Often I hear artists chided for having too much time on their hands. What? Are you crazy? I totally disagree. All the artists I know feel there are not enough hours in the day to make all the glorious things that her/his imagination begs for him/her to make!
True, artists may not be discovering new rocket fuel or curing disease or unlocking mysteries or saving endangered species. But by making art, in a very profound way, artists make the world a better place.
Here’s to applauding the performers, viewing the artists’ exhibits and reading the words of those whose talent compels them to write. Remember that by supporting artists with your checkbook, you enable them to continue to bring pleasure to the world.
Smile. Be Happy.
Piece of a Peace Sign Smiley
Installation at the Oakland Museum, Calif.
“Yellow Peace Sign” by Tom Labat