Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I go for MEANING, not beauty. . . .

I want to express myself.
I think we all do, but often we are told not to.
I have a friend who said she didn't want to put a bumper sticker on her car because she didn't want to de-value it. . .
I thought to myself, what is more important - your ideas or your property?
We are taught in this world to just go along, to not make waves, to be part of the machine of our civilization without challenging anything.
I can't do that.
I need a voice - and it is damn hard to get that voice out into the world. I try to walk the talk in my own small way, but making art and sharing it is one thing I can do.
Sometimes I wish my art was more political, but my talent seems to be in showing others how to express themselves.
Even if it seems like it is just to themselves.
Because as we each find our own voice, as we each learn to validate what we need to say, as we each grow in our ability and our belief in our self-expression, I just know that our world will be a better place.
because what YOU have to say matters.
what I have to say matters.
I have had the urge lately to put some of my images on t-shirts and tote-bags, so I will let you know if I figure out how to pay for that. . . .
so use your journaling to record your ideas, for yourself and for everyone else.
happy journaling!

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