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

79,332 deviants said Yes
12,027 deviants said No
3,216 deviants said Other (please comment)

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BDJean Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Not for me,  maybe one day. But I know people who do it for getting through tough times, like people who got out of prison. They also say it makes them a petter person.
Theseus232 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Well i guess it somewhat helps mainly because when I look at the work of others it puts my in the state of awe and enlightment
to see the creativity of every artist here and as for my drawings I just enjoy how my characters look so much better when they're on
paper rather than being in my head all day.  But the joy of drawing is what I love the most.
GwenDS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student
Actually yes. 
My grand father died some weeks ago. 
I was there when he died and art was a way to celebret his life.
It helped me quite a lot. 
Valk1r3 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I am currently going through depression and bipolar disorder and so
I find that creating what my mind conceives gives me a sort of passage
or trap which takes my problems and horrors and moves them out of
my mind.
Fire-star-14 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member
Sometimes depending on what it is but most of the time I just like to look at and favor or read the art;p
Swagmobile Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
meh. some times
mrodgers1995 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
It really depends for me. Sometimes writing about hardships helps, but i hardly ever share that stuff, it's just cathartic to write it down. Other times if i really just prefer to curl up in a corner and pretend nothing's wrong. A lot of the time, though, i escape into whatever i'm reading. That's what works most consistently for me.
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it depends. I used to use drawing as a way to pay attention in school, since I have a really hard time focusing due to ADD ADHD. It helped a lot because I found I learned things better since I'm a kinesthetic learner. Emotion plays a little but not always. Sometimes I drew things just to study or practice to get better.
StarCrystal272 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It could potentially go either way... For some people it's great to let their feelings flow, but for others it just embraces the [problem] even further. Most of the time it's a mix of both. But the hard times will come and go and I don't think art could bring them on or stop it [unless you're a painter for a living and by painting and selling you make money and a living]
Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it depends on a certain timing if I'm depressed, upset, angry, or any other feelings than happiness, inspirational thinking, or creative thinking... For that, Art is something we all enjoy to express our ideas thoroughly, but sometimes at the tough times, we don't draw if we feel like no idea or creativity is expressed at the time. I'm like this, due to sometimes tough times can really smash me, making me not able to think up any ideas at all. Other tough times might make me want to draw randomized drawings due to the inspiration coming through my mind. It really depends on the person however, for a fact that if someone has a certain mood, say anger, depressive, sad, upset, or gloomy (Those last three are different expressions in the same logical feeling, "Sad"), they might draw ouf their minds without thinking constructively about how it should be designed, but at other times, people don't. I'm like that as well; if I'm in a mood such as anger, or gloominess, I would do something else than drawings, however, it's a 50% chance I might draw or 50% chance I might play a Retro Game, listen to music, write my creative writing, or something else...

As always, everyone has different thinking. Some people say yes, no, both, or have to describe in their own words about it to make people understand more fully about that person's mind/logic about something. :)
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