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Are the arts, or the making of art, a pathway to getting you through tough times?

70,934 deviants said Yes
10,979 deviants said No
2,945 deviants said Other (please comment)

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ColorfulGuitar 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally!! It helps me get the depression out of me and on the paper, and I make better art when I'm sad.
SoraSilverbeat 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on what im feeling and to what extent. Drawing usually only helps me if im feeling creative as well. The majority of the time though music, and dance are my greatest artistic releases... My art skills are not very good so if i'm feeling sad or something but not creative i always see what I've made as bad, which doesn't help me in the end. I keep practicing but only when i'm in a good mood cause then i can control my thoughts.
menorris 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Although art is something I do to relax sometimes, I look to God for support through tough times. He lifts me up, reminds me that He's there for me and will provide, and that I need not fear.
I can only remember one time I was really angry, yet unable to do something so I wrote it into a poem. Usually I write about other people, lives I can't remember living, lives I haven't lived at all, things that haven't existed and things that can't. Basically, in my work I merely express my imagination, not my reality yet not to escape it, but to enhance it. I guess my answer is my art can help me but I never need it to, and it's not my first choice for dealing with issues.
Ferncloud22 Apr 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Art can let me escape the real world. I'm not fast, strong, or even that likeable, in a drawing I can create characters or situations that will make me feel I'm there, in that world I'm the mightiest hero, the sneakiest thief, or the bravest warrior. In my world of art everything is magical and mysterious unlike my dull life. Art not only helps me work through feelings, but it takes me away to where I'm not the awkward, cynical kid that most ignore, I'm the strongest mightiest hero out of all the lands, and that's good enough for me. 
Diana8651 Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing both can and cannot help me. When I'm going through tough times, drawing helps me vocalize how I feel. But It doesn't nessisarily help. It numbs the pain, but it doesn't get rid of it.
jon11888 Apr 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't know, When I have too much stress going on in my life I can't seem to find time for art, or properly focus on it once I do have time. I'm less artistic when i'm not doing well, but being able to create artwork again gives me motivation to try and improve my life.
SabotenAdopts Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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majesticgirlvillager Apr 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
i do it to make people laugh
QuirkyTheQuirk Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Art isn't just something that you do. If you don't feel it, if there isn't emotion behind it, a sort of fire, passion, then there is no reason to make art. You need to have a spark to start a fire. You can't just put logs together and expect it to catch fire. So yeah. I think that it is a pathway to get me through rough times. I've made lots of songs.
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