An article I read recently on art therapy and creativity stresses that “making art” is important to remain healthy, to staying connected to yourself and to the world. This includes any sort of visual creative expression, anything that engages your mind. Making art involves your creative mind, connecting unrelated things and imagining new ways to make a visual expression. This includes drawing, painting, metalwork, sculpting – you name it. Making art is a pleasurable experience
Making art can lower your stress level. When you are involved in making art, you lose yourself in time and space – you become in the moment.
I’m trying to get into a flow of new jewelry pieces – to be more in the moment. I need to reduce distractions and interruptions that mess with my day. Here are some new pieces in progress – various designs in silver and some mokume gane pieces to finish.