Person who called the session: Jennifer
Who attended the session: Jennifer, Amy Lee, Emily, Molly, Judith, Rhonda
Summary of discussion:
This was a very warm and fuzzy session brought up due to my need to make people feel supported and nurtured. A desire to make baked goods overcame me this morning when I was looking at the Bread & Puppet’s Cheap Art Manifesto that is hanging in my living room. When my husband asked why I felt the need to bring snacks to this month’s meeting I burst out with “ART NEEDS FED!” and in reply he said, well that sounds like a session. It sure does.
Jennifer read from Bread & Puppet’s Cheap Art Manifesto:
The WHY CHEAP ART? Manifesto
PEOPLE have been THINKING too long that ART is a PRIVILEGE of the MUSEUMS & the RICH. ART IS NOT BUSINESS! It does not belong to banks & fancy investors ART IS FOOD. You cant EAT it BUT it FEEDS you. ART has to be CHEAP & available to EVERYBODY. It needs to be EVERYWHERE because it is the INSIDE of the WORLD.
ART SOOTHES PAIN! Art wakes up sleepers! ART FIGHTS AGAINST WAR & STUPIDITY! ART SINGS HALLELUJA! ART IS FOR KITCHENS! ART IS LIKE GOOD BREAD! Art is like green trees! Art is like white clouds in blue sky! ART IS CHEAP!
Bread & Puppet Glover, Vermont, 1984
Afterwards she put the question to the group, what does Art need; what do you need?
Art needs nurtured…
Art needs exercise – walking or dancing…
We could also use a pet; specifically a dog would be nice.
We need to humanize ourselves… funding for Art couldn’t hurt.
The Artists Way (by Julian Cameron) was brought up. Go on routine Artists dates. Doesn’t mater what it is… do something satisfying – don’t forget to fill the well.
To Do List:
If you personally haven’t read The Artist’s Way, consider reading it and going through the book.
Go on routine Artists Dates and fill the well.
Be good to yourself.