Healing Through Art

During a time of great change and uncertainty, art has been a great conduit to bring calm and joy to so many. While many Americans spent the better part of the past 20 months at home, it gave way to a rise of art at home. People picked up paint brushes, chalk, and oil, and dabbled in the soothing practice of art for play. Young and old alike tapped into their creativity with photography, knitting, and so many other forms of DIY projects.

Don’t miss a beat! Click HERE to become a BELLA Insider!

Art has long been used as therapy for those who have suffered through trauma or major life shifts. Even spas have integrated different art modalities into their treatments, shining a light on how good art is for the soul and the heart.

Art can have a transformative effect on a space and can bring happiness and hope into many lives—especially in the home. We witnessed people with a passion for art finally have the time to invest in developing their creative sides, and many shared their masterpieces across all social media platforms.

That’s why we’ve chosen to highlight some amazing brands that helped aid those looking to tap into their creative genius. Check out a few of our favorites…

BUDDHA BOARD uses no ink, paint, or chemicals as it is a reusable board that’s perfect for continuous creation. This is fun for all ages, especially to give kids a mess-free way to express their inner artist.

$17.95 and up, BuddhaBoard.com

CRATEJOY offers many options to any age art lovers with subscription boxes designed for arts, crafts, knitters, and so much more. These boxes present everything any level DIY artist needs, from beginners to experts.

Prices vary, Cratejoy.com

CITYSPOTS encourages and builds a love for art and culture at a young age. A fun and innovative way to introduce the little ones in your family to classic art pieces, its Digital Activity Book is a printable coloring and activity book and comes in multiple versions. One of our faves is The Museum Tour Playset, designed to teach kids about famous works of art. Cityspot offers many different ways to learn about art, even through puzzles.

Prices vary, CityspotsOnline.com

ARTIFACT UPRISING helps you create beautiful memories from all of your photos. Maybe you picked up the hobby of photography, or just wound up taking an abundance of pictures of your family while you were with them so much. If so, you’ll love how Artifact Uprising lets you create books, cards, calendars, and even just prints of your photos. Need a frame for one of your favorite photos? They offer that as well.

Prices vary, ArtifactUprising.com

MAKER CAMP is a wildly popular book chock full of ideas and how to’s for kids. It’s a valuable resource for parents who want to teach children to be independent and capable makers as it showcases the low-tech process of making and doing with innovation. MAKER CAMP brings the fun of making things with your hands to young kids and links skills of the past with the present.

$19.95, Shambhala.com


BELLA Magazine is a national subscription- and newsstand-based lifestyle publication offering a curated guide to fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, celebrities, and entertainment.

At BELLA, we spotlight the ideal that Life Is BEAUTIFUL!

Don’t miss a beat! Subscribe + #follow @bellamag.co!

Written By
More from BELLA Magazine

A BELLA Way To Spruce Up Your Workspace: Empress Flora

Empress Flora, a “green” flower arrangement company, has launched a new way to elevate your...
Read More