Make that Art Fun!

Brighton Artist Studio Studio

Make that Art! Back in the studio after having a cold here are some of the paintings I have been working on.

Here are some thoughts on the fun of making art.

People of all ages have always found joy and a means to express themselves through art in all of its forms. A common response to the communication of terrible experiences and memories through art is that it makes individuals happy, even when those feelings and memories are depicted in the work. Making art, whether it be through painting, drawing, sculpture, or any other creative expression, offers a certain sense of contentment and joy. Dopamine, the happy hormone, is released into the brain when one views art, resulting in emotions of fulfilment and pleasure. The response seemed to happen practically instantly in that the brain's pleasure reward region becomes more active when we view objects that we find lovely.

Creativity and art

Creating art enables us to access our creative potential. It's important to recognise that computer programmers learn their trade through play and repetition, much like musicians learn their instruments. This is why it's important to maintain traditional craft methods in the digital age. Craftsmanship and traditional arts provide insights that deepen our understanding and advance the digital sphere without arousing nostalgia for antiquated practices. Artists focus on the person as well as the setting in which their work is made and perceived, acting as mediators between micro and macro creativity. Although the aim of art is always being challenged by technology, developing a craftsman's perspective is necessary for effective utilisation. It is necessary to rethink the creative process. Instead of beginning with a predetermined idea and choosing appropriate materials, art creation is a dynamic process in which the creator manipulates elements to await ideas rather than imposing them from the beginning. Being allowed to experiment and explore without being constrained by our regular routines is intrinsically delightful.

Stress Relief

Creating art may be a healing endeavour. Participating in art-making activities in the community is advantageous for mental health, as it enables people to improve their feeling of value and self-worth via the use of visual and symbolic expression in art therapy. By encouraging communication, this strategy helps individuals with mental illnesses grow their social networks. A variety of art therapy techniques, including skill-focused practices, art-making in a studio, individual and group sessions, art psychotherapy, and creating art for personal healing purposes, are used to address mental health issues. The therapeutic benefits of various artistic forms, such as paintings, stories, dances, yoga, and chants, have long been acknowledged in a variety of civilizations. In order to successfully manage the creative process, artists must navigate emotions, intellect, and experience in order to translate these elements into an artistic form. The general enjoyment of the creative process is enhanced by the support and companionship found in the artistic community.

Personal Expression

A potent tool for self-expression is art. Throughout history, people have shared their personal stories via art. More importantly, it helps people develop a personal connection to stories by expressing meanings that go beyond first impressions through the use of colour, symbolism, and imagery. Being familiar with a location has a special effect on a person's life since it fosters a sense of belonging and allows one to treasure special experiences. The act of making art becomes a documentation of these unique recollections and our homes. Individuals often return to or adorn their homes in a variety of imaginative ways, including decorating, gardening, and narrating tales about them. Finding one's own voice and expressing oneself honestly bring happiness.

Exploration of Mediums

With so many different artistic mediums available, there is bound to be something for everyone. Because painting teaches important lessons about the creative process, it is still relevant in the digital age. Painting engages our senses of touch, smell, and sight in a visceral, messy, and very human way, while technology may detach us from the innate human impulse to play with materials. It can help us get closer to the core of what it means to be human. It's interesting to note that adding photographic features to paintings had the opposite effect of what was intended—it caused a separation from the memories. Instead of seamlessly replacing memories as was expected, the pictures caused a particular emotional reaction.

Painting is how we internalise and fully comprehend the image, even if photography introduced the modern concept of the image. Exploring a variety of media, whether it is traditional painting, digital art, photography, or mixed media, adds excitement to the creative process. In addition, space, proportion, colour, rhythm, and line all contribute significantly to the sensation of movement. The eye will naturally follow a solid or dotted line, for instance, as it moves from large to small, dark to bright, coloured to non-colored, and organic to geometric shapes.

Mindfulness in Art

Making art demands concentration and focus, which encourages mindfulness. Let go of whatever expectations you may have about the result because drawing the thing you were viewing thoughtfully is a mindfulness practice rather than an assessment of the artwork. Let your pencil glide across the page as you focus on the observing process. While some days may involve more deliberate and careful artistic expressions that result in a painting that seems muddy and frustrating, other days may entail carefree and lighthearted artistic expressions that lead to a calm flow. A mindful art practice necessitates nonjudgmental observation of oneself and one's emotions, which promotes enjoyment of the process even in the face of dissatisfaction with the finished output.

Making art releases a certain kind of joy that allows us to access our inner creativity and escape the monotony of everyday life. In addition, art is a potent tool for interpersonal communication and self-expression, enabling people to connect, treasure memories, and discover their own voice. Art therapy is clearly beneficial to mental health, as demonstrated by community-based art projects and mindfulness training.

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