20 Main Reasons Why You Should Choose an Artistic Career

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A lot of people usually do not understand artists; people even claim that most artists are weird. But does that mean that creative people are considered weird? I think yes and a no can answer this. It will depend on the person you ask, to be honest.

While being an artist doesn’t sound as cool as a Lawyer, Doctor or even an Engineer, here are some of the top 20 reasons why being an Artist; as a passion and an occupation is the BEST.

1. Art helps develop the whole brain Art requires focus and attention; it develops coordination and strategic thinking. It revolves around creating directly from the mind. Research shows it’s a good practice, especially for the kids.

2. Develop your own style Seriously, there is no better feeling than creating and finding your own style that you’re comfortable and happy with.

3. Freedom to do what you love Not everyone is granted to do what they love. So having the freedom to do art as a passion liberates you more than anything.

4. Inspire other people This is probably one of the most precious rewards you could ever have. Being able to inspire people and motivate them in life is definitely one of the best feelings in the world.

Painter5. Work on your creativity  Being an artist is an everyday work. You get to develop your skill every single day, for the rest of your life. The learning never ends.

6. Art teaches Problem Solving Creating art teaches that there are several ways to solve a problem. Art confronts our views and inspires us that there are no limits.

7. Art is everywhere You get inspiration with everything! Mainly because it is everywhere. It’s on the streets, clothes, buildings, nature, even on people. The whole world is your inspiration.

8. Receiving an award for your work – It does not matter if it’s a big or a small award. The important thing is you’re happy with every acknowledgement you receive and your contented when appreciated for your hard work.

9. Experiencing the reaction Being able to see people respond to your art is the best. It does not even matter if it’s a good reaction or a bad reaction. The main purpose of art is to make someone feel and witness someone respond to it, which means you’re doing something right.

10. Expressing yourself the way you want Not being told by the world how to do your work is awesome because conveying yourself to the world is one of the main keys as an Artist.

11. You are your own boss – You don’t have to follow someone else’s command because you work for yourself.

12. Being recognized by other artists Again, one of the best feelings in the world is to be recognized as an artist by other fellow artists.

13. Sharing your soul to other people When you let people see what you’ve created, you are showing them a piece of your soul. Essentially, that is one of the most intimate a person could ever share.

14. Infinite opportunity to learn The truth is every time you create something; you learn a little bit about life, your art and even about yourself.

15. Nobody telling you what to do Being an Artist means being yourself. It’s a crime to let other people tell you how to do your art.

16. Seeing you work in a person’s home The pride and joy you feel when someone likes seeing your art every day in their home are priceless.

17. Peace and Relaxation Being able to work on your art gives you peace and relaxation, not every occupation have this, so you enjoy being one of the lucky people to ever experience bliss creating your work.

chalk-drawing-929852_64018. You can play all day Creating art comes with a lot of playing. Deciding on what looks best requires numerous experiments and playing.

19. Creating something that will last This is probably what Michaelangelo, DaVinci and many more artists love the most. Creating something that will last for a long time, even after you’re gone.

20. Breaking the rules Art has limitless possibilities. It does not tell you to stay where you are; it commands you to go outside the box. It does not have rules, so making and creating something has endless possibilities.

Information About How Art Therapy Can Affect Our Emotions

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Many of you probably heard a thing or two about Art Therapy but what does it really mean? Does it help the world become a better place? Does it help someone improve their physical and mental health like any other therapy should?

When should someone commit to Art Therapy and who could use this? There are several questions yet to be resolved. But this article should help you understand Art Therapy a little deeper and how it helps a person’s well-being.

Art Therapy

art-therapy-227585_640First off, maybe we should start with the definition of Art Therapy. Art therapy occasionally called as ‘expressive arts therapy’ or ‘creative arts therapy’is a method of therapy that practices the creative procedure of creating art to enhance a person’s entire well-being. It encourages people to express and grasp to their emotions through the artistic approach and creative process.

The method of conveying one’s self can help a person to settle their concerns, their behaviors as well as to improve their consciousness and confidence.The truth is anyone can use this. One is not obligated to be a talented artist just to benefit from this.

Art therapy can improve various things for every person who committed themselves into this. It is for counselling, rehabilitation, treatment even psychotherapy. The help it gives is boundless.

Why use Art Therapy?

The answer is, why not? Just like any other therapy, art used as a treatment comes with numerous benefits. It is usually used to improve the emotional state and well-being of a person but sometimes it can also be used by patients to relieve stress and anxiety. It can also be used as a tool for self-discovery.

Who can use Art Therapy?

