Have you ever wondered why artists create? Why they spend hours upon hours painting, sculpting, sketching or just staring off into space thinking? Why they seem to exist in their own worlds, a world that is ever-changing because of the creative flow of their minds?
Some artists create to make money, but many artists create to express their beliefs, values, and memories. Still others do what they do to escape from the real world and to help them get through difficult situations. Yes, creating can help you manage your mental health. Scientists have indicated that the process of creating boosts energy and increases the flow of blood to the brain.
Art inspires people, allowing them to connect to history.
Most importantly, I believe, the compulsion to create helps artists say what they cannot say with words.
by Margaret Warfield – Artist
1105 Washington St.
Covington, GA 30014