Decided to be a happy, playful student and learn from other awesome art teachers in Jo’burg. Learning and having fun – Irma Stern Paint Night. Thank you Jaylin.
Love the earthy & grounding feeling conveyed from Irma Stern’s artworks. It’s fun for me to walk out of the comfort zone and paint the portrait with natural environment as background. Hehe~ Both are my favorate elements, especially the nature. Getting elder, I found myself drawn to the nature more and more.
Moreover, it’s scientifically proven that creating with our hands can ease anxiety and alleviate the stresses of day-to-day life. When we use our hands to make, serotonin and endorphins are released into our bloodstream, which work to reduce our cortisol (stress) levels. The neural networks in our brain are rewired, causing them to function differently from how they functioned before using our hands, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity.