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Saturday, January 17, 2009
Secretary of the Arts Petition: Act Now!
Yeah, I know he's got a lot on his plate, just cleaning up the enormous mess left behind. But it appears that Obama understands how valuable the arts are to the betterment of our society and even to help us get through this crisis.Marianne Hunter and her husband, William sent around an email recently promoting a petition for a Secretary of the Arts. Here's what they said:
ART SAVES LIVES. We believe that. Those of us who are in the arts; what would have become of us without our artwork? Those who enjoy the arts; what would life be with out it’s richness? Those who are students: what life lessons would you have missed without the discovery, patience, creativity, accomplishment and fulfillment of the arts? Those who teach: what can you unlock in young minds with the arts as your tool? What otherwise unreachable children make contact through the arts? Those concerned with the human condition: a picture is worth a thousand words to spread understanding and awareness. Art is a means of support for many in third world countries and poor communities at home. Those who value history: what secrets of the past would we have lost without the records left behind in works of art and artisanship? Art is our window into the past.
The arts are a vibrant part of our world and economy. One that stimulates the mind and nourishes the soul. One that is flexible. One that endures. One that helps. One that invents and expresses change.
Take a minute and click on the petition link below and sign it to encourage President Obama (so nice to be able to say that!) to create a Secretary of the Arts.
I spent the past 26 years as the co-founder/owner of a video production company in Los Angeles. During those years, I worked with many of the world's biggest celebrities, recording artists and fashion/consumer brands. It was exciting and fulfilling, but after more than a quarter century, it was time to MOVE ON!
My business partner and I were able to sell our business to investors which gives us the opportunity to focus on our passions.
For the past few years, I have been making jewelry--first as a hobby and then more seriously as I started focusing on jewelry design for my next career. My latest work can be seen on Etsy under the seller name: NakedJewelry.
I have always strived to be at the top and I know I have the best chance of getting there by learning from the best, so I use my blog to showcase the most accomplished jewelry designers and tell others about interesting vendors and teachers I encounter as I build my business. I hope you find the information interesting! If you do, please share with your friends!