Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Why are the arts important? by Josie Riviera

 This month, I'm focusing on the arts, because my newest contemporary inspirational release, A Summer To Cherish, features an artist losing his eyesight.

David Fodero is the hero of the story.  Ashley Madden is the spunky heroine who teaches art to children with disabilities.

I am a musician, a pianist, and I applaud the arts. In my research for this book, I found many similarities between art and music.

The process of producing art--playing an instrument, writing a poem (or book!), painting a picture, is good for you. For many people, the arts offer a release--a stress reducer--from everyday life. Instead of feeding on the numerous social media influences we are bombarded with,  let's create our own outgoing activities. 

The arts offer our own individual outlets, and a freedom to express ourselves.

So, I encourage you to draw, take up an instrument, or build a shed. In fact, the possibilities to express ourselves our endless. I guarantee that your well-being and contentment will improve.

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Faith is fragile. Faith takes time. And the best solutions are always painted with love.

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Josie Riviera is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and inspirational romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully support husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovation.

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  1. I totally agree.

  2. I just finished reading this and it’s very thought provoking. If a deaf Beethoven can write a symphony can an artist who is blind in one eye paint? I machine quilt which is like drawing beautiful designs on quilts, I can draw much better on my large machine than I can with a pencil or brush.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Interesting that you can draw better on your large machine. I'm sure your designs are beautiful.