Whether or not you consider yourself a creative type, getting in touch with your artistic side is something everyone should try at one point. Not only is painting, drawing and creating fun, but it’s also an easy hobby to pick up and a great way to spend your free time. If you still need some convincing, here’s five reasons why making your own art should be next on your list.
Everyone has those long and hectic days where it feels extra hard to just switch off and unwind. Painting and creative activities are known for their therapeutic qualities, helping boost your mood and switch your brain off from the stresses of the day. Find a quiet spot, maybe turn on some of your favourite music, and spend some time doodling, painting or collaging till you feel you’ve reached your inner zen.
It will open your eyes to the world
Creative activities can help you see the world through a new set of eyes. Those who create art tend to notice things like beautiful patterns and colours in everyday life, feeling inspired by different elements like nature.
You can decorate your home
Love the look of framed paintings and prints in the home, but don’t have enough cash to decorate your walls just the way you want them? Once you know how to create your own artwork, you have the freedom to decorate your space with some beautiful pieces of art that are completely personal to you. If you’re aiming for a particular style, just look at pieces of art you already know and love for some inspiration in terms of colours and brush strokes. You don’t even have to create a masterpiece to make good wall art, as more abstract pieces look great especially paired with more minimal decor.
You can create thoughtful gifts
Getting in touch with your arty side can be beneficial when it comes to friends and families birthdays or special occasions. Whenever you’re strapped for cash and want to get something special, or you’d simply rather offer a gift that’s more personal, you can try your hand at making some bespoke artwork for a fun and original gift.
You could make a profit
For those who love the chance to monetize their hobbies, creating art could even end up making you a profit. If you feel your work is good enough, don’t hesitate to make your own website, Etsy account, or even just a social media account to advertise your work and hopefully make some sales. If you find that you have skills in illustration, consider offering personalised drawings of people and their loved ones, or find your niche in whatever style of art it is you prefer. People are always keen to find new talented artists, and if you never try, you’ll never know the potential you could hold!
Whatever the reason behind your newfound artistic hobby, be sure to invest in some high-quality professional paint brush sets and art equipment for a piece of work you can be proud of.
Contributed by Rob, UK. His interests include arts and crafts, architecture, literature and everything minimal.