quintessential quotes: Georgia O'Keeffe ~ Just Do It!

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.”  
Georgia O’Keeffe

I was a .. The Cardboard Stories of the Homeless in Orlando

This is a very powerful project by Re think Homelessness. 

This video from Rethink Homelessness gives these often overlooked people a voice in their video Cardboard Stories. Homeless people in Orlando, Florida were given a pen and a piece of cardboard, and asked to share something about their life. Their answers are surprising – often revealing lives full of promise and hidden potential.

Rethink Homelessness is just that…it’s a strategic creative grassroots initiative to help the community rethink who the homeless really are in Central Florida. Many people are surprised to learn that 80% of our community’s homeless are families and children. This is a statistic that is rising more and more as our shelters, streets, and forests are being filled with families barely surviving in silence. For more information about Re Think Homelessness go to their website. HERE

 In 2009 Lauren and I at the ARTcart in Oakland created art with many homeless people. Here was our friend Christopher, he was homeless and shared many stories with us. Our experience was eye opening and a treasure, to have connected with strangers through the process of making art together. Everyone's story should be heard.

 What our your thoughts on about Homelessness and their anonymity in our society? 

Art is Life!

Time to Dance! This video is so fun and joyous!

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey

Re: Stop and Smell the Flowers, Creating a Community Garden at the Free ARTcart today: San Francisco

July 22nd, 2014 
The ARTcart was at In front of [ freespace ] which is 1011 Market St with artist Marie Applegate and her daughter Daisy.

Here is some images from the day taken by Marie Applegate.

This FREE event is part of

The ARTcart One 4 One
Changing the world one artwork at time. Everytime Art is Moving's ARTcart is booked for an event, we will inturn produce a Free ARTcart event in needed community or area. 

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Giving in Action
The Gift of Art
The FREE ARTcart pops up in mundane, everyday areas in your community and invites all to sit down, take a break from the ordinary, and make some art together.

We have seen at the ARTcart when people make art together societal boundaries of alienation begin to dissolve. While creating strangers strike up conversations and they begin to see and connect with each other on a universal level. We  feel that through the realization of our interconnectedness, we have the potential to become individually empowered. For us empowerment leads to compassion and empathy within society as whole. Communal Art making is an ideal vessel for creating a better world~Lauren and Lisa (Co-Founding Directors of Art is Moving's ARTcart)

Email us at artismoving@gmail.com for more information and to book the ARTcart go HERE.

quintessential quotes: George Braque

As children we know Art is Life. I have feeling many forget that Art is Life as adults and remember it in the elder years.

What do you think?

Art is Moving honors ART and LIFE, annually on the first Friday in September. Celebrate and Revere the Art of Life with everyone at our 4th Annual ARTbreak Day on 9/5/14!