Art is self-expression and it doesn't matter if you were/are technically trained or if you just love art. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Every artist was first an amateur." and this one by Henri Matisse, "Creativity takes courage." Both 100% true!
Art can relieve stress, not just in its creation, but also in the viewing. Art can illicit feelings and emotions, as well as relieve them.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time", Thomas Merton
This is why Art Therapy is so powerful. It gives us the opportunity to explore our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, through art rather than words.
"We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents." Bob Ross
(The name of the artist is included in the title of the piece. Please reach out if you have an interest in a piece)