Recently, we got in touch with Michele Leifer of Funky Felt Flowers on the description of an artist and the how it makes one feel to create. We wanted to share her thoughts with you today.
“I believe that everyone is an Artist. Maybe not by popular definition, but all people have tapped or untapped creativity. For example: hobbies such as knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, and doodling require creativity. To me, people who engage in these activities are Artists. Whether they sell their work or not is inconsequential - they still create.
Some people are such good Artists that they don't even know it. Some people could probably even sell their work. It's all relative. And another thing; I believe that creating makes you feel good and gives you a sense of accomplishment. It even gives me endorphins, or a rush in layman's terms.
Art Therapy is a well-known form of therapy because it really does work - mostly for the reasons I just mentioned. That's why it's provided in psychiatric wards and nursing homes. Art can be cathartic as well. It can be a way of releasing all sorts of emotions. It also can relieve boredom and pass time.
Everyone should tap into their creativity. It should be mandatory! Go on and try something you always wanted to, but didn't think you could. Who knows, you might be the next Picasso or Michelangelo! You may even be sitting on a bundle of cash. People could very well want to purchase your work. So there. I encourage everyone to at least try. We've all got something special in us. I'm certain of it.”
Thank you Michele for your encouragement and the reminder for all of us to tap into our creativity!
What's comes to your mind when you think of an artist? How do you feel when you're releasing your creativity?