Anyone is allowed to use art therapy. One of the beneficial traits of this is to help anyone to express his or her feelings through any form of art. You might think that it will only limit you to painting or drawing, but Art Therapy can also be through music, performing art, photography and sculpting.

If it still cannot convince you that art therapy is one of the most beneficial treatments out there, and that it can be used by anyone, here are more reasons why and how it can help.

mindset-743161_6401. It stimulates the right side of the brain or as many of you know, the creative side of the brain.
2. It allows you to convey your feeling and emotions through your chosen art. This will also help you and the people around you understand what you feel inside.
3. Releasing your anger, fury and even sadness through art, can help you reduce your depression.
4. It can help you get closer and be understood by the people who mean the world to you.
5. You don’t have to talk; art therapy can give you a way to express yourself without having to talk.

The benefits and uses of Art therapy can drastically help and improve someone’s life. If you feel in some way detached from your feelings, or you find it too difficult to talk about painful experiences, Art Therapy can be a useful treatment for you. But even if you don’t need serious help, Art Therapy can still help you release stress.

Want To Be More Creative? Try LSD

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lsd drug and creativityAfter I had started smoking weed, I read some articles about artists experimenting with different drugs and seeing the effects it had on their work. Bryan Lewis Saunders, for example, was an artist who did a self-portrait of himself every day. When it started to get boring, he began taking different types of drugs and if you check out the images online and compare each image, some of them had amazing and insane effects.
It seems like drugs have a magical influence on artists of all kinds, painters, musicians, authors, composers, actors and more. Many talents have been amplified by the use of drugs throughout history. I started to think, well if the marijuana had that effect on me, what would happen if I tried other drugs?

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The Loneliness of Being an Artist

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drugs and lonelinessLoneliness is not a fault but a condition of existence” – Ivan Albright

It is common knowledge that most artists in some way are lonely (and that it can cause drug/alcohol addiction). For some, it is a choice, for others it is a battle. Growing up, I always had this creative side to me that I found hard to share with other people. It was difficult making friends and going out because all I wanted to do was sit and draw or paint or create. My parents tried to encourage me to put my pens down and go out and play some sports, and I was lucky enough to have some friends that have stuck by me. But when it comes down to it, I am alone, the only thing keeping me company is my art.

As an artist, happiness comes from creating, it’s my passion and there is nothing I can do to stop it. Though I don’t want to be lonely, I do choose to be alone. I can only get my imagination when I am in my private space, separate from other people and the outside world.

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Why Do Most Part-Time Jobs Drug Test Employees?

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part time jobs drug testingBecoming a full-time artist hasn’t been easy. I’ve had to endure many part-time jobs along the way. The purpose of this post is to discuss why the lowest paying jobs require drug testing for their employees. It’s odd that most salaried employees are not required to take a drug, yet part-time jobs must submit a urine sample (sometimes a hair or saliva sample).

Advice: Find out the drug testing laws in your State. Please reference Drug Rehab Alliance’s hair section if you need to pass an upcoming drug test (the link shows you how to pass a hair follicle drug test).

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The Routine Of An Artist

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drug and art routineI like to stick to a routine as it keeps me productive and makes me feel busy. As I spend a lot of time at home, a daily plan helps keep me motivated to actually do things. I have established a way to work faster and produce more work, though I don’t feel rushed. I developed the routine after I started smoking, and even though I started selling more work, I got lazy. The routine brought me back down to earth and made me concentrate on what I need to do, to help me reach my dreams. I also got more organized, putting a Read more

The First Day I Tried Weed and Painted

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marijuana and creativityI will always remember this day. I know it sounds cheesy, but it was like the beginning of a turning point in my life. I began to realize things that I had never thought about before, and think about things in a different way. My artwork began to change significantly too. It was as if smoking that little green bud transformed me into an even more creative person.

I had smoked weed here and there over the years, but it was normally after I had a few drinks down me, so I never felt the full effects of it. I had always just assumed that it made you paranoid, hungry and giggle like a little girl. A few of my friends had suggested it to me, but I Read more

Letting Go Of What Other People Think

Letting Go Of What Other People Think

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letting goAs an artist, you have to go through a lot of criticism, and I have gotten used to people judging me all the time. I have recently come to realize that I don’t need approval from everyone, and to let go of the fear and worries inside of me. It was hard though.

As I struggled through the years, listening to the negative thoughts of people around me only made thing worse. I was constantly being told “forget about art, you are never going to get anywhere, never going to make money. Just move on, grow up and get a real job”. It was difficult hearing this all the time, and not let it get to me.

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