Find Your Inner Voice

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Find your Inner Voice 
Art has an amazing ability to heal, give people hope or simply give a voice to the voiceless. Whether an idea is expressed in a song, a painting or a dance, simply having the ability to express yourself can help you heal or at least begin to deal with the issues that you are facing in your own life. 

It Doesn't Have to Be Shakespeare 

You don't have to be a great artist or playwright to have a profound impact on the world around you. Simply putting a few brushstrokes on a piece of paper or molding a piece of clay can be all that you need to start finding your voice or telling your story. Over time, you may begin to develop your craft to the point where you do have something that would give Shakespeare a run for his money or have your name compared to other great artists in your generation. 

Express Yourself in Your Own Way

The best thing about art is that you can express yourself in your own way. Some of the best received art has been nothing more than splotches of red paint on a piece of paper or random colors that were thrown on a wall and then smeared around by the artist. Whether others get it or don't get it, you have created a work that says something about the world as you perceive it. That is something that no one can take away from you or criticize because no one can tell your story or make your point like you can. 

Art Can Be Cathartic 

Throwing paint at the wall, coming up with a great line in a play or singing your lungs out can help you get out your frustrations at once. It gives you a chance to tell off your boss or yell at your parents without having to do it to their face. Once you have blown off steam, you will feel better about yourself and leave some of your stress behind. Those who are looking for a place to hone their craft or are looking for experts to come teach them or others in their community can go online to find artists who are willing to do a talk or hold a class. You can find the contact section of a particular website to get in touch with an artist. Once you click here, you can start a dialogue that could lead to personal training or advice that can help you grow as an artist.

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