In a study, cognitive neuroscientists found that creating art reduces cortisol levels (markers for stress) and that through art, people can induce positive mental states. Art therapy is a great way to express your emotions without words, process complex feelings, and you may even find relief from mental health struggles.
Whether you choose to create art yourself or simply observe others create, these processes can be relaxing and inspiring activities. Videos of people engaging in DIY art & crafts at home, from all over the world, are trending on every social media platform.
Art gives you a chance to slow down and explore any issues at hand. All you need is a willingness to experiment.
For the past few months, I've been experimenting creatively to design and create handicraft works. Personally, it helps me to be in the moment, stay focused and manage my mental health positively, while doing what I love most.
The designs in this series are my artistic expressions and interpretations towards mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences and even some phobias during the pandemic.
AntiBody is available in 3 abstract prints mixing digital illustrations of watercolour with black ink paintings.
MEntal: This print describes anything having to do with the mind, just as "physical" has to do with the body. Mental has to do with the intellect, the mind, or the brain. Always remember to be mindful of your's or another person's mental states.
INfect: This design is about the spreading of an illness to another person - it is like when you sneeze on your friend, you may inadvertently infect her with your germs. Another way to infect someone is to deeply affect them with an idea or emotion.
virUS: Whether in the human body or on a computer, a virus is disease-causing and infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts or cause great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.
Compact enough for your pouch or even a wristlet. There’s no excuse not to jot down important memos or sketch creative ideas onto these A6-sized field notes with trippy abstract prints on the cover.
Height: 148mm / 5.83"
Width: 100mm / 3.94"
Thickness: 5mm / 0.20"
80gsm white paper inserts
40 Plain pages
300gsm watercolour paper printed cover
Saddle hand-stitch binding
NOTE: As this is a Made-To-Order handmade product, your order will take 3 to 5 working days to be fulfilled including delivery.