In the case of Michelle Wie, doing artwork might just be making her a better golfer. Or at least a happier one.
That's the suggestion of an interesting New York Times story this week. "When I'm drawing, the rest of the world disappears," Wie explains. "I think it just makes me really happy."
Wie, who's in her second year on the LPGA tour, is drawing and creating pieces with spray paint and watercolor. She's also extended her newfound creativity to making her own clothes and even baking vegan cookies from her own recipes.
“Basically, I started to love trying things,” Wie said, “instead of before, I was scared of trying new things.”
Is Michelle Wie producing great art? Honestly, I think that's the wrong question. Is her creative risk-taking helping her to open her mind, prosper in her chosen profession and develop as a person? That's priceless.