If you’re enjoying the ‘colouring books for adults’ trend, or you fancy something that will utilise even more of your creativity, then why not try drawing your indoor tree. It’s simple: your model will happily sit still for hours, is brilliant at holding a pose and you can make it as impressionistic or detailed as you like. The apotheosis of mindfulness: focussing on the leaves and drawing them as accurately as possible.
Craft tip with the kids
A drawing project with indoor trees like this is also fun to do with your children, particularly during the school holidays. In this case, adopt a less detailed approach. Lay your indoor tree on a large piece of paper (use a roll of wallpaper for a very large tree), roughly trace its outline and let your creativity loose on the shape. Little ones can fill it in beautifully with finger-paints, while older children can also draw leaves and flowers and stick them on. Hang a successful homemade work of art in a frame next to the indoor tree to create a personal bond of real significance.