The Power of Art

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton.

When we talk about art we can think about something tangible but at the same intangible. Tangible could be translated as a physical piece; and intangible is everything that we don’t see but somehow is transmitted through the piece, in which all the emotions, effort and time were invested into the new creation.

I´m sure that many of us may feel some fear of creating art. Some may think that they are not good at it or they use the excuse that they are not a creative person. However, you don’t need to be a professional artist to transmit your emotions and thoughts onto a blank canvas. As Pablo Picasso said: ¨Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up¨. This reminds me of the processes of painting, which consists in painting from inside to outside. And that´s what art is for us! It´s a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery facilitated in a safe, non- judgmental environment. The simple act of painting and mixing colors is considered a therapeutic process in which you can find yourself or lose yourself. Don’t be afraid of your personal skills and try an alternative art world.

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