It’s rather evident that not everybody is an artist. According to a study done by Princeton University, only 1.8 percent of the United States labor force affiliates themselves as being artists. Many of those people aren’t even working jobs where their main source of income comes from the art that they love doing.
Despite the fact that there are relatively few artists out and about in the world, it has been scientifically proven that the arts dramatically improve the lives of those involved. Musicians are usually very mathematically minded, dancers have a wicked ability to think about a million things at once, and anybody with any creative ability at all generally has a better aptitude to sympathize with the world around them.
If you’re not an artist, but you’re wondering how you can incorporate creative things into your life to improve yourself, here are ways you can do that:
Go See It
Art is beautiful in the way that it’s meant to be a shared experience. Though many artists tend to hoard themselves away in a corner to paint or to write a melody and they never share it with the world, once they’re gone and their homes get purged, the reflection of their lives in their art gets discovered and the world and the world is better for it.
The amazing thing about living in the modern world is the fact that you don’t even have to go out in public to view art. Park West Gallery gives people the ability to view amazing and dynamically different art through a computer screen. Think about every movie or television show you’ve watched from your bedroom. That’s creative art. You’re already off to a good start. All you have to do is watch and observe.
Partake in the Fun
Seeing is great, but doing is a lot more fun, and it’s just as beneficial to an individual. While seeing art helps you be entertained and it enhances your ability to understand other people’s lives, actually doing the art helps you on even more levels.
For starters, you’re able to get things out of your system in a healthy way. No matter your mode of creative expression, art allows you to display your very soul and the struggles and triumphs you feel. Doing art also improves your problem solving skills, your math skills, your sense of freedom, and basically everything else under the sun. When you partake in art, you transform from the inside out.
While art isn’t limited to these benefits when you have it in your life, when you see it and when you do it, you’ll find that you’re happier, more at peace, and you’ll find that you’re having fun. Remember to just let yourself loose and have fun. Just because you’re not an amazing dancer doesn’t mean that you can’t dance. The same goes for everything else. Be you. Be creative. And watch your life improve because of it.