Thursday, February 17, 2011


Can anyone truly explain the "why" of the artistic urge? The desire to create? I don’t know why I have this need, I just know that I do. I imagine it’s that way for all artists, with or without an audience.

Critics will say, "What’s the use? Where is the value in art?" There are as many answers for those questions as there are artists. Let me give you an example where art is used to enrich and, in a way, save lives.

James Hopkins has begun a micro-finance program in Nepal where he pays women to make quilts which are then sold online. All the money raised through the sale of these beautiful works of art is used to send their children to school for one year. Use this link to hear James tell his story.

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