Our Artists are critical—both to and of our culture—and I believe that they should be celebrated, amplified, and supported. If we are to make efforts to create a better life, to live Life 2.0, we cannot ignore the importance of art and those who create it, and we cannot value the art without also valuing the artist.”
Art is absolutely necessary, especially in today’s world. We need those who help us see the world differently, those who speak with the voice of reason and compassion. We need art to show us possibility, to transport us for as long as we stare at a painting or sculpture, read a book, or listen to a song, and for as long as we can hold memory of how it affected us.
Art is absolutely necessary, and in order to support art, we must support the artist.
I believe that acting is a necessity in order to create the world we wish to see. Ghandi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Although it’s popular to truncate that, to say “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” the truth of the matter is that “You must” makes all the difference in the world.
If we wish to see change, we must be that change.
Whether it’s by volunteering or teaching, buying items mindfully or giving direct financial backing to those who make the world a better place, our assistance and amplification allows that which we love to grow, no matter what we love.
There are many, many causes, many things that make the world a better place. I encourage you to find yours and pursue it. In fact, I’d LOVE for you to choose yours and share your stories. Feel free to share on a comment on a blog post, email me at (for now) firstname.lastname@example.org, share on my Facebook page.
I want to know your stories.
As part of Life 2.0, I will be using my small corner of the world to celebrate and amplify art and those artists who make the world a better place. I also pledge 10% of all income earned by writing, this website and otherwise, and net sales from various sources to artists–either directly or by purchasing their art–to aid them in their work.
It’s not a gimmick or an act of charity, but rather a concentrated effort to expand and extend the presence of art—and those who make it—in the world.
One artist at a time, one piece of art at a time.
I’ll be showcasing artists that I’ve discovered and where you can find their art.