It came as a surprise to me that doing Art might have healing powers.
When I shared this insight with Leslie I got the “you pitiful creature” look. And what else should I have expected from a full time artist?
Nevertheless, I feel compelled to spread it around. Most of the people who read this blog are probably in the same pitiful category and can use the help.
There are numerous studies that link emotions to health. The next critical step is to investigate whether Art can be demonstrated to influence the healing process. One group, The Foundation for Art & Healing, is attempting to bring together resources from the Medical and Artistic communities to do just that.
In the past I would have been skeptical. But as a recovering left-brain thinker, I’m more open to possibility. After all, we now know
I still see one small problem though.
What do you do about people who have no artistic ability whatsoever. Or are put off by the whole process?
I have a solution.
We Can Blog Our Way To Health!
You heard it here first.
The image above seems a perfect way to illustrate the possibility of Art healing the Heart. It was created by Kofi Ansah. originally from Ghana, but who has spent most of his life in Europe and is now a full-time University student studying 3D Animation in Chislehurst, Kent, UK. Kofi graciously allowed me to post his work; here’s your link to his website.