Saturday, December 29, 2012

Random Act of Kindness Challenge

In 2007, a video was posted on YouTube issuing a Random Act of Kindness Challenge as a response to random violence that was occurring at that time. The news mentioned in the video sounds like it was made recently. The Challenger makes some very good points for why we need to spread kindness in our world and suggestions for how to do it. Found Art is one way, but there are many ways you can effect the world every day. I hope this video inspires you to spread kindness in any way you can.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year, New Start

Found Art was originally started over a decade ago. It was my response to 9-11. The world was full of fear and I wanted to bring about positive change. I tried peace vigils and anti-war marches, but they just weren't for me. I didn't feel that I was accomplishing anything.

For me, the experience of fear is very isolating and dark. The way for me to dispel fear is to open myself to others, and art is one way I can do this. By giving away my art, I am giving away a part of my soul. I feel good knowing that my art will likely brighten someone's day. So, with one action, I both give and receive.

I closed the Found Art site a few years ago when I was unable to maintain it. Now I have the time and better website knowledge to bring it back. This is my way of putting joy and love out into the world.
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