Using Art to Chill
We’re All Artists in Our Own Way
There’s no doubt about that. But some of us are more artistic than others, and that’s fine! If you think you can’t draw or paint or sculpt, then let me tell you: I’ve never painted a thing in my life and yet somehow I find myself sitting on the couch with an oil pastel and a blank canvas in front of me, wondering what to do next because all my art supplies are out there looking at me expectantly.
A Few Ways to Incorporate Art Even if You’re Not An Artist.
The idea of making art is daunting, but there are lots of ways to incorporate it into your life even if you don’t consider yourself an artist. Here are a few ideas for how to get started:
- Visit museums and galleries (whether in person or online) that feature exhibits by artists who use painting, photography, sculpture, installation art, and more. These spaces will inspire you to look at the world differently—and maybe even find your own artistic voice! Plus they’ll give you an excuse to leave the house with your friends and family on a weekend afternoon.
- Look around your own home for artworks—anywhere from paintings over fireplaces or photographs on shelves all the way down to framed posters stuck behind doors.
Art Doesn’t Have to be For the Public or Even For Anything But You.
- It can be a sketchbook of your ideas or an art journal you use to document your travels, or just some doodles on the back of a receipt while waiting in line at the grocery store.
- It doesn’t need a purpose other than satisfying your own creative urges and filling up an empty space with something beautiful.
- Don’t worry about it being finished – that’ll come later when you’re ready!
Art Does Not Have to be a Finished Product.
- Art can be messy and imperfect and still be art — it doesn’t have to be polished and perfect to be considered art.
- When you’re creating something out of nothing, you are exercising your creative muscles in a way that allows them to grow stronger with each passing day or week or month, or year — just like any other muscle in your body will grow stronger if it’s used consistently over time (and given enough rest). Unlike most gym workouts, however, there isn’t instant gratification for your efforts when working on art projects; instead, there are many moments where things don’t seem like they’re working out as planned, and then suddenly everything comes together perfectly!
Art Can Be Anything That Makes You Happy.
Whether you’re an artist or not, art can be anything that makes you happy. It doesn’t have to look like a painting or sculpture; art is a way to express yourself and your feelings. Art is a way of giving back to yourself—and it’ll do the same for anyone else who sees it!
If you’re wondering how to get started with making art, I recommend starting small with something you already have around the house. If you don’t feel like asking people around town if they would mind donating their old shoes or bookshelves to your new project, then look inside your home instead! Find something that inspires you, then start using whatever tools are available (glue gun? paintbrush? yarn?) and make something out of nothing!
We Can All Use Art as a Way to Chill
Art is a way to chill, even if you’re not an artist. It can be anything that gives you pleasure or makes you happy; it’s not always the same thing for everyone, but it’s important that we all think about what makes us most relaxed and happy. Sometimes art itself can create that relaxation and happiness, but sometimes the act of creating art is enough on its own—it doesn’t have to be perfect or make it into a gallery for it to still have meaning and value.
Art is more than just a hobby, it’s a way to chill. It can be something that you do to relax or it can be your entire life, but either way, it will make you happy. Whether you’re an artist or not doesn’t matter because everyone can see beauty in something. So go out there and create some art!
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