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Being an artsy girl.


I was asked on instagram to talk about how I decided to study design and my whole history with the arts. So here is the story how I became an artsy girl. (foto by lovefromberlin)




Okay let's go back to little baby Hannah. 
I have always been into drawing, crafting and creating. To be honest that is one of the only things I can remember doing in kindergarden. My mum told me she secretly had to throw away 80% of my artwork i did during that time, cause every day she picked me up, I proudly had a stack of art waiting for her and she just didn't know what to do with it all. 

I also went to a summer camp as a kid, where you could either be active and sporty and play games or you could be creative and do pottery, draw, frisk and film little movie clips. And I don't think i need to tell you which option i chose. 
My passion for being creative constantly increased through my time at school, but back then I went to a school focused mostly on science (don't ask me why), so there i wasn't especially encouraged to follow my inner artsy voice. My parents always told me to follow my dreams and that they had my back, whatever i was doing as long as it made me happy.

Now I realize that art and design has actually helped me through some dark days in my life.
When i did some research a while ago, I found out that art is evidently proven to help with depression and it was so fascinating to me to read about different cases, where patients with physical or mental illnesses got healed, because of art-therapy.

"Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favors no race, and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible."
Richard Kamler

But even back then, when i didn't know this or didn't even think about it, being creative showed me that life can be more, or in someway, better. True healing is not waiting for time to heal. It is creating the opportunities where healing takes place, and the process of mending can make us stronger. Through Art we gain a sense of life’s meaning. When we create art, we make something that did not exist before and can preserve it to enjoy. Our interaction with art provides a break from the pace of routine, where we can notice the unique. 

It took a shit long time for me to figure out who I was and where i wanted to go in this life (I think i still haven't completely found myself...but hey life is a journey). 

Through - as corny as that may sound - listening to my heart and digging deeply in my soul what it really was that made me happy, i found out that it wasn't science, economics, medicine or law - it was being creative. 

And that is all i know so far. I am not sure where my journey of studying graphic design will take me, but all i know is I want to keep being creative in this life. Maybe owning my own business one day, maybe working as an art therapist, maybe just sitting at home knitting scarves for my future kids. I don't have a clue yet. I am just going to see, where the wonderful magic of art will be taking me.

And I am telling you to never compare yourself with others.
That is in my opinion the most beautiful aspect of art and design: There are no rules, no right and no wrong. There is no bad art. Of course it's totally personal taste, weather you think a piece of art is beautiful or interesting, but you shouldn't create it to please others, you should first of all create to express yourself.

So don't be shy and become an artist today! It only has positive benefits and i would love to see an artwork of yours.

Namaste,
Hannah




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  1. Wirklich ein toller Post! Ich finde auch, dass Kunst einem definitiv über schwere Zeiten hinweg helfen kann, weil man sich dadurch auch enfach ganz anders ausdrücken kann :)


    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Genau!! <3 Vielen lieben Dank für deinen süßen Kommentar.
      Namaste,
      Hannah

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  2. So ein schöner und inspirierender Post!

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  3. Ein sehr schöner und inpirierender Post! Mir wird auch immer mehr bewusst wie wihtig es ist, das zu tun was man liebt, und was einen selbst glücklich macht! Ich bin nun schon lange am Überlegen was ich studieren möchte, bzw welche Karriere ich einschlagen werde, und deine Posts zu sehen und zu lesen macht mir immer mehr "Mut" auch meine Kreativität mehr auszuleben. Danke für deine Inspiration und dass du deine Kunst mit uns teilst <3

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