The mental health benefits of art are numerous, and have been supported by study after study. The creative process is a joyful one for most people, as the freedom that creativity allows promotes mindfulness and a sense of peace and satisfaction. While many artists and art lovers can attest to the feelings of joy they experience while engaging in their creative hobby, this happiness can be backed up by science. Not only does creating art relieve stress, focus your mind, and boost self-esteem, it can improve the physical chemistry of your brain!
Our artists are also able to improve their communication skills and express themselves in ways they might not otherwise be able to. Any kind of art, be it photography, crafting, painting, or simple doodling, stimulates different parts of the brain.