We often hear people tell us that in order to create a work of art, one must be an artist. People think that you need to be one of the “lucky few” who are born with artistic talent and because they “can’t even draw a straight line,” they are somehow excluded from ever creating anything resembling art.
We’re here to tell you that art isn’t limited to a select people with specific talents. Art is for everyone, and that goes for getting creative and making a work of art yourself! You might not be the next Picasso, Monet, or Van Gogh, but you are more than welcome to try your hand at creating something. In fact, we actually encourage you to try doing something artistic because there are several benefits that are associated with creating art. Read about them below!
It Stimulates the Imagination – When you have pencil, chalk, brush or another medium in hand, you are opening your mind to artistic possibilities, which fuels the imagination. By engaging in artistic endeavors, you are learning to see the world around you in a new light, and you are more present in the moment. Your only limitation is your own imagination.
You Become More Observant – Artists of all talents and types see the world in different ways. Yes, that’s right, even you, reader who can only draw a stick figure. You learn to see what’s around you by concentrating on detail, lighting, colors, shape, and so much more.
It Annihilates Stress – Work got you down? Feeling stressed out about all those things you need to get done? Take some time to sit down and get artsy, even if you think you don’t have any time. Creating art can do wonders in lowering your stress levels, which leads to an overall improvement in your well-being. Whenever you fully immerse yourself in an artistic endeavor, your mind temporarily forgets all of your worries since your hands and your brain are busy creating something beautiful. Even spending a little bit of time dabbling in an adult coloring book will help you release some of that stress!
You Enhance Your Problem-Solving Skills – Being creative and making art shows us that there is more than one solution to the same problem. It encourages open-ended thinking, and thinking outside of the box helps stimulate your grain to grow new neurons as well.
It’s a Great Self-Esteem Booster – When you’re creating art, you actually become happier! Studies have shown that creating art increases the level of dopamine in your brain, which helps to ward off sadness and depression. It also can provide you with a boost to your self-esteem. From framing and hanging your latest creation on the wall to receiving loads of positive comments after you post your work on social media, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment after you’ve completed a masterpiece of your own.
No matter what your artistic level is, we have something for everyone here at Artmart! Come check out all of our great art supplies and see what will jolt your creative side to life.