She forgets whatever is was she set out to do, but never fear as ten other things will be done in the meantime (whether she wanted them done or not). She can stop anyone in their tracks by changing the subject in a single bound. And confuse them in one unwavering swift motion.
Like all notable super heroes, Distracto Girl can be found in her unique costume. She used to have a cape yet she found it too distracting, took it off and till this day has forgotten where she put it. Instead she is seen in her usual eclectic style (her mother always told her she looked like she was dressed by a committee).
Unofficially diagnosed with AADD (Artistic Attention Deficiency Disorder), she works on many projects at a time anywhere she lands. Fuelled by cups of tea she is happy to dabble her hands in many art forms and mediums, upon any surface that stays still long enough. She surprises herself when she realises the amount of work she has actually completed.
Last seen talking behind her own back on the way to…it doesn’t matter, she will end up somewhere different anyway.