Art Can’t Solve All the World’s Problems, But It Can Make Existence More Enjoyable

We all know that the world is a tough place. There are a lot of problems that seem impossible to solve. Art allows us to escape from reality for a little while and explore new worlds. It allows us to express ourselves in ways that we can’t in everyday life. And it brings people together to share common experiences and emotions. So don’t give up on the world just yet. Instead, pick up a paintbrush or start writing your next novel. The art you create may not solve all the world’s problems, but it can make life a little bit more enjoyable.

Model from Session at Amsterdam Figure Drawing Group

Do you ever feel like the world is just too much? Like there’s no escaping the constant problems and troubles that seem to plague humanity? If so, then you’re not alone. We all have those days (or weeks, or months) where it feels like everything is just too hard. But art can help us through those tough times.

Art can be a form of escape. It can take us to different worlds, or help us see the world in new and different ways. It can make us laugh, or cry, or think. And sometimes, it can even give us hope.

Just like taking up baseball, learning to drive, figuring out how to climb a mountain, or learning how to negotiate a tough sale. Art presents its own challenges, and problems that both allow and sometimes gently or not force confrontations with those questions. Some of these questions can lead to quite pleasurable journeys of mind and spirit when they are worked through and their challenges are humbly accepted.

Model from Session at Amsterdam Figure Drawing Group

It is art that can give us permission to be quiet, to sit with our own thoughts and to let them develop in ways that we may not have anticipated. It is art that can give us permission to daydream, and to use our imaginations. And it is art that can sometimes help to open our doors of receptivity and find the answers to problems that we didn’t even know we had.

Random Figure Drawing from Session with Redwood Model Collective

And isn’t that what we all want? To find at least a morsel of joy in our struggles to push us onward? To find a little bit of happiness and beauty in the midst of all the noise and chaos? I think so. Thanks for reading! 🙂