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Sometimes when I'm out walking, especially in the evening when people have the lights on and the curtains open, I take a peek at the art they have hanging in their living rooms. I wish I could say I'm enthralled by what I see, but most of the time the walls are bare.
It's kind of sad.
I don't know why people are intimidated by the idea of original art. Maybe they think art is something you have to be wealthy to enjoy. Maybe they worry they won't understand it. Maybe they're afraid looking at a piece will compel them to say something nice to the artist. Whatever it is, they're overthinking it.
Art is a celebration of life.
Sometimes it's a burst of joy that brightens a cloudy day, other times it's a reminder of people, places, or events.
Art is for everyone.
You don't have to be rich and you don't have to have some sort of insider knowledge about what the artist was thinking when they made it.
What you do need is a desire to be open to whatever feeling or memory a piece evokes.
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