Art is therapeutic. It stimulates introspection, stirs our emotions, and connects us to one another. The origins of “Inspire Your Heart with Art Day” is unknown, but it is celebrated on the last day of January every year. Perhaps it is because, after enduring weeks of early sunsets and cooler temperatures, our minds and hearts could use some invigoration!
Whether it’s dancing or listening to music, painting or visiting a museum, watching a thoughtful film or seeing live theater, take the day to appreciate art with a keen awareness and appreciation. Anyone can make art. You don’t have to be an artist! There is no “good” or “bad” art when you are doing it for fun. Drawing, painting, sculpting, acting, singing, dancing, playing an instrument are all cathartic ways of giving your brain a rest from the thousands of stressful thoughts that constantly buzz in your brain. If you don’t feel comfortable creating art, challenge yourself to visit a museum or gift shop with homemade crafts. Consider the process and passion that went into crafting each piece.
- Did you know that there are approximately 55,000 museums in the world?! Use the Artcyclopedia to search for an Art Museum in your city and start crossing them off your list!
- If the blending of art and culture is of interest to you, check out Juxtapoz, a blog that features installations, paintings, photography, graffiti, street art, and more.
- Artists Network is a great resource designed specifically to inspire your creative side. Check out this article, “10 Art Projects to Fuel Your Creativity” to get started.
- Try creating art with your phone camera! Check out these apps that turn your photos into works of art! Be sure to use #InspireYourHeartWithArtDay when you post your creations on social media!
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