Musings on my "#100daystogiveart"
2020 was an awful year for almost all of it, and I don't have to explain why because all of the human race has been affected. It is now January 2021, and I am still staring at the damaging scars quarantining has left me. I need to shake off last year and lock it up in a place that will never affect my psyche and my ability to create.
I will combat the negativity from last year through positive creativity. My soul needs me to create art for the sake of creating and nothing else. There were many lies from people in power, resulting in manipulating innocent people looking for something to believe. I need purity. I need cleansing, even when faced with the reality that we are looking at a potentially horrible 2021.
I've decided to partake in this year's #the100dayproject. The purpose of this global, creative charter is to dedicate yourself to play, produce, and creatively inspire for 100 days. It's a creative outlet, and anyone can join. It starts on January 31.
I am basing my 100-day Project on making art for the sake of making art. If the following statement is true, I will have proven it correct over the next 100 days.
"The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow." - Kurt Vonnegut
To see if my soul will grow, I will offer a piece of art daily to give away for free. I am not a hobby artist. I am a professional artist. By definition, art needs to be shared; otherwise, it is a diary entry... or a hobby. So I will set my art out into the world to unassuming individuals for free. No payment is required. It's a gift.
Maybe I will choose friends? New friends? Old friends? Or perhaps I will choose someone who touched me even I only met them for a minute? Or maybe I will walk down the street with my mask on and hand out paintings? Not sure yet, but I do know that I will give art.
Follow me here or on Instagram #100daystogiveart to see where this goes. Kurt Vonnegut (where ever you are), I hope you are right.