Why Should I Make Art Anyway? Why Bother?….

Dearest Creative, 

Do you ever have days where you feel like, “what’s the point?” Ugh. We’ve all been there. Our society, family, and our inner critic can be so rough! There’s a lot of misunderstanding and maybe even fear or jealousy directed at artists.

That’s when it’s so important to remember how special art is for our world. So here are some crucial reasons to keep making your art!..

(detail) Spectacles / 20×24″ / Star Dust Collection

Art Keeps You Young

Every child is an artist. Letting ourselves play and connect to the creator within brings us right back to innocence, joy, and wonder. That’s the juicy stuff of life!

Art Banishes Depression and Apathy

Creating something new and unique is so rewarding. It activates your body and soul to express that which needs expressing. Often, the release can even heal pain, anxiety, and stress.

Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. -Joseph Campbell

Art is Flow and Flow is Happiness

Losing yourself in a task, and looking up hours later, wondering where the time went, is called flow. Top creative people are all deeply familiar with flow. Studies show that getting into flow as much as possible makes for happier lives.

Art Awakens Your Divinity

Sufi master Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan said: “Of all your qualities, that which is most God-like is creativity.” Whether you believe in God, Goddess, Love, Nature, and or the Universe doesn’t matter; but creativity is the most sacred act a human can preform!

Someone Out There Needs To See Your Art

Art is a conversation, in the universal language. It’s expressing a truth that only you know, in a way that only you can. That’s why doing the work to uncover your unique voice is so crucial. Someone out there needs to learn from your unique creative expression!

I hope these musings help get your butt back in the studio where it belongs!

Stepping up to the task of beautifying our world is your job as an artist.

It’s your time, can you feel it?
xo, Meghan Oona

P.S. What pushes you to make art, despite any resistance you may face? Reply below to send me your insights!

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