Photography: basic tips and
|Who Needs Artists?
our often overly-logical culture, the arts often take a backseat to money and other
concerns. But developing a healthy appreciation of art and surrounding ourselves
with it enriches our quality of life like few other things can.
Artists help us to experience greater satisfaction with life or otherwise stir our
emotions and make us feel alive. They communicate subtle and complex concepts
powerfully. They help you to develop your own identity and discover what life has to
offer by showing you the way. They skillfully utilize physical objects, images and
sounds to trigger responses inside you.
Without art, the most beautiful and touching parts of humanity wither and vanish away.
Everyone needs artists.
Maybe the only sure
way to find peace in life is to let yourself feel every gentle brushstroke of wind and
passing breeze, to let these stroke your heart and stoke your imagination to a blazing-hot
fire or glowing red coals.
Five billion people
pass each night beneath the same black sky. Those who gaze upward at the billion tiny
points of light and let their eyes linger and find inspiration there do so because they
share a common bond with the stars.
These people carry their own lights inside themselves. Without
such an inner light, the night sky has no meaning nor beauty to give.
excerpts from The Art of Heart by Shaun Roundy