There's one amazing discovery that I just keep on making...and the source of it lies in the healing power of creating art. I experience this personally each and every time I allow myself to get lost in the work, and let an artistic creation flow right through me. But what's equally as satisfying, is watching someone new to creating art make this life-changing discovery.
The key here is letting go of the ego in the process. If we become completely present, and allow ourselves to lose our sense of space and time, acting more as an observer than anything else, we can allow this benefit to fully sink in. So many people get hung up on feeling unskilled, uncreative, and generally unqualified to create art. The exciting news is that art making, like everything else, is about willingness to work, grow and focus on the journey rather than the destination. We are all capable of benefiting!
I like to encourage anyone and everyone to incorporate some form of art making into their life. Just a little bit of time each day makes a huge difference in finding peace and presence! Not sure where to start? Use what you have! Here's an art channel I made, with at least a couple of activities you can try. But truly, the options are endless! If you're in the St. George, UT area, visit us at MakeSpace for a class or workshop. If you have questions or want to share your experience, shoot me an email or tag me on social media @darcyleeart. I'd love to hear your story! Happy creating!