10 reasons to have painting as a hobby
Staying at home has kept us healthy and safe from the grip of pandemic but we all struggle to find an outlet for all our pent-up energy. So it’s a good time to get ourselves reacquainted with our hobbies. Hobby simply means the doing of something just because you enjoy it. Hobbies are a great way of shaping our lifestyle. And, Painting is surely one of the best and joyous of all.
Here are the top 10 reasons to colour the canvas of your life.
1. Provides relaxation.
Sometimes our minds can be plagued with boredom, laziness, frustration and many other emotions and we desperately need to do something. Go splash the colours around, blend them on a whim, and make random strokes or doodle in the margins of your notebook. You don’t need to be utterly good or great at your hobby. Just enjoy the moment and relax.
2. Good way of sinking free time.
Instead of sinking our free time in screens, like watching Netflix or scrolling on Instagram etc, painting is beneficial as it makes us more creative, happy, calm and empathetic. It clears our mind of all the rubbish that attack our senses.
3. Provides a platform to express oneself.
We get bored listening to some lectures. Sometimes we find it difficult to put our feelings, emotions into words. At such times, painting or just even doodling can be an effective way to reflect your moods and emotions through it. It is a way of non-verbal communication.
4. Promotes health.
According to some researches, expressing ourselves through painting can help to ease a wide range of illness and afflictions, from anxiety and depression to dementia and cancer.
5. Improves basic skills.
Having a hobby doesn’t mean you have to be great at something. Normal painting helps us improve observation, motor and problem-solving skills as well as memory retention and hand-eye coordination. You also benefit in level of perseverance, self-confidence and hard work.
6 . Helps gaining awareness and appreciation.
A person who has never painted anything before will not be able to look at a painting and see what’s in it. So even if you are not good at it, painting something gives you the understanding and appreciation for what it really does take to be good.
7. Gives positive POV toward life.
When we paint, we learn to see the beauty in the smallest of things. We learn to appreciate the things around us. We automatically try to learn the textures, shadows, tints, colors and shades. The visual world around turns into a canvas waiting to be painted.
8. Also can be an earning source.
Painting can become a profession too. There are many streams like street painting, interior wall paintings, miniature paintings, doodle painting. They can fill up your pockets with just a pen, pencil or paintbrush. Even teaching drawing and painting can be pursued as a profession.
9. Motivates and inspires.
Following the pioneers in painting like Claude Monet, Da Vinci, MF Hussain, Picasso can be hella inspirational in leading the way of life. Their stories, efforts and fame motivates how we nurture painting as a hobby .
10. Drives influence on Social media.
Posting now and then about your paintings or making your own art page helps to gain followers and an identity on social media as well. Appreciation from the people around inspires our overall performance in living our hobbies.
That’s it folks!