There’s a big deal of stress and chaos in today’s world. People look for ways to escape this madness of anxiety and feelings that you have to manage more.

There are certain methods and exercise to relieve stress and regain your inner balance. Some of the most common bits of advice include:

  • Practicing yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation (which is the same, or at least a part of yoga practice)
  • Gardening
  • Arts

Now I would like to come and explain the last of the points more in detail, as it’s what I wanted to cover in this article.

Arts is a very broad category and to refine this topic further, I’d like to talk about painting. It’s an ancient art and one that’s most difficult to do, but admirable. Have you ever wondered how some guys make beautiful paintings? How is it even possible to draw, or paint something on a blank canvas?

The answers to those questions are simple – training and training. You need to start with simple things to draw and practice them for many hours to become better and better. Visiting Art classes helps as well.

But there’s an easier way to do this and it’s called Paint by Numbers. It’s the same as an oil painting on canvas, but the canvas in this case is special. It’s already printed with lines and numbers and it looks like a puzzle and a coloring book at the same time.

When you get your first paint by numbers canvas, it might be a bit difficult for you to organize your work and make everything clean and smooth.

A usual paint by numbers canvas kit contains the canvas, the paints, the brushes, and the final picture how what the painting will look like.

Maybe you ask yourself – is there anything else I need? I always saw an artist with their aprons covered in paints standing in front of an easel with the brush in their mouth thinking hard about the next move. Well, it’s up to you, if that’s what you think will make you an artist, go ahead and grab those missing instruments.

But my advice is sure to work on a flat table rather than an easel and the apron helps, yes, when your strokes are fast and wild. When you work quietly and peacefully, you don’t need an apron.

painting by numbers

The beauty of a painting by numbers lies in the mindfulness and peace you can enjoy during work. When you concentrate hard, you step into the famous state of flow and you let your mind become a part of the picture that you’re painting.

You have probably heard of the therapeutic effects of painting a mandala. The same benefits are attributed to painting by numbers. It’s one of the popular ways to treat mental disorders like depression or anxiety. Art therapy has even become an effective way to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.

If you’re interested in this beautiful hobby and want to give it a try, wait no longer and order your first kit. I can assure you that once you start, you will become trapped in this amazing hobby and your home will start to look like a gallery after a while!