Aloha and Happy Wonder Wednesday!
“Rembrandt painted portraits, The Karate Kid painted fences, and I paint my toenails. But I’m not a snob, I still consider those other two guys to be artists. ” – Jarod Kintz
This begs the questions, “Who is an artist? Are you an artist? Are we artists?”
It is our contention that being an artist has very little to do with a paintbrush, a camera or ballet shoes. We believe everyone can be an artist whether one writes poetry and does accounting.
As Martin Luther King decreed, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'”
The task is the task. It’s “how-we-go-about-doing-it” which shows the world what kind of artist we are.
Donna J. Stone observed, “The most visible creators are those artists whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the inexpressible ~ without brush, hammer, clay, or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt. Their medium is simply being. Whatever their presence touches has increased life. They see, but don’t have to draw…Because they are the artists of being alive.”
We asked this man in the video above what “Three Things” he has learned being an ARTIST?
Here’s what he said….
Eric and The Team
PS- “Three Things” are are quick video interviews with everyday people sharing extraordinary insights. We connect with people at the beach, in line for coffee, at rest-stops, festivals, businesses, pretty much everywhere and ask them to share a little bit of their journey with us. The point of these conversations is to remind us: everyone has a story, wisdom can come from anyone, life is more enjoyable when shared.)