|The view of a wall mural & bronze statue from my 4th floor walkway|
Today is my official challenge day and I've already completed it and loved every moment of my challenge which was to:
"Admire a piece of art."
How to do itAs you pass that sculpture in the center of town or walk by the painting in the coffee shop for the umpteenth time, stop for a moment and take a good look at it. Admire the piece of art and think about what the artist was trying to convey. What emotions or memories does the work of art evoke in you? Keep your eyes open for more sculptures, paintings, and other pieces of art you can pause to appreciate today.
Why it matters
As we hurry our way through life, it's important to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. The ability to appreciate and be moved by art is a uniquely human trait, and something we often take for granted. Thinking about art exercises the right side of the brain, which helps us understand large concepts and process multiple ideas at once. Viewing art also has been shown to have a positive effect on emotions and reduce anxiety.
|Robert Ferrandini's artwork on display|
Aren't we all unfinished pieces of artwork? Don't we all have "untold stories of epic dimensions" within us, waiting for us to see, for others to enjoy?
Here's to our health,
Jan / HealthyLoserGal