Art As Hobby

Often, people will comment, “I want to do something creative, but I am not artistic.” The art of hobby is intended for all. The majority of people’s exposure is restricted to art classes they took in their time at school. They believe that art is only for those who are creative. However, this is not the truth.

There isn’t a way to be wrong with art, and if you’ve got the desire to think and experiment and have a little patience, art can be pursued at any age.

The main reasons why I recommend taking up painting as a hobby include:

  1. A Stress Buster Based on my personal experience, I’m able to suggest”art” is the best stress-buster. There’s a quote by Thomas Merton that “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” This is very real. If you take up painting or drawing as a hobby, we can let out our deepest thoughts. It’s like having a moment free from the demands of our day and deadlines. We can concentrate all our effort on creating something unique, which can help relax and calm us and be present in the moment.
  2. Concentration Art as a hobby can help us improve our concentration. When working on artwork, we can focus on the task at hand, which can help us improve the power of concentration.
  3. Patience: A project from a sketch or a large painting requires time and effort. We can enjoy the process and learn to be patient, waiting for the final result of the process. It’s perfect for getting an hour of solitude.

3. Hand-Eye Coordination: Art helps hand-eye coordination. It helps us think about things and then draws our thoughts on paper or a canvas.

4. Sense of Achievement Feeling of Achievement to exhibit your work for others to admire or keep it as a private collection. There is nothing that can rival the feeling of accomplishment we experience when we are done with an art project that has been completed. The appreciation from other people is only a bonus.

5. Problem Solving and Attention to Details: Art helps us achieve perfectionism. Every new task can be a problem, and it is necessary to determine what we will do to complete the job, what materials to choose, what methods to employ, how to fix the errors, etc. In this way, we develop how to solve problems and focus on the details, which can be very helpful in assisting us in our everyday life.