Painting, to me, remains to be one of the most enjoyable hobbies. I find it extremely therapeutic and calming. I select some videos or some good music and listen to them in the background whilst I paint.
I believe painting, and whether or not you are good at it is totally besides the point, but it helps to increase mental and physical health. In fact, there are many reasons to pick up a pencil or paintbrush and try this hobby out. You may just surprise yourself. And besides there are many online tutorial as well as books available to help you along the way.
As with everything else in life you have to find your niche! Do you enjoy portraits, landscapes, animals, cartoons or abstract artwork? You also have to decide which medium you like i.e watercolors, oils, acrylic, sharpies, wax crayons or simply using pencils? Pick you favorite and just start drawing.
Here are a few of the health benefits you enjoy!
- Improves concentration
- Sharpens your motor skills
- Relaxes your entire being
- Boosts your creativity
- Teaches you perseverance
- Improves your self confidence
- Provides you with a positive mindset
- Changes your outlook on life
In my opinion those are a few very basic but good reasons to give it a try! I paint to express myself, and as someone once said “Paintings come from the heart of the artist”.
I posted an article recently which you can read here, called “Creating you imagery again”. This article encourages you to stop watching so much TV and get those creative juices flowing once again. What better way could there be than to start a new hobby?
Our paintings are very personal expressions of our individuality, they are totally unique because we created them. It is our opportunity to create something that didn’t exist before; an entirely new thing. To me the the joy of painting comes mostly from the pleasure and joy I see in someone’s face when they see a piece of art that really touches their heart. What better gift to give someone than that which comes from the heart.
Why not give it a try, you may just surprise yourself and uncover a gift you didn’t know you had!
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