The field of the Arts and artists across the boards themselves suffer greatly at the hands of those who are critical or controlling, or those who see something that must be attacked in the beauty and strength of people creating. Actors, musicians, social media stars, and most all artistic people in the public eye have fought countless private, and public battles defending their art, creativity, and even their personal life choices. Artists and, in fact, anyone can experience this uninvited negativity from strangers and friends, and sometimes even family. That sucks. Some are totally stopped from creating. Many become introspective. Some turn to drugs for support and have died trying to live with the pain. Some decide drugs aren't for them. Artists who use medical or recreational drugs might experience a lessening of their creativity or a withdrawal from it entirely. They may decide the world is against them and that they shouldn't be here at all. Suicide is shockingly common and it needs to stop. Right now. At Because Sometimes, we support and celebrate artists and creative souls everywhere for their gifts to the world and their unique ability to uplift and spread joy with their pure, beautiful communications.
Artists are invited and encouraged to share their artwork here. Visit the Because Sometimes Facebook Group to submit your art to Art Space.
This soundtrack, by Deborah Joan Jones, is inspired by her own loss and experience with everyday mental health struggles, in this journey through the highs and lows of life and the mindset it takes to overcome it all. 'Deal with the Devil', was written specifically as a tribute to fallen artists, and 'Won't Go Away', is an anthem for the masses who deal with negative people, who, despite their calls to stop creating have refused to be silenced.
Because sometimes it's wrong and we know it
So we work to make it right.
This is what started it all. Artwork that speaks.
Artwork created by people like you, inspired by their experience with mental health issues. Words that uplift and show others they are not alone, but that we are in this together, all of us for one another.
Because sometimes we need the comfort of the warmth in the voices of those who understand.
To have your own artwork, including paintings, drawings, photography, poetry, songs, and writing included in Art Space, use the contact form, or visit the Because Something FB group where you can share and post artwork. Please share the posted artwork far and wide, with the Facebook group name & #becausesometimes, to get the message out there. Your help could help save lives.
You are invited to create your own 'Because Sometimes', poetry to showcase here, and for you and others to share to spread the word.
Because sometimes art has an infinite power to uplift, defend, and even to heal.