Artists 4 Peace ~We can make a difference

A couple of days ago Gigi posted a question “how can we, as artists (whatever our form),  bloggers and international friends, USE our art, intelligence, CREATIVITY and  our collective power, right NOW, to foster and spread peace and love throughout the world?  How can we work TOGETHER to bring about change?”

We believe your passion is your Art.  So whether your medium is paint, poetry, yarn, music or pottery YOU can be part of the movement.

There has been some discussion…please join in your voice is welcome!

For starters.
1- all participating will display logo

2- we should create a monthly schedule of topics. I think it would be great  if we discussed and decide on particular subjects/causes and create a schedule of topics that we could all write and publish at the same time each month. For instance: August- Peace in general, September- Spreading Kindness, October- Child Abuse Awareness… ((just examples))

3 on the designated day each month each of us would post on the topic scheduled and display the agreed upon logo.
4- everyone participating will post to their own blog and then the moderators will reblog them on artists4peace as well.

While we have much to discuss and things to iron out… I am happy to announce a new blog

artists4peace.wordpress.com

where we can get to work on setting a foundation.

We will eventually have a monthly topic scheduled but for now if you have anything you would like to share on Artists4Peace please blog it and then email the link to artists4peaceproject@gmail.com so we can make sure to reblog it. That way nothing will be missed!

Thank you for reading and I do hope you will get involved!

~Melanie Blackwell

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21 responses to “Artists 4 Peace ~We can make a difference

  1. Reblogged this on Rethinking Life and commented:
    Please read the following and join us, as artists, to help spread, love, understanding and peace through art. Thank you so very, very much.

  2. yeseventhistoowillpass

    As they say, When if not now? Peace be unto us all..

  3. Melanie, this is awesome!!!
    Another idea….you could have a guest host once per week to present a few thoughts on a specific topic related to peace and to give a prompt for others to write poetry, prose, submit photos, artwork, etc. on that specific day. They do something similar to this at dverse Poet’s Pub.They post it to their blog and then link it to dverse, so others can easily visit each blogger’s post. It also encourages discussion and interaction.
    Here is an example of their “open link night”.
    http://dversepoets.com/2014/06/28/openlinknight-june-2014/

    • 🙂 Thanks! Please do join us.

      Weekly prompts may be something we do in the future right now just trying to set it up and striving for monthly propmpts. I have participated in a few other prompt sites like DVerse…great idea just might be too much to keep up with at this point 🙂

  4. Would love to get involved! But, how? This is something I would love to do…

  5. Shall email you from my photo email…. Crookedimagez@gmail.com

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  7. A beautiful concept to share and spread peace and happiness. I’d love to join-in too Melanie.
    With kind regards and plenty of cheer 🙂

  8. That’s a great idea Melanie and I’ll certainly follow with interest! 🙂 I’m not sure about participating though, as you know I don’t post that often on my blog so I’m not sure that would fit into what you have planned here. Also I’m not great at writing when given a topic to write about, it kind of kills the inspiration for me, which is why I was useless at school, we were given subjects to write about in a specific time schedule, and it just destroyed all my own creativity. May sound a bit odd, but I’ve learnt in recent years what works for me and what doesn’t, but I’ll be happy to follow along! Looks like you’re going to be very busy! 🙂

    • Suzy, you should definetly participate. AND you can cause you are looking at this the wrong way…

      1- you can submit anything peace related for consideration whenever you want with no schedule or assigned topics.

      2- yes there are monthly topics but the topics are broad so you can interprete however you want. For instance August is Friendship…take that anywhere your muse pulls you 🙂

      3- How often you participate is up to you. 1 time, every other day, once a week, once a month…

      So however and whenever you want to…you should! ☮ ❤ 🙂

      • I will participate if I think what I’ve written fits the topic for the month. I know roughly what I’m going to be posting in the next few months, and at the moment I’m not sure any of them remotely come close to peace or friendship. But I shall certainly keep it in mind, and for my other blog too. I’m not so sure what I’m posting on there yet, but something might fit in soon. 🙂

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