The therapeutic discovery of painting enables me to temporarily detach myself from the world and immerse myself into some form of meditation. It takes me to a higher place and reminds me of what I love and who I am. Once I have finished painting, I feel so positive and energetic, yet soothed.
Art therapy has been proven to significantly decrease anxiety by 71%, as it helps you express your feelings and focus on the moment; something that can be hard to do when you feel on edge, panicky or fearful.
I truly believe that art has helped with my anxiety, bringing a sense of calm when I paint and joy when I gift it to others.
Now, I cannot imagine a life without art.