Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Freedom..There's a Novel Title for Today

I've been reading my daily dose of artist and writer blogs.  Everyone is writing about freedom. How can you not?  On Independence Day!

With all the fires and talk of fireworks cancellations for the 4th of July holiday here in the Denver area, I'm hoping it will be a quiet day and night.  On the news we have heard those who are upset that there will be no fireworks (it's a tradition after all,) those that are desperate to see this fire season pass without any more loss of life or property (and, of course, those that don't care either way.)

We are surrounded by pine trees here in our little suburban area of the world, and believe me I will feel FREE to call the police if I see any illegal fireworks going off in our area.  If you feel free to endanger my home, I feel free to report you to the authorities.

I believe with freedom comes the responsibility to not endanger or disrupt someone else's space, property or well-being.  However, you know there are always those who think freedom means they are able to do anything they want regardless of the consequences for anyone else.

Editing this post at about 10 minutes of existence to add this quote that SOOOO fits this post.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”―Nelson Mandela

Today's Nitty Gritty Nugget:

     With freedom comes responsibility.

"Red, White and Blue"
4 x 4 Oil on Gessobord

As artists, we have many freedoms, in the subjects we paint, how often and where we paint, the style and media, where we exhibit, how we price. 

But what are responsibilities that come along with all this freedom? Especially when it comes to marketing and selling our art.

I'd love to hear what you think today...feel FREE!


  1. Hm, isnt' there a novel title for every day? O;-) *think*

  2. The titles are easy,'s the content that hard ;-) Thanks for taking the time to read the blog posts and comment.