Via the Entity site, I found this article on Why Every Working Woman Should Make Art – According to Art Therapists written by Casey Cromwell. I do believe that every woman could benefit from art making whether they work traditional or non-traditional jobs. Here are just a few of the interesting points:
Stress Free Zone: According to Justin Davis, “When we make art and express whatever it is that’s inside us, it is cathartic. The kinesthetic and oftentimes repetitive motions involved in painting, drawing, sculpting, even zentangling and doodling, can be a self soothing act that calms the mind.”
Express Yourself: Art can help you understand yourself better, according to Jenna Hartom. “Anyone who is open to the experience of creating can learn more about themselves through this process,” she says. “Our emotional selves are complicated, so accessing emotions through art making can shed light on areas that we may not be aware of.”
Problem Solve with Paint: Taking time off from thinking about problems at work to enjoy creating an art project may actually help you solve those very issues that concern you.
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