“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde
The renowned virtuoso, Pablo Picasso believed that the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The technique of art has always been used to pour out one’s feelings. An expression can be in the form of dancing, painting, or even simply scribbling on a piece of paper. Immersing ourselves into art is oft-times contemplated as the best way of rejuvenating ourselves.
A psychologist and art therapist, Victoria Nazarevich has put forth some peculiar and offbeat ways to help people channel their thoughts and emotions via simple doodle hacks.
HACK: Trace a maze.
- Feel the need to understand your wishes?
HACK: Design a picture collage.
- Feel the need to understand your feelings?
HACK: Depict those emotions.
- Feel infuriated?
HACK: Tear a piece of paper.
HOW: It acts as a symbolic release.
- Feel depressed?
HACK: Paint a rainbow.
- Feel glued onto something?
HACK: Sketch spirals.
HOW: The flow acts as an inspiration, which helps you to keep moving on.
- Feel the need to organise your thoughts?
HACK: Plot cells or squares.
- Feel angry?
HACK: Draw lines.
HOW: It will relax your mind.
- Feel vexed?
HACK: Practice the art of origami.
HOW: Paper folding helps in solving problems.
- Feel the need to make the right choice?
HACK: Depict waves and circles.
- Feel desperation or hopeless?
HACK: Delineate roads.
HOW: Roads act as symbolism for exits.
- Feel bewildered?
HACK: Outline an Indian mandala.
- Feel bored?
HACK: Stain different colours on a sheet of paper.
- Feel the need to focus on an objective?
HACK: Plot grids and a target.
HACK: Sketch landscapes.
I’m sure these hacks will help sooth your mind!
Remember, “Art speaks where words are unable to explain.”