Some people do not have the desire to be a professional artist, however that does not mean art should not be practiced. The process of art making has shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Sometimes people have a hard time expressing how they feel through words. Art making has the ability to bring out the subconscious. Underlying issues can be brought to the surface. Analyzing these images can allow you to better understand yourself and work through your problems.
Creating art forces you to think outside of the box. Materials may work differently than you expected or what you originally pictured may not be working out right. You’re then presented with the issue of how to change the artwork to make it as you envisioned. Art gives a new perspective on approaching a problem. As you work you will start to discover creative solutions, ultimately resulting in better problem solving skills.