Make beautiful things. Leave this world better than you found it. Leave people better than you found them.
Make beautiful things.
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Love inspires, love builds, love is a vehicle for change. Let the love you have for life be seen in words, in paintings, in photos, in books, in dance, in music, in film, in fashion, and photographs. Art is an extraordinary part of the way we see and process the world around us – and you can make that into something beautiful.
Let your creativity shine and reach the people and things you touch. Let your art be the spark of inspiration that lights the way for future generations. Do not forget that beauty extends beyond art, too. Let the relationships you create be a reflection of the wonder and magnificence of the human spirit. Make an effort to make connections with those you meet.
Leave people better than you found them.
The great Maya Angelou once said, I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. How wise, how real, how true. Listen to those around you – hear their words. See those around you – pay attention to their hopes, their fears, their dreams. Be a should to cry on, lend a hand when it’s needed, and open your heart. Let love grow.
Leave this world better than you found it.
Take care of this planet, it’s the only one we’ve got. Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s not just a fancy phrase hanging on a pretty poster in your elementary school classrooms. It’s real and true and necessary. It’s important to remember ourselves, it’s vital to teach our kids, too.
Let your art be the building blocks of something beautiful. Art withstands the test of time, love makes time colorful, vibrant, and worth living. Always let the people you love know that you love them – life’s too short to keep love within.
Build with love. Build with art. Build your world with love and art.