“I start with the color and create a background. For example, if it’s a mysterious feeling I’ll use purple. And then whenever I’m ready (and this is after I’ve had the feeling for a while) I start painting layers while the feeling is running its natural course. As I come to a closure with the feeling, the layers unravel.” – Kibbi Linga
“…Arts is basically the first thing to go when they do budget cuts. And it’s sad because it’s such a huge thing in young people’s lives, even if they’re not growing up to be artists necessarily.”
“…I had a mentor, an art teacher who was very influential in my life. And he’s the one who said to me, “You cannot call yourself an artist just because you’re going to school and doing things. You cannot call yourself an artist unless you always have something you are working on.” I was 15, and that really stuck with me up to these days.” — Bea Gold
“…I feel like the word ‘erotic’ has a few different meanings. But I see it as very empowering energy. And something that isn’t harnessed by the public.”
After speaking with several artists, I quickly realized that writing their stories in the blog is not going to be enough. They need to be heard.