This is also a great time to re-visit the posts here on the blog on "Yoga for artists". Self-care is vital for indie artists. Releasing stress ... finding calm ... these tools will help.
For this post, I'm sharing some links artists have shared about current events. There are great insights here... and actions to take.
Leaders lead by example. Barack Obama is overseeing the transfer of power --- with grace and hospitality. Who knows what he is feeling? What we see.. is what he is doing. Leading at a difficult time. Good is what you DO.. not what you are. Action is character.
Many people are looking to artists.... sharing images that bring comfort and hope. Make art... be a candle in the darkness ... a light of hope on the path. Be kind. Stay focused on what you love. This will remind you why the work is important.. and will give you courage to do it. Be brave. Courage doesn't come from anger. Or fear. Courage comes from hope.
Some artists are making free downloads... like this poster
Democracy is messy and imperfect. Sometimes the 51% will win.. and the 49% won't. Then we come back to what we have in common. We are charged with the work of finding that. We will need art and artists to help us all get there.
Find inspiration from others who have faced fear and challenges, and found their voice...
"Four Actions You Can Take to Make Change"
Your Grief is Real
How to heal the rift
Movies explain the unexpected phenomenon..
Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" with link to Rowe's FB post
Science says it's good to watch kitten videos
I highly recommend "Maru the Cat" on You Tube..
I will be updating this post with additional links....
online letter via intl artist... a world wide communication