Fancy some art therapy? You’ll be amazed how much it can relieve your stress.

As kids, we all enjoyed art. It not only made us happy but presented to us the pride of creation. As grown ups, we tend to distance ourselves from creating as we think we are not any “good” at creating art, or simply because it’s not worth our time. There are many reasons that art is a great stress relief tool, even for those who don’t consider themselves to be artists. Here are 5 ways you can explore it and bring it into your life.

Adult Coloring Pages

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The popularity of these books are on the rise. It is widely considered relaxing as it involves endless hours of interesting patterns and colors, and even suits those who don`t feel artistic.

Spirograph

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I always loved the Spirograph kits and to me is so pleasing to see intricate patterns with minimal effort involved.

Stone Art

stone art

As spring is almost here, here`s something we could do to hit two targets at one. Art for the garden! Pick a smooth river stone, trace a simple character/flower on it and paint it. Even simple designs look extremely stunning. A stress reliever which remains a visual treat if you use it to decorate your garden.

Pot Painting

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Instead of buying an expensive pot, try your hands at personalizing your garden space. Pick a plain flowering pot and trace some scenes/images or designs on it. Add colors and enjoy planting life in the pot you have created!

Mandala Art

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A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle.” Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms. They can also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating it. You can do Mandala Art on paper, stones, or pots. It’s pure art therapy!

Let happiness spring in you and and make your life colorful!

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