As an artist what i feels is that art something more than just material benefits ....
its more like a thinking process , or you can say its the channel with which i execute my thoughts and what i adopts from my surroundings ....i read art therapy as wel and belives its gives one a strenght and motivate alot ,,, its all depends how you carry your way of living with art....
for me art is more a healing processes not for individuals but for societies ...
Thanks for stopping by...I agree with you-art is good for everyone, regardless age and should be incorporated in communities. This month I visited quite a few art events locally and met interesting people. Some of them were willing to talk about Art and their personal views. I will host some on my blog at http://lianaskerkyra.blogspot.com
thanks for contributing. Out art journey is a non stop one, it's a way of life for most of us...some people just can't realize how important it is to create, the joy of creation...the satisfaction of the soul-for it is the soul we need to satisfy...I'd like to try spiritual art, to see how it feels. Do you listen to music when you create or do you prefer silence?
yes, it is great to be in contact-at least we can have virtual chats...well, I seem to be passionate about art because I always feel good when I paint-and to tell you the truth I had abandoned art for a couple of years because of my real job; I used to run a Language school, great responsibility. I am glad I don;t have it any more! Now I have time to do many things that I like.
Which is your real job?
I met an artist here who paints listening to Jazz-he is over 80 but very active. I normally listen to a local radio station-maybe you can try it via the site www.liferadio.gr
It's pop music non stop.
You obviously love writing-I once tried poetry but then I changed my mind-I prefer painting and writing fiction mostly as I can create my own realm. This is important in the materialistic world we live. (However, I write interviews and non fiction articles for a local paper-but I enjoy it too)We must have a way out...When I said a way of living I didn't mean only to live on art but use art every day in life-as an aid maybe? Art feeds the internal self-as writing and other arts do.
Another issue you mention:
Mmm, I prefer nature, not ruins-of course the past is full of secrets and can be exciting, and in Greece we have so many ancient monuments -we take them for granted! I love learning about new cultures, I think everyone should get to know other peoples' customs-it is very interesting.
Ah, I can see that..from your photos. They are beautiful...I love nature too and used to spend a lot of time in my little village on the mountain (well, it's a hill more or less)but currently we live in town-it's more practical and handy. Our town is small and quiet, nothing to do with big cities, and I walk along the bay every evening. You can see the bay here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BNKPU4
it's on the cover of the kindle book.
People here eat lots of fish and fresh veggies-there's an open market every day.
I've seen pictures of India in films-it's a different world, yet the people are the same everywhere.
have you traveled out of India?
"A work of art,is a corner of the creation seen through a temperament.” Emile Zola. Art is definitely healing, it allows an individual to express his own feelings. Art for me is a process of understanding what we experience and how we conceive the world.
Yes art is definitely healing! I am a mystic artist and am very particular about the colours I use,because colour has a therapeutic value they individually possess.When I paint,I begin to see creation taking shape;and that truly lightens the soul.I was happto hear that Aakriti art gallery had joined with a local gallery in Hyderabad for a joint effort.Wish you the very best,PRINCE