For me looking to the future is all about hope. Living day to day, accepting that it is what it is, where is the dream in that?
If you feel passionate about something, something that is happening or not happening in your world, do something. Don't just accept it, that is how they win. Even if it is as simple as talking about it. Spreading awareness through word of mouth is incredibly powerful.
For example: I am passionate about our food industry and what they are putting in our foods that we have available to purchase. The elevation of processing and preservatives has gone completely out of control. What do I do? Well I read every single food label before I purchase anything I am going to eat. I make everything I can from scratch and I am working towards eliminating packaged foods all together. I am learning to can and freeze fresh foods. John and I are looking at food dehydrators and other means to extend the life of our fresh foods. Every chance I get I talk about certain ingredients, I will bring it up and speak to people I don't even know... I inform them that hydrogenated oils scar your arteries beyond repair, and are completely unnecessary in the processing of your food. I will light heartedly communicate that our society may very well turn into a corn cob if we keep eating the massive amounts of foods that have high-fructose corn syrup, or just corn syrup, or corn flour... I have only begun to research the use of corn in our foods. It is insanely substantial. Not to mention it is fed to the animals, so we inherently have corn in our meat. AND you don't even want to get me started on Sucralose (Splenda), or any artificial sweetener for that matter. I swear to you I believe they may be the root to all evil. There is more, but this blog is about art, not my personal little stand against the food industry. But if you have any questions, please ask, it is one of my favorite subjects.
I don't know how much impact my words and the people close to me who are influenced by them have had on the industry, but I do know that there are a lot more like me who are getting fed up. Pun intended. I am seeing products that once had hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup and more, now they do not. I am seeing more and more "natural" products being developed by our major food brands (always read the label even when it says natural).
Really though what this piece is about is that if you don't pursue what you want, where are you going? Nowhere. If you want it take it. If you don't like it try to change it. If you want to do something, do everything you can to do it. Now there is definitely a dream in that.
Also, what some people fail to realize is that even though I am a very talented artist, in order to have good ideas that translate into amazing pieces, I must be inspired. Let yourself be inspired.
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