Why Should I Bother Making Art in Times of Fear and War?

I got a call from an artist friend who was all upset about the way the world seems to be inside out and utterly falling apart.

Uh-Oh!!!! Bear Is Surprised by Baby Skunk Fats!

She said, “When I look at how
the world has gotten, I think why bother making art anymore? People say they are either too worried about rent to buy art, or scared about what tomorrow will bring. What’s the use? I feel like giving up. I keep wondering what the heck good does art do?”

Later on in our conversation, she made me laugh when she answered her own question.

She said she had visited my facebook art group page, and my ‘Uh Oh’ pastel made her laugh, and it made her feel better.

I replied to her, “That’s exactly why you and I have to keep making art.”


Thanks for reading!

Most of my stories are long, but this one just popped up out of the blue. Hope it inspires you. Go make something!


QUOTE of the DAY

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm
themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh


© Angela Treat Lyon 2023

Image: UH OH!
© Angela Treat Lyon 2022

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