In working on Climate Change issues and art activism I’m feeling a bit spent, so I decided to take ‘breaths’ in my artwork. So I’ll do a piece that is psychologically challenging then do a small piece which I”m considering a ‘breath’. Where I don’t think of anything but the colors and forms, so basically abstract pieces. I’m enjoying them and feel it’s an excellent way to bring balance—to play a little, to save my sanity.
I helped organize an exhibit and talk for a high school awards ceremony that City Arts of San Mateo puts on, the theme this year was “Global Challenges; Your Roadmap to Change.” We had two excellent speakers from Reach and Teach who talked about the importance of play in solving global issues. I find this such an important yet overlooked aspect of solving problems. Through the arts, music, dance, literature humans can find great joy and happiness, it’s a way to reach people’s hearts. So let’s all take a breath, play a little (without harming any bit of our earth!) and then get to work!