Art is Like a Pushup

“Breathing Ground II,” 36″ x 15″, mixed media on deep wood panel, ready to hang

Why creativity and art are even more important as we age

Reason #2 It Keeps My Mind Engaged

We all know the “use it or loose it” theory and I’ve written quite a bit about how art is good for cognitive function. My simple explanation of scientific theory is that it helps keep those connections viable. So whether we play an instrument, paint, or write, we are exercising our brain.

To me it’s like working a puzzle. Admittedly, I don’t always work that fast, but like a lost word, I know the idea will eventually gel. I will know what colors to use, what textures, what markings, and how to put these elements all together for a painting. (To Be Continued)


Author: patricia906

I am a mixed media artist using surface design and texture to explore the patterns and associations in our world.

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