Over time, it is challenging to remain hopeful, positive, energized, committed, on fire . . . life, like art, is not created in a vacuum. We must respond to and reflect on the world around us, while still preserving a vital interior life. We strive to nurture the two - our interior and exterior environments - to achieve a sustaining symbiotic relationship that helps not only ourselves but also those around us. Still, sometimes this balancing act is overwhelmingly exhausting.
Many people are struggling to find meaning and are consumed by worry, doubt, and disappointment. These are times when art matters most. When we are in our darkest hours, the WHY we must create can drive us to persevere. Expressing these struggles, worries, and emotions pushes us further as individuals and humankind to perhaps create even greater art.
This is a call to action to everyone, to the artists existing in each of us, to remember that the human expression of our dynamic range of emotions - including hope - is good and necessary. And we can create it again, each day, with just one small action.
No matter what it may be or where you are on life's journey, the time is now. Do not wait to live, to connect, to create . . . to be your artist. You CAN make a difference. And that is TRUE art.