(by Tim Kelly)
Art is Good for you, this I know. You don’t have to consider yourself an artist to experience the benefits of creativity. Making art is an amazing form of expression & catharsis. You can make art for a living or just for yourself. You can make it out of anything and about anything. There truly are no rules to it.
People love to dance together at weddings or out with their friends, but don’t think they have to be Mikhail Baryshnikov or Misty Copeland. People sing karaoke or in the shower, but don’t have to be Luciano Pavarotti or Lady Gaga. Why do people think they have to be Salvador Dali or Frida to make art??
There is no official ID card declaring someone an artist and making it legal for them to create. I’m really not sure why people make a big deal about it. You don’t have to be a master artist to create your own personal masterpiece. You don’t even have to show your art to anyone.
Grab a pad or a blank canvas and create something. Don’t over think how you make it, but consider WHAT you will make it about. Draw, doodle, paint or collage. What you create in the end may not be what you original planned, but like in life, you creatively improvise. Don’t be surprised if you like it. You may learn something about yourself from your art. You may even have fun.
I hope your feeling creative today… Art is good for you!
Tim Kelly, artist