US$1,199.00raised of $5,000.00 goal
How to express your emotions in difficult times through art?
Art has healing powers which we all need in these stormy times. The power lies in the expression of feelings and emotions. And if we can't do it ourselves we can always do it through artwork from others.
This campaign started at the beginning of the first lockdown but is evolving into something much more.
I am raising money to create art and work as an artist. I explore creativity and personal development as a tool for Self-Compassion.
Why am I doing this?
We communicate through the act of Creation. Since the dawn of humanity, we processed our experiences in the world through different forms of art. We are hardwired to do this. At this very moment, we are going through a lot. On a global level. It's waves are smashing into our lives in a thousand ways. This simply demands to be expressed.
It's a difficult thing because we might not feel the importance of art right now. I deeply believe it is essential. And this campaign is an expression of this collective wisdom. It matters so much to me that it keeps me up at night. Let me share a personal story with you:
Art saved my life more than once. I had a difficult childhood where I uncovered creativity as a lost part of my soul found on the page.
As a little girl, I sat at the big round dining table with my white copy paper and color pencils. I had taken them out of my wooden drawing box. My feet were dangling above the ground as I sat straight up in my white nightgown with blue small flowers and puffy short sleeves. My grandmother had made it. I transported myself in the world of imagination and mostly horses. The second the pencil hit the paper there was no past or future, just the now.
Later on I worked as an art therapist with trauma survivors. Veterans who had come home from war and sometimes peace missions. All of them suffered from PTSD.
As I worked with them I saw the power of expressing feelings. I live in Israel right now and at the beginning of this year, I decided to work for myself as an artist. I worked hard on ideas that could help others by combining creativity and personal development.
Then Covid hit us all by surprise. I put a lot of pressure on me to maintain the basics; my home, electric etc. Its terrible to be in survival mode. Quickly after weeks of intense emotions I started to build more focused than ever.
I stepped up a 100% and reached further. If anything I learned to be brave put pride and shame aside and ask for help.
And I need your help. I wish I had a lot of money to help other small businesses out. But instead of wishing too much I focus on what I have and what I CAN give; my art & wisdom.
If you can miss anything please donate. Know that by doing so you will become part of all the art gifts I put out in the world.
Check out my website and my courses on Skillshare to get a taste of what I am doing. The courses have all been created since the first lockdown.
The money will be used for materials and basic personal needs such as rent, water, etc.
Thank you for supporting me:-)
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To explore creativity as a tool to Self-CompassionUpdate posted by Tali Meir at 06:17 pm
Dear donors,I have deepened my campaign by focusing more on what I can do for the community and world in general. I know that sounds huge. In the months since the lockdown I have done a lot of work on myself and how I can contribute as an artist. My. . . . .
My campaign continuesUpdate posted by Tali Meir at 06:31 pm
I have updated my campaign and adjusted so that it's more clear. It also show my determination to continue my work as an artist and writer. I show my face in the campaign so it has become more personal.I also adjusted the date so that the campaign can continue. At. . . . .
The importance of artUpdate posted by Tali Meir at 05:18 am
The last weeks it has become more clear to me how important art truely is.More than beautiful colors and a story in image. It captures the past, present and future. And it's up to the artist to stay true to what is going on and ask critical questions.Artists have always. . . . .
Independence day in IsraelUpdate posted by Tali Meir at 12:37 pm
The smell of barbeque drifts into my house on the background I hear songs and people talking. I hang my flags in front of my window.A strange Independence day and not the one I had expected a few months ago. Of course, nobody expected that.My painting is coming together more
My rent is paidUpdate posted by Tali Meir at 07:30 pm
Dear people,I want to thank every donor from the bottom of my heart!!💕🌺A few days ago I paid this months rent with the money raised. You all paid my rent👏. Thank you so much without this help I would be homeless.The campaign continues and I want to encourage you to
Patience has a deep rooted soulUpdate posted by Tali Meir at 07:31 am
A new week started. A few days till Pesach. Even if I want to panic and worry about money I can't right now. I should. But I can't. It's the power of creating something. Working on a project for the greater good. It might be possible to sink into a. . . . .
The start of powerful change!Update posted by Tali Meir at 01:58 pm
I want to thank all the people who have donated so far! My painting is progressing slowly. In contrast with time itself. Days blend into each other and the clock has lost most of her meaning. I feel like a character of a surrealistic novel. Meaning has shifted to other. . . . .