|What is your message?
Most of what I do is a personal response to the world around me. I am influenced by nature, & the vast beauty of Alaska.
Always be true to your heart when creating new work. That's what keeps it fun and exciting.
Haven't a clue how to answer this. Seems to beg for some sort of summing up which I'm hardly ready to do. Probably someone else's job any how as there isn't the required critical distance.
Enjoy all of the beauty around you and be happy.
|When our ancestors descended from the trees millions of years ago and took an upright position, their hands were free for new uses. They perfected the overhand throw and engaged in making tools. This made them dangerous predators.
By devoting the hand to the more complex tasks of making artifacts, instruments and drawing on cave walls, brain capacity increased. Drawings became stories. Music, song and dance were born. The use of hands, language and visualization all evolved interdependently and the individual started to form.
Human behavior is profoundly influenced by these learned skills of the past which go a long way to define who we are today. Our individual biological nature or ‘who we are’ is who we were. Genetically we carry the genes of everyone who came before us and with that, the ability to discover our own unique predisposition for the need to create.
But we live in a consumer oriented culture driven by technology. Why bother to encourage labor intensive, demanding and often un-marketable visual arts, crafts, wearables, music, performance arts and literature?
Because those of us who use our hands, language and cognition to create do so as an antidote to this very technology which alienates us from society. Making clay vessels, creating art to wear, penning poems, blending colors on canvas, composing concertos, weaving, dancing, singing, photographing and filming - all of these, validate who we are! Our self-expression gives us meaning. It is a personally rewarding passion - a legitimate way of resisting a culture of bigger, faster and right away.
Creativity communicates. The maker's mark, though not always evident, forms a shadow of the work itself. It tells us a skillful, caring person has been there. The attitude of a time card puncher is never present when someone is driven to do something well. The work becomes endowed with a powerful emotional charge and a sense of sincerity which is instantly felt by others. More often than I like to admit, contemporary society ridicules the importance of feelings and does not particularly value the passion exuded by the creative spirit or their work.
But those who create have chosen a lifestyle which goes against the grain. Learning to embrace all that it entails, then be available for others embarking on the same journey is my charge. As both an educator and artist, I am intent on protecting, nurturing and celebrating the creative spirit and insuring it will never become obsolete.
Smile and be happy. You only have one life to live so please enjoy to the fullest. Simple kindness goes a long way and it feels good to be nice.
People can manage themselves without restrictive authority in the form of big government. America is a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy. I am proud of my nation and my military, and am grateful for the liberties I have. I hope to spread awareness of what our country can be, and influence others to help me return America to a Liberty-loving nation.
My message is simple and it is for people to start thinking from different perspectives and using their imagination to solve everyday social problems.
You have to look to see! Most people do not take the time to really inspect their surroundings. When you do, you will be amazed at the color, shape, line and contrast that surrounds you, every minute.
Be creative wherever you are and whatever you do. Share your passion with others and you might be sureprise that you are helping those who needs it. I love sharing my creative skills without wanting anything in return. Your art helps you to become more confident in in yourself. Give compliments and you would feel better about yourself too...!
My message is to live and love life. Sleep when your'e dead. My one regret is that I can't have another go!
to do what I can to re-enchanting the World(s). The world of Magic , Nature , in the tradition of my celtic ancestors . I also work for the sacred , making mainly sacred pagan tools .
Life is a wonderful adventure.
learn to be open... to see the barely visible and hear the barely audible... to see the differences within the similar and to bridge the difference with similarities. learn to recognise passion!
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