I love this! Reblogging as it’s a good reminder why art – or creativity – call it what you will, is important to us all.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Dr. Martin Luther King
“…then what are we fighting for?” Winton Churchill – when asked to cut funding for the arts in favour of the war effort.
“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of every day life.” Pablo Picasso
Times are bad. Really bad… Mass shootings, political unrest, natural disasters, sex abuse scandals, threat of nuclear war, poverty, illness… I could go on. How do we even get ourselves out of bed in the morning? I suppose everyone has a way to cope. After all, here we are, right? But as artists –and by artists I mean anyone involved in creative work– we may ask ourselves, what is the use? What practical purpose does my writing, painting, poetry, photography, music, dance, woodworking, quilting, sculpting, and so on, and so on, serve?
I began this piece with those quotes for…
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