Category: Art and the Elderly

Enhancing Life As We Age Through the Arts

One of the greatest fears of growing old is the prospect of becoming depressed, dependent and bored in our elder years. So it is important to find something that to focus our creative energies on and something that keeps us engaged to stay social and sharp in retirement. Now it seems that art may be… Read More

Crafting Brings Big Benefits for Brains

According to some experts, crafting can help diminish the symptoms and improve the moods of people who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, along with easing stressing and increasing happiness. Recently, CNN told the story of a woman who lost her brother in a tragic accident and suffered post-traumatic stress as a result. Her… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Purple

Hey there folks, this is the 6th and final installment of the Color Series. Today, we are going to take a closer look at the color purple. “Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.” – Regina Brett Here’s the Scoop on Purple Purple is oftentimes associated with royalty and nobility. As… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Blue

Welcome back, everyone! This is the 5th installment in the Color Series. Today’s guest color is blue! “The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Green

Welcome back! In the fourth installment of the Color Series, we will take a closer look at the color green. “It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water.” – Barbara Kingsolver History of Green The color green is one that can be found everywhere, because it is produced… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Yellow

In this third installment of the Color Series, we discuss the associations with the color yellow, which may be a little more conflicting than you first thought. Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso What to Think of Yellow A color associated… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Orange

Welcome back to the Color Series, where the colors have complements and the meanings DO matter. This post will focus on the perky orange. A blend of red and yellow, get its symbolism from both colors. While it still has a sort of heat from the red, it’s also associated with happiness because of the… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Red

Welcome to the first of a series that will go in depth about the meanings and symbolism behind different colors we see and use every day! It’s important to understand color and the symbolism they carry- especially when it comes to artwork. The first contestant is red. “When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass… Read More

Art For All Ages

Creating works of art is more than just creativity. It is also expression of feelings and emotions; it is a release of your inner self. You never lose your point of view or expression. Even if it changes, you still have something to say about the world around you. No matter what your age, it… Read More

Benefits of Art for the Elderly

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to create art. For some, it’s a living. For others, it’s a hobby. However, the elderly now have reasons to get creative, too. Recreation. Whether it is making a gift for someone, or crafting for fun, making art work is a great way to spend time. It is… Read More