art slips past out brains straight into our bellies. it weaves itself into our thoughts and feelings and the open spaces in our souls, and it allows us to live more and say more and feel more. it matter, art does, so deeply. it's one of the noblest things, because it can make us better, and one of the scariest things, because it comes from such a deep place inside of us. i know that life is busy and hard, and that there's crushing pressure to just settle down and get a real job and khaki pants and a haircut. but don't. please don't. please keep believing that life can be better, brighter, broader, because of the art that you make.
do something creative every day, even if you work in a cubical, even if you have a newborn, even if someone told you a long time ago that you're not an artist, or you can't sing, or you have nothing to say. we hope those people develop adult-onset acne really bad. (:)) everyone has something to say. everyone. because everyone, every person, was made in the image of God. if He is a Creator, and in fact He is, then we are creators.
pick up a needle and thread, and stitch together something particular and honest and beautiful, because we need it. i need it.
thank you an keep going."