Make Good Art

“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art.

I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn’t matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.”

Make Good Art, by Neil Gaiman

The standard you walk past

Poster by Anisa Makhoul

Powerful call to action by Anisa Makhoul

Lieutenant General David Morrison once said, “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept”.

Every time we accept the status quo of poor behaviour, harm to others, we are endorsing it. Change will take time, but can we at least start by saying that if something’s not right, it’s not right and we will no longer walk past that standard as acceptable.  It’s time to be courageous and true and move into a place, a space that will create a fairer, better society for all. 

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”

Maya Angelou


Georgie Bailey