This is your brain on art

Making art helps you build your resiliency, improve your well-being, see through norms and boundaries, defeat obstacles and generate new ideas

Make more art

Making art is for everyone at any age. You don't have to be da Vinci to make art. You just gotta make it. It does good for you, makes your brain work better and everything.

In order to help you to make art I'm hosting a little art creation workshop on Patreon. Each month I share a prompt phrase for the members. The goal is for you and me both create an artwork based on the prompt. I will remind you of the prompt and give ideas on how to approach it throughout the month. You can also share your artwork with me and others, if you like!

An illustration of a light skinned person with a dark brown bob haircut, orange knit scarf and teal coat facing left of the image with eyes closed and head tilted slightly back and an orange maple leaf falling towards them on a yellow soft paperlike textured round background by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

What does art do to your brain?

Art can build your resiliency and improve well-being. It can help you see things in new ways, to gain a new perspective. You can learn to defeat obstacles in creative ways.

Creating art reduces your stress hormones, making you feel more relaxed, less anxious and generally less stressed. It activates the reward center of your brain, increases your focus and helps you to navigate and solve problems of the now and the future. Art boosts your confidence and can even help your body to heal. It rewires your brain.

In order to reap the benefits of art habit you don't have to be a highly skilled artist or understand art deeply. It's just a matter of getting started.

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An illustration of pink ballet shoes, a pencil, a retro teal and black camera, an orange and black microphone and a paint palette with green, pink, teal, yellow and light pink paint and a pink paintbrush on it over a soft fabric like textured green round background by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

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Access my art workshop, get illustration downloads and educational articles for growing your art skills, plus other fun rewards by joining my community on Patreon. This content in only available for the Patreon members and some of the content is exclusive to select tiers. You can join also for free to get notified of the public posts.

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