Mandalas, my way of getting over all the COVID-19 anxiety

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A mandala drawing made by use of 0.5 , 0.2 and 0.1 mm point drawing pens . First a polar graph of concentric circles is made and then designs are filled in . markers have been used for the coloring

The global pandemic, the quarantine, the isolation... is all very new for us. 

Most of us are not used to staying at home for this long a period. I was in the middle of my grade 10 examinations when the lockdown was announced. 10th grade examinations are a very important milestone for Indian students.

Our teachers and parents prepare us for these all our lives. When my exams were postponed midway, a feeling of sorrow swept my mind for I had studied all year. After a few days, I overcame denial and started accepting facts. I was perplexed.

I didn't know what to do in all this free time  The mental exhaustion started taking over me. I did only one thing - Drew intricate designs. 

It had been my definition of fun for a very long time. I took up the skill again. attached above is a design called "mandala". It is a very simple beginner's sketch. It is the most therapeutic thing I have come across in my life.  I started doing origami again and also learnt how to bake a thing or two. I have painted a lot which includes painting my room mirror.

Art was my way of getting over all the anxiety.

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