Art & Good News 2-11-2023

Starting with some art…

Hello all, I hope your week was great. This week I am sharing an illustration that was inspired by the word joy. I haven’t sailed in many years, but being out on the water in a sailboat is one of the most calming experiences for me.

Good News Roundup

President Lula stayed true to his word about protecting the Amazon. A forest Saved from development in London. Psychedelics became a viable treatment for depression and PTSD. These are just a few of the many good news stories this week. See more in the roundup by following the link.

Wow! News

‘Deinfluencing’ Explained: Why TikTok is Over Overconsumption

I am an artist and creator. However, even as someone who is constantly thinking about things to make, I also want people to be thinking about whether they need the things they purchase. We may or may not need that new sticker, phone, or sweater, and I love that these de-influencers are trying to put that idea to the forefront so that maybe we don’t overconsume as a society.

Are Bike Buses The Future Of School Transportation?

When I was a kid, I moved a lot, but I remember at least one of the places I lived being able to walk to school. This is something that I never really considered how lucky I was to be able to do until I started having kids of my own. I love how parents are taking an initiative to provide a bike/walk to school that allows more kids today to experience it. I hope more schools take this up and find more ways for kids to walk to school.

Cameroon: The artist who wants to heal the world with pictosculpture

I love good news, but I am also an artist, so I feel a strong need to share this story about an artist from Cameroon who is making beautiful art from plastic waste. His goal is to heal the world with his art, and I wish him all the luck in the world on that venture. If you get a chance check it out, the art is so stunning.

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