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

80,229 deviants said Yes
12,119 deviants said No
3,246 deviants said Other (please comment)

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CreatorofExistance Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
I voted other, because it only is that sometimes...
kuundere Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I voted no, because I don't think drawing will solve your problems or help them. Coming from my point of view, the problem won't go away just because you drew a daisy or something like that. The only way to get rid of a problem is to attack it head on, not procrastinate by drawing. I mean seriously, just think of all the time you wasted drawing instead of trying to deal with your problem. It seems crazy to me! But this is just my opinion.
Storm-Ryder99 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I put other because it kind of depends on what hard time you're going through and how it affects you. For example, like with depression, it causes some people to lose interest in the things they once loved to do. So if art is your passion, and you lose interest in it because of something like depression, its neither helping nor making things worse. It's just sort of forgotten and pushed aside until the bad times finally end or don't.
AuroraStardust13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I voted yes because I am going through the worst time of my life and art class is the only reason that I haven't broke down sobbing in the hallways.
A-Long-Story Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I voted other. Sometimes producing a piece of work helps to explore a topic and/or express emotions or themes running through one's life that are difficult to otherwise articulate. On the other hand art is for many a vocation. I take great joy in practicing art to improve my technique, to tell a story, or explore and interact with this deeply diverse subject.
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
Sometimes depending on what it is but most of the time I just like to look at and favor or read the art;p
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