Monday, August 18, 2008

Artists rule!!

Even though the economy is in dire straits, artists don’t stop working. Nor do they use the excuse of “increased costs” to plump out their prices. Artists consistently produce beautiful, thoughtful pieces despite everything else collapsing. Art keeps us centered and hopeful. Making a work of art or enjoying one made by another, whatever the medium, gives us hope that not everything is headed in a downward spiral of war, profit and greed.

Talking of profit and greed and increasing markets: Have you seen those obscene new adverts by a burger chain that are targeted at young children?

Play sports and eat!! Eating fast food is the reward for soccer practice!

Or even worse:

eating fast food can encourage the opposite sex to give you presents and gaze into your eyes!!

At 7 or 8 years old????

Let’s get children making Art instead of scoffing fries – art keeps you healthy and wise!! Greed gets you (or someone else!) wealthy – but at the cost of wisdom, sanity, ethics and health.

Enough ranting! I've uploaded some favorites by me (2), Cezanne, deKooning and Barry Hirst –

company I'd like to be in!!!

I chose images that will probably not be submitted to QN, by the way!

and, if you have been, thanks for reading!!!!


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