Art Angel: The power of art, love, and inspiration

This is such a sweet story about the power of art, love, and inspiration.



Article from Huff Post Green

 "I feel like he's a guardian angel."



John Dolan, a 43-year-old artist living in England, struggled with poverty, drug addiction and homelessness for much of his life, Reuters reported. Then, one day, a fellow homeless woman gave Dolan a Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy who she had traded for the price of a can of beer. The dog's name was George, and he would have a transformative effect on Dolan's life.

"He's like my child in a sense and I feel obliged to keep a roof over his head and keep him warm."


For three years Dolan sold sketches of George and the surrounding buildings to passersby for a few dollars, until he was approached by a gallery director named Richard Howard-Griffin. Howard-Griffin discovered him and helped him put on his first art show in September of last year. It was a huge success. Read the whole story HERE 

I have always believed that animals are angels and muses.
Has your furry friend ever inspired your own art? Share your story in the comments below. 

 

Make Art Not War~ Now Peace Please

Holy Shit!

Look around at all this global conflict and oppression.Do you think the human race has gone mad! or is mad! Check out the video below

The story shared by Israel and Palestine has been told in several stunning films, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it told like this  created this (extremely brief) animated history of the land that was at one time called Israel, Palestine, Canaan and the Levant. She even created this viewer’s guide to make sense of what’s happening.(Want to dive in deeper? Check out these excellent films.  Re posting Via The Mind Body Unleashed

What are thoughts about this video?

Can the human race create a better story? or not? Can Art save the world?

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

Today Make Art for Free at the ARTcart

Image of our ARTcart team, artists Marie and Daisy

Raised on the feast of diversity and acceptance, I aim to bring folks together through whimsical experiments that radiate deep rooted compassion and love. Ya know, remind everybody that we're in it together. 
Marie Applegate

  • Today July 22, 2014
  • Join Marie Applegate and Make Art for Free on the streets of San Francisco.
  • From 12:00-2:00pm
The instatheme will be stop and smell the flowers! Take a moment out of your day to connect and to create your own magical flower, becoming part of the community Art garden. Free communal artmaking makes for a beautiful and enchanting day. If at our ARTcart please tweet or Facebook your Art and experience at #ARTcart


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. 

art break day san fran.jpg

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.


Look Up: Connect and Make Some Art I say

A short online video calling on people to “look up from your phone” and disconnect from social media has ironically gone viral, with more than 11 million YouTube likes since the item was posted in late April..



It is pretty amazing how quickly Social Media has changed our culture for both the negative and the positive. I am sure there will be more and more videos and projects on the subject of Social Media addiction and alienation. 

I have been ruminating on creating a short Social Media etiquette book with one of my Kitty Bliss characters.

What are thoughts about "Look Up?"

Oh yah! Here is our medicine for your Social Media addiction. On 9/5/14 is Art is Moving's 4th Annual Art Break Day. 
Join us!  Create, connect, and communion.

Art Break Day is a one day campaign for the world to unplug and to honor the Gift of Art within ones self and the world. On 9/5/14 Art Break Day sights will pop up in mundane, everyday areas in your community: invites all to sit down, take a break from the ordinary, and make some art together.

"We have seen at Art Break Day, 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." -Lisa Rasmussen (Co-Founding Director of Art is Moving)

Interested in hosting your own Art Break Day site. Details can be found HERE.
Also, remember an Art Break Day site can be a large and a small community event. 


"Freedom of Expression" Honored at the ARTcart: Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland

ART= FREEDOM = REVOLUTION 


The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.” ― Jim Morrison


Powerful Image from ARTbreak Day 2012 at the Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland
Join the ARTcart and join the conversation on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 11:00am- 4:00pm at the Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. The address is 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

Express yourself with our ARTcart team member Rico Bacon, celebrating and honor your own freedom of expression. 
Artist Rico Bacom

Sad to say many around the globe do not have this liberty. As well as many in our society, who have this right do not express themselves. Next Wednesday stop by the ARTcart and pronounce your call for FREEDOM via your own Art and process. Looking forward to seeing "You" at the ARTcart this coming Wednesday.


Image from Art is Moving's first ARTcart on the streets in Oakland.

Below is couple more quotes about art and revolution. 

“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”~ Einstein


Give us your quote! Tell us why you feel art equals freedom in the comment section below.

This FREE event is part of

The ARTcart One 4 One
Changing the world one artwork at time. Everytime the  ARTcart is booked for an event, we will inturn produce a Free ARTcart event in needed community or area.
art break day san fran.jpg
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. 

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




 


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