I have always ben passionate about art for as long as I can remember. I have heard people talk about art (painting drawing writing etc.) as a emotional release.
I never felt like I could relate. I know I can't go long without doing something even if it is just sketching in my sketchbook. I never really knew it took a toll on me emotionally until recently.
I have two boys, 3 and 11 months, and my art production has slowed tremendously.
Well not that much but in the last month it has slowed and I noticed my mood and patience for tantrums and crying thinned. I thought I just needed to work out, go to the gym more. So I did, it helped but not really. Then this weekend I had to do an emergency redo on an illustration for a book that is to be published. It was like a 180 on how I feel! It was almost an adrenaline rush! It was a release! No more grouchy gus! So I forced myself to take an hour a day to do something, and a goal to finish at least one piece a week.
I have to say that everyone has something they use as a emotional release and now I know that art is mine. I have always known it is deeply rooted in my soul but now I understand how important it is to me!
Does anyone agree?