Mar 4, 2005

Creating Beauty

Image courtesy of Hang Nguyen Copyright, Hang Nguyen Posted by Hello


My cousin's friend, Hang Nguyen, painted that. Loving it.

I have such great admiration for artistic people. I don't know what it is - maybe it's because I was never that great with crayons and coloring books as a kid that I have this deep-rooted awe for people who can render a decent image and bring it to life. That's gotta be it. I mean, with their hands and minds, artists create works that invite people to visualize the world around them through their own gaze. This view provides a different perspective of life that can often times amuse, enrage, or inspire.

Or maybe art is just pretty things to look at?

I don't know. Whatever. I'm not going to even try to be an art critic or anything with this blog entry. I don't even own a black turtleneck. Okay, I'm lying. But my point is, there are so many nice things to look at in this world (and I dont' mean that chick you saw at the grocery store) that maybe we just have to stop for a minute. And take it in. Or maybe ... participate.

Let me explain. Each of us has the capacity to create beauty. Whether it be through painting, music, the written word, wood carving, macaroni necklaces, whatever - this capacity to create beauty is inside us. Imagine what the world would be like if we all focused on creating beauty, rather than chaos.

Have a beautiful weekend, everybody.


Tamara said...

Wow. I really love that painting. Very effective.

Der Tommissar said...

Yes! He forgot Poland!

Ok, I'm the biggest rightist you will ever meet, but I thought "You Forgot Poland" thing was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

Great name.