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  • Writer's pictureChristine Allan

Art For Life

Art is not about preconceived notions. It is about just being creative, whatever form that takes. I encourage people to be creative thinkers, not tell them how to be an artist. Art is everywhere and has been since humans picked up a piece of stone and turned it into something else. Being creative is what makes us human. It can enrich and prolong our life. It can help us fight anxiety and depression. It works much better than alcohol and drugs. It worked for me. As a child, I liked finger painting. As I got older I continued to draw. All I needed to be creative and take my mind away to another place was a pencil and a piece of paper. I drew everything from the family dog to the water fountain at my school. When there wasn't anything tangible to draw my attention, I drew from my imagination. In these uncertain times, art is a great way to stay in the moment. Focusing on what is right in front of us is an excellent way to be present and not worry about the future, because at THIS moment everything is OK.

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