Art helps me express things I find difficult to put into writing. It helps give a voice to the emotions I can't verbalize.
Do you know when you’re driving down a familiar road and you zone out but end up at your destination without realizing it? Most art sessions are like that for me - I am able to completely zone out and let my mind rest - the action of painting becomes second nature. That's not to say that I don't have a plan compositionally or a color scheme in mind, but I like to let the paint go where it wants.