Creative Cause & Effect
About a week or so ago, the world celebrated an important holiday, Earth Day. Leading up to this holiday I received via social media and my email, a vast amount of information on special events and projects that I could participate in. While the environment is definitely an important cause we should all contribute to, there are many more causes that could use our help. Last month was not only National Poetry month, but on Wednesday April 8th, it was National Arts Advocacy Day, a cause that I am very passionate about.
I am very much a believer in the arts, and arts education. I participate in signed petitions, send letters to congress. I even worked in the non-profit arts world for a few years. And of course I continue to provide my contribution to arts as an artist, but also as muse to encourage others to embrace the arts. Argo this blog here, this is my creative contribution to a great cause.
But how else can you be creative while assisting to a cause that helps others. I’ll give you a few more examples, a dear friend of mine lost his grandmother to cervical cancer. As an artist and an arts enthusiast, he founded the non-profit organization, SONO Studios and Artists. Their mission “is to produce multi-media artwork and shows with all proceeds going to charity.” What an amazing why to contribute to cause creatively!
Another example would be Green Bag Lady¸ which was started by artist, Teresa VanHatten-Granath. What started originally as an eco-friendly art project, Ms. VanHatten-Granath, make bags out of donated fabrics. Best part, you can get one of these bags for free with an “exchange promise to refuse paper and plastic when shopping.” Here is my impromptu idea for the week: Research a cause that you are passionate about, and see in what way how you can contribute to that cause creatively.
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”
- Albert Einstein