World without Artist

So, what would the world look like without artist?

Try and think of all the things we take away if we say — that’s it no more art, no more artist?  What is it that we have already that we overlook and do not appreciate if it were not for the sake of art?  Is design art?  Is the music we listen to art?  The clothes we wear have any fashion aspects that are as a result of the labor from fashion artist?    How about the house you live in or the furniture in your home, or the car you drive any artist involved?  We are viewing pages on a Website right now, Don’t tell me an artist might have something to do with that?  Perhaps we take too lightly the fact that artist are a society of high producers of our image of the world we live in?  I bring this topic to mind as we hear so much about budget cuts in schools and the first thing they want to cut is art.  Why?  Do we just destroy what we don’t understand?  Is that the non-artist way?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/14/arts-programs-in-schools-often-in-danger-of-being-/

https://lawstreetmedia.com/issues/education/cutting-art-programs-schools-solution-part-problem/

https://www.nfhs.org/articles/fine-arts-should-be-spared-from-school-districts-budget-cuts/

Perhaps the organizations deciding to make these cuts could use some artist on their boards of directors to come up with creative ways to address this easy way out.

Welcome to the Artist Blog

Exploration of artist views, with regard to media, successes, techniques and general topics.

Hi, No excuses for lack of blog material on my part.

I have been spending time getting organized on various Websites and Social Mediums to make this effort a bit more seamless.  I will continue to blog on a regular basis now that I have everything set up.  I say Welcome to the Artist Blog because your comments are welcome as well.  What does the term artist mean to me?  It’s the closet thing I have to a visual image of my emotions.  It is the essence of the word essence.  What I wouldn’t give just to be who I am.  I have learned over many years of time ambivalence that had I only listen to my inner voice (shadowing what my life could really be), the essence of me.  Then perhaps my emotional response to what what I have to write would be so much different in the realm of (painful) experience.  I am mostly saddened by my own lack of acknowledgment and sense of lack of responsibility for the one single vote that makes a difference in my life, the vote for me.  The liberty to express, the liberty to create, the liberty of living.

I challenge you as artist to not give in to the societal pressures and imagery of the term artist.  It is a beautiful term with individualistic persuasions, a term on its own can mature into something without reason or rules or judgement.  An empty space or a space to view space how ever you feel about art I am always humbled in the presence of other artist and their unique capacity for giving.  Art for Artist is a collision course, how do you get out of the way of creating art if you are an artist?  As an  artist, when you are learning about the world around you, you are learning about who you are through art.  I have heard others mention the aspect about art being spiritual journey.  Giving birth to your works are like your children that you want to have a safe home and enriched lives for.  You have labored and it took a personal part of you to reproduce this child image of your imagination.  If you have artist in your life, it is as a rare breed.  Some artist just know, and they are the lucky ones.  The struggling ones like myself  who are caught up in supporting someone else’s goals (dreams) wish they had done something that would change the lives of others by making a difference in this world are just now realizing the tools of change are embedded in the gift of art.  It is a gift.