Showing posts from March, 2020

Art In Uncertain Times

While we always seem to live in uncertain times, today, with the Corona virus sweeping around the world, things are even more uncertain. The end of the world as we know it. Businesses are closed. Events are canceled. People are being asked to stay home and avoid contact with others. If you are a performing artist, this is especially difficult, as you are not able to go out into the world and present your art. Not being able to perform means not making any money. And that make an already difficult situation even more so for most of us. Many artists are barely able to keep ahead of the bills as is.  And in the grand scheme of things, we, the ordinary people,   appear to have little control over what is happening.  But we have control of our art. In dire times, artists continued to create. Artists also continued to tell the truth. When all around you  seems to be crashing down, you still have your art, so continue to create because at times like these we need the arts. We

The Gift of Time

Here we are, it's March 16th, 2020, and we are living in extraordinary times. It's amazing to see how our modern world can be stopped by something we cannot see with the naked eye. People around the world are being told to stay home and self quarantine . For many, this is a confusing and depressing time. Our world has become so fast paced that we often forget how to slow down. Our lives are just rushing by. If you are an artist, I challenge you to take advantage of this gift of time we now have. All those projects you meant to get to when you had the time , well, the time is now. Instead of sitting there wondering what is going to happen tomorrow, get to work today! Every artist seems to fantasize about taking an artist's retreat someday. You have been given an unprecedented gift of time now to work on your art: Compose that song. Write that book. Paint that painting. Design that dance. And on and on. And all those things you wanted to learn, like using