These Paint-Smearing Videos Are So Much Better Than a Zen Garden

Annette Labedzki is soothing the internet one paint smearing video at a time. The Vancouver-based artist is gaining attention for her vibrant videos that depict her blending together various paint colors (and sometimes glitter) with a palette knife until they're fully blended into one unified shade.

Her Instagram account currently has more than 233,000 followers, many of whom comment on how satisfying the videos can be — especially in the middle of a stressful workday. If you're in need of a brief mental vacation, look ahead at Annette's zen artistic creations.