Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Have you been trying to find a way to reduce stress in your life? Have you been wanting to start a new hobby, but can't think of what to get involved with? Well maybe you should consider painting! There has been research showing that painting reduces stress!

Any form of artistic creation would be considered a wonderful way of reducing stress. When we create things by putting positive energies into our work, we are releasing stress and built up tension from our bodies. Painting is a wonderful way to express creativity. There are so many options when it comes to painting. It is up to the artist on what they will choose to paint. When was the last time you picked up a paint brush? Try it sometime, and see if you enjoy the effects of it.

In the book "The Seth Material" by Jane Roberts there is a mention of painting and its healing qualities. It goes on by saying "Dr. Pietra in his medical work is studying the use of painting in therapy. Not only working with patients and using art as therapy, but working with the idea that some paintings in themselves have healing effect. Certain paintings can capture and direct the healing abilities of the viewer."

So there you have it. Painting. Reduce stress in your life by picking up some form of artistic hobby. Doctors recommend painting for healing and stress reduction. Painting is a great way to express emotion and creativity. What would you choose to paint? What inspires you? The possibilities are endless!

1 comment:

  1. Heehee! This post made me giggle, because I totally agree with you from a hobbyist's perspective.

    Unfortunately as a professional artist painting can be stressful. That's because of redoes, monetary concerns, deadlines, demands of the client, being overworked, and then your beautiful hobby is the very thing you dread doing sometime. Art has always been a struggle for me, as soon as one masters a skill or technique, it's time to master another. So you are continuously struggling with whatever it is that you're learning at the time.

    When I paint for myself, that is when I feel what you speak of; and that's always worth it. :)

    I would love to see you post your drawings or paintings if you have some.