When things get tough… we make art. This is the way of the word right? Art heals, The act of creating something is a powerful practice that often times goes neglected when layered deep underneath the stresses of daily life. As a dancer… movement was my voice, and so is visual art. When stressed, I make art, when feeling hopeless, I make art and these days.. when feeling angry, sad, disgusted by the daily reports from our political “leaders”… I make art. So here ya have it – Art for Social Change -Upcycle DIY – Love Wins!
The kids are feeling this vibe as well. and I’m sure your kids are restless because the words and information they hear at school are not the full story. I have been arming my 11YO – Lily- with FACTS. Give them the facts… that is their armor… and ours against the “alternate facts’ people.
OMG, anyway… before I get on my soap box… let me actually tell you what we are doing here today.
The kids and I created an upcycled project to put more good and love into the world.
WE DO NOT SUPPORT this Muslim Ban. How in the world do you rejected an entire group/religion of people.
Again… I digress!
My gosh… let’s put some love into the world. Love and love and love. Let’s remind each other that in the end… LOVE WINS. LOVE is going to WIN!
Here is a quick little DIY for you to do with your kids, family, friends and community. Spread the love. Hang this little sign on trees in your neighborhood, place it in coffee shops and anywhere you want to spread the love.
…and remember… there are MORE OF US!
What You Need:
- Cardboard – Cereal boxes will do just fine.
- Wire or thread
- Love for your fellow humans!
- Cut up your cardboard into little squares.
- Paint hearts on the squares.
- Write a message in a contrasting color.
- Create hanging handle loop with beads for extra flair.
Hang on trees, walls, coffee shops, libraries or where ever you feel like you want to hang it.
And always remember… that LOVE WILL WIN!