When we get overwhelmed with life, sometimes all we need is something to remind us that we can catch our breath. In this article, we’re going to discuss how paint-by-numbers changed my life. We hope that this article will help you feel more like you are capable of getting over all your stressful situations.
Life can get stressful, and at times, it may feel like we’re drowning in our problems. When this happens, it’s important to have something that can give us a little hope. For some people, they find hope in other people, like friends, families, or lovers.
Other people find hope in changing their life. The abrupt change forces a new perspective within a short period of time, and the adjustment can either add more stress or relieve it.
While these may work for some people, it’s not always the case. Personally, hobbies have always been better at taking my mind off stress because it provides a break without doing anything radical.
At first, the journey to finding the hobby that added the least amount of stress to my plate was difficult. I tried working out, baking, hiking, and even martial arts. The problem was, none of these hobbies were making it easy for me to relieve my stress.
When I thought I reached my point of no return, I turned to using paint-by-number kits. I saw an ad pop up and now I want to share how paint-by-numbers changed my life. I hope this gives you a little hope with art.
How Did I Find Paint-by-numbers?
It all started when I saw an advertisement pop up for adult coloring books. I had seen people raving about it on Instagram, but I wasn’t that interested because the ad didn’t look too high quality. After an hour of scrolling through multiple adult coloring books, my algorithm featured a website that was selling paint-by-number kits.
I was hooked as soon as I saw the side-by-side image of a dog picture, and the half-finished painting of the same image. I clicked on the website and found that they specialized in customized paint-by-number kits.
However, I noticed that the prices were a little steep, so I opted to try out the paint-by-number kits that you could buy from a hobby store. After my first attempts at recreating popular pieces by Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, my mind went back to the custom paint-by-number kits I saw online.
There are only a handful of companies that produce these kits, and most of them can be found online. The advertisement I saw was from Miicreative, and so I purchased from them.
The process of ordering your kit to receive it was fairly easy. I received instructions on how to choose the best image, I took the opportunity to choose a picture of my dog, and then I received a timeline of when the kit would arrive.
How Paint-By-Numbers Changed My Life
Now that we know where to find these kits, I’m going to share how paint-by-numbers changed my life. You might feel like this is tedious, so I’m going to list it in bullet form and provide short explanations. These are some of the ways paint-by-number kits has changed my life:
It made me more patient: Painting is a process that requires some waiting time in between layers to be able to finish your project. Instead of rushing through things, I was forced (at first) to sit and wait.
It improved my focus: Since waiting for the paint to dry does take time, I usually dedicated a whole day to this hobby. I would leave anything that would distract me outside of my hobby room and it would just be me and my painting kit.
My painting skills have improved: Before I started with paint-by-number kits, I had little to no experience with blending colors and layers. I was only able to do that with makeup, and I had to learn that to be able to get to my job. With these kits, you learn how to blend the colors without worrying that you’re going to mess them up.
My gifts have become more unique: Since I started painting, I’ve also made it a point to gift some of my finished products to my family. I often paint my pets, but when I feel like I want a project with a longer deadline, I send in pictures of my loved ones and surprise them with the outcomes.
- I felt less stressed: This hobby helped me prioritize taking time for myself to complete these little projects. I may not be as skilled as Leonardo Da Vinci, but I find that seeing my completed work has made me happier.
Important Key Takeaways
I cannot deny that life has been very stressful lately. We get overwhelmed with the news, the environment and work. It’s important to keep faith at this time that things will get better, but when that’s difficult, I hope you find a little hope in something that will remind you to keep fighting.
Paint-by-numbers has taught me more about myself than any other hobby, and I will always be grateful for it. I hope that if you’re looking for something to help you consider this hobby too.