Erica Desai – Relieving Stress with Art

Erica Desai works in the health care field in Richmond, Virginia. Her career involves heart care at one of the nation’s leading hospitals. Her day to day life is filled with stress. After a long day at the hospital, she likes to come home to work on her art. Painting and drawing are great ways to unwind and relieve the tensions of the day.

Erica Desai
Erica Desai

Art is an expression of emotion. When you sit down to sketch something new, you are focusing on technique and using your feelings to dictate an image. This focus will drain away the stresses from work, school, and life in general. Sketching takes time, and practice, but once you have created something beautiful, you will have an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Painting is a fantastic way to relieve tension and stress. You can either paint methodically and carefully, or you can let your emotions run wild and create something active and abstract. If you have a defined image that you want to create, you can sit down with a sketch and painstakingly fill it in. You will have to focus on the shading and the color choices as well as the perspective of the painting. The focus and care you use will make you forget about anything that was troubling you.

If you are raging with emotion, grab a brush and a palette and just start slapping paint onto a canvas. You will create something wild and enticing, while working out any stress or anger that built up throughout the day.

Art has always been a way to express feelings. Some people enjoy looking at calming paintings in order to unwind. Other people enjoy creating as an emotional outlet. Erica Desai loves to paint and draw, it is a great way for her to relax.