Connection & Creativity Are Critical

In our technologically advanced, internet-based world we are SO connected (online) yet there are so many people saying they feel disconnected and have no sense of community, and others are even saying they are lacking in creativity and motivation.

How can we change this and bring more connection and creativity into our lives?  

I think one answer is to seek out like-minded people who share our values and have similar life goals. 

Another way is to seek out and support local artists and “creative” folks in our communities. 

Art can make a difference! 

Giving people access to data most often leaves them feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, not empowered and poised for action.
This is where art can make a difference.
Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind.
It can make the world ‘felt’.
And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action
.”(1)

I would add that engaging with art and artists may also spur feelings of happiness, motivation and a sense of peace and fulfillment! 

MAPA continues to support our creative friends through January 3rd – when you have a moment, check out our Facebook page for the most recent feature stories where you’ll find lots of great deals and options for “any time of the year” gifts made by our creative friends!

Mark your calendar! There is an upcoming 
live performance by Alisa Amador on January 3rd (she’s releasing a double single too) at Club Passim (virtual).

Wishing you more connection and creativity in the coming year! 

Drita

(1) Source of Quote & Inspiration for Today’s Message: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-art-has-the-power-to-change-the-world_b_9054158

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