Art is therapy. Once you start to look at it that way, it no longer becomes a matter of trying to find the time to draw or paint, but rather creating becomes an automatic reaction to the stress in your personal life. That’s what happened with me. Whenever I was feeling stressed out and needed to unwind and re-center my self, I would sit down, take out a pencil and draw. I also remember, when I worked at a mission a couple years ago, they had implemented a therapeutic art class. Each week, a small group would come together to create and exhibit their work.
Some days will be easier than others— sometimes there is no inspiration, and it is difficult to think about anything other than what’s going on in your life. It’s not a perfect solution. But it helps.
It helps calm you down, and helps change your mindset. There’s a certain beauty in starting something, without knowing how exactly it’ll turn out. There’s a certain comfort in watching something develop and become something new and beautiful. And there’s a certain joy in understanding that with time and effort, a sketch/painting that you almost gave up on can become something that can eventually inspire you.
Art is healing. Remember that, and it’ll come more easily.
I also want to wish you the absolute best. Life can be exceptionally difficult, but it gets better. If you want to talk more, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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