|"Rise Up" - Acrylic Paint on a Canvass|
Painting is for everyone, not just for the "talented" or "artist". It is a form of expression and it enriches one's lives. Creating art can divert your attention from what's stressing you for certain period of time and once you're done with your art therapy, you can have a clearer mind.
According to Elizabeth Scott, M.S., a wellness coach, "you can experience 'flow' when doing creative activities. There’s a certain quality of being called “flow”, that experts say is very beneficial for us. This refers to a state of being completely engaged in something to the point of being in a near meditative state. It carries many of the benefits of meditation, leaving you much less stressed when you’re done." So if you feeling stressed, lonely, happy, in love or in despair try to get brush, colour and paper or a canvas. Relieve stress, release your emotions and turn it to an art piece. Here are simple steps if you would like to try our painting to relieve your stress:
|"Black Day" - Acrylic on a Canvass|
- Buy some colour/paints. Get something that you can be comfortable to use - crayons, pencil colour, watercolour, acrylic or oil paint.
- You will need a medium, paper or canvas which is the most common.
- Get some paint brushes if you are going to use acrylic, oil paint or poster colour.
- Once you have all your materials, think of a subject and choose the colour you want to use.
- Unleash your creativity. Start playing with the colours on your paper/canvas.
- Enjoy the process. Then stop when you think it's done.
- You can show it to others or give as gift.
Try it once and have fun!
Here are some of the paintings I did during the most stressful days in my life. I'm glad I turned to painting, now I don't need to buy stuff to hang on my living room.
|"Stand Still" - Acrylic Paint on a Canvas|