Art is a universal language that touches the soul. It has the ability to help heal wounds, revive old memories, and connect people across place and time. And, with the chill keeping you indoors, it’s a great time to express your creativity. After all, today is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, a holiday for self renewal through artistic expression and appreciation. So, take a pause from the monotony of your daily routine, stop simply going through the motions, and rediscover your passions.
If you’re looking to get inspired, then here are some things you can do.
Visit a museum. Nothing really compares to getting up close and personal with a piece of art. If you’ve never really been into art and museums, go into it with a different attitude. When looking at a piece, think why does this piece appeal to me? What am I seeing? What is the artist trying to convey to me? One fun thing to do is to try to name a piece before looking at its title.
Listen to music. As one of the oldest forms of therapy, music is known to be a refuge during difficult times. If you feel like you’ve been in a rat race and are anxious about everything, try calming acoustic music without lyrics. If you feel like you’ve hit a slump and don’t have a lot of energy, try some upbeat music, such as techno and hip hop to get your blood moving.
Decorate your home. Take some of what you’ve seen in the world and put it in your home. Your home is your biggest blank canvas. Don’t let it be boring and uninspiring. Throw some paint on the walls. Get some statement-making furniture. Turn your backyard into Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Do whatever it is you have to do get and stay inspired. Because why be inspired for just one day when you can be inspired for a lifetime? And, if you need help bringing your vision to reality, let TalkLocal find you the right local contractor to turn your idea into a masterpiece.
After so many years of juggling responsibilities and trying to get ahead in the rat race, it’s easy to become jaded and lose that child-like wonder that used to color your world. So, have fun with your imagination today and rediscover the creativity and beauty that’s so important for living an inspired and fulfilling life.