The Artist

Hi 👋🏻, I’m Miriah Snow, creator of Art Over Thought. I’ve never had an easy time writing about myself, as I tend to overthink everything I’m putting down, but here we are.😜 I’m a self-taught artist with a passion for education and conversation. As an advocate for mental wellness and self-care, I’m always striving to spread awareness and positivity. I live in North Carolina with my sexy drummer/baker husband, empathetic/imaginative teenager, energetic/spunky toddler, and my fickle/fluffy feline.

Graphic art portrait of artist Miriah Snow looking to the left for the about page.

I’ve always used art to help nurture my imagination, but growing up in poverty limited my art supply access. Not realizing that everyday people could afford paints, I didn’t actually start painting until I was a teenager when a friend let me use her acrylic paint set. However, I didn’t really start getting serious about sharpening my skills until my early 20s, when I began using art as a form of therapy. Since then I’ve taken courses, read books and articles, watched countless videos, and put a lot of money into honing my craft. Now, I’m in my mid-30s and I create and use my imagination any chance I get!

The Idea

The name Art Over Thought came from my passion for art and my tendency to overthink everything. This site began as a project to spread creativity and my love for art. Things began to change when I started having conversations with my peers about their mental well-being which left me realizing there is still a lot of work to be done to destigmatize mental health. That’s when I decided to focus on promoting wellbeing through creativity.

Creativity has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health. Engaging in creative activities can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as improve overall well-being. It can also provide a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem, which can boost one’s mood. Additionally, being creative can provide a sense of flow and mindfulness, which can promote relaxation and stress relief. My hope is to spread positivity and awareness for mental health by inspiring others to live a more intentional, creative life.

Thanks for visiting my site!