Category Archives: Art Saves Lives

>Art Saves Lives — Again

>I was in my 20s when I was thunderstruck with the idea that art saves lives. It’s not an original idea. It predates writing; probably predates languages. It’s uniquely human. And being uniquely human, art has an impact on every … Continue reading

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What Kind of Disgusting Person Does This?

It’s true: I’m not a great business person. I’m an artist. I don’t want to trick or coerce someone into collecting my work or scheduling a wedding. I want my business model to be a partnership, to fulfill a need, to inspire a smile … Continue reading

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>Burned Out Austrialian Artists Need Our Help

>Dear fellow & sister artists, In February we all watched in horror while much of the Australian province of Victoria went up in flames. While that was horrible enough, it got worse: the town of Marysville, Victoria, is an artist’s … Continue reading

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>Buying Handmade

>I finally did it. I opened the Etsy shop. If you don’t know about Etsy, I encourage you to explore it. Etsy provides artists a venue to display and buyers to discover small hand-made treasures. Most of the work there … Continue reading

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>Peace Corps for Artists?

>There’s been some buzz that President-Elect Obama wants to establish an Art Corps — sort of a Peace Corps for the arts within the United States. The idea is a great one — but with a huge flaw that perpetuates … Continue reading

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>I’m going to be listening to Miriam Makeba all day today. She collapsed and died last night after a concert in Italy to help a journalist who had been receiving death threats for reporting on organized crime. At 76, she was still … Continue reading

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>A Family In Progress

>I know people get tired of hearing this from me, but it’s my litany:  Art saves lives. Art can save the world. How do I know? Because I’ve seen it. I don’t mean to suggest that ONLY art saves lives. … Continue reading

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