Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci created and painted the first paint by numbers?
Leonardo da Vinci wanted to help his students learn difficult painting concepts, so he made the first canvas with numbers that his students followed. In a sense, we all are Leonardo da Vinci students six hundred years later. I am updating my Facebook profile right now!
Painting also makes you smarter.
When your left side of the brain communicates with the right side, the connection grows stronger; in short, it makes you smarter. When you paint, you allow your brains left and right side to talk in a pleasant time filling way. It does not feel like learning or work. That's one of the reasons that you are so smart!
"Clarity, Focus, Youth"
With Paint By Numbers, you don't have to worry about declining motor skills. With age, our motor skills decrease. The reason is that we tend not to do any new or exciting stuff. Kids discover something new every day, adults not so much. Handling PBN brushes and filling the tiniest of spots on a canvas improves your hand-eye coordination. With painting, you are keeping your motor skills running. You probably can notice a difference after not painting in some time. Just like playing a musical instrument with painting, you don't allow your brain to age. Studies show that with painting, you can even reverse the negative effects of time on your brain. If there were a song about painting by numbers, it would be called: "Clarity, Focus, Youth".
Express yourself with painting.
Painting does not have to be only about improvement. It is an excellent way of expressing yourself. Not a single paint by number is the same. We are all different, and the way you fill your paint by numbers will be different from mine. You can add your own spins on painting, mix colours or add extra details to the image. The possibilities are endless, and I believe that you will make the best use of your time and painting.
In a week, if you want, I will send you a couple more exciting facts about PBN.
As always, I appreciate your time, and I hope that you have a great day.
Olivia Williams - Leonardo da Vinci student