Let’s Keep Our Hopes Up
An Inspirational Message from Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone
Sometimes we get so immersed in everyday life or even the physical aspect of getting the paint onto the canvas, that we lose sight of why we do what we do and why it is important. Artists working in any medium continue the ageless desire to express physically the thoughts and feelings that move us – the beauty we see, the joys or frustrations of life, the anger we feel at the misuse of power, or the hope we experience when a kindness is extended that exposes the true heart of humanity.
I said recently, in an interview (on the Renee Phillips, The Artrepreneur Coach website), that The Arts have always been, and will always be, an essential avenue of expression to overcome perceived differences and unite peoples all over the world in the desire to celebrate beauty and tell stories of the heart through images, movement, and sound. Stories that shine a light on the oneness of all people everywhere.
So I believe that we have a responsibility, whether we believe that we have chosen art or that art has chosen us, to hold the vision of the importance of the gift we have been given and to honor that gift with all of our creative work. A difficult task in a world that so often seems to be in conflict and despair. But remember that the way we view the world enters into our creative expression and that expression can move people so much that it is capable of bringing forth a healing of the heart and soul. A healing that is much needed in the world today.
Let’s not just keep our chins up…. let’s keep our hopes up!
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