It’s been over 6 months since we’ve been quarantined or locked down on some level. At first, it was fun to be able to work at home, spend more time with your family, make TikTok videos, and rekindle old hobbies. But eventually it all started to take a toll on your mental well-being. I feel you.
Did you know that looking at art and having art around you can help anxiety and depression? Art is so powerful, it calms the human mind.
Hanging a painting or print on your wall is the obvious way to bring more art into your life, but have you tried wearing it? Wearing art is something that not only affects you, but also those around you. It brightens our mood. For a minute or two, we analyze and possibly even appreciate the art that we’re seeing. So why not spread the positivity and good vibes to others?
Here are a bunch of beautiful ways to welcome more art into your life.
If fashion is an art, then how about incorporating art into your everyday outfits? Wearing art itself is just another form of non-verbal expression. The wearer radiates the personality of the art, bringing delight to not only yourself but those around you as well.
Seeing little tidbits of art throughout your day (like in planners and calendars) improves your thinking and empathy. Seeing art triggers the brain, making you feel pleasant emotions or a sense of reward and experience.
Tapestries have a VIBE, amiright? So cozy, so chill, so big. A statement piece that showcases the character of your space. It sets the mood for conversation and brings that Big Art Energy to your home.
Of course, nothing compares to an original painting on canvas. The texture, the brush strokes, the reflection of the light off of every detail, the slight smell of paint. Viewing art in person has been proven to lower your stress levels. Living with art that you love – looking at something that brings you joy and calm all day – can only benefit your mental and physical health, and creates an atmosphere of peace in your home.
These are just a few examples of how you can incorporate art into your life. Art is relaxing and inspiring for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you like making it, or just observing and analyzing it. Research shows that art can be a form of therapy to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and much more.
Wholly invite art into your life and watch the magic unfold. Notice the improvements in your thoughts and your day to day well being.
All art shown above is exclusively printed with the original artworks of Emily Magone.
View more of her works HERE.
Emily Magone is a self-taught artist, entrepreneur and Salesforce enthusiast from NW Montana. Her favorite pastime is watching women rise into themselves and maximize their potential – whatever that might look like.