The Arts


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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”    Franz Kafka

 

 

 

 

“If you cannot tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people,”      Virginia Woolf

 

I fell in love with writing while reading Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Emily Bronte, Herman Hesse and Edith Wharton. I wanted to climbed inside the stories and live wildly where there was always a narrator who was wise and sensitive and knowing, though not always in control. After reading shelves of books and stacks of short stories, I dared to dream to write stories. Stories that would become real and touch readers.

But it is all Art that I value and I know my life is more meaningful, more purposeful because of music, paintings, dance, sculptures and literature. I value the artist in every child, man and woman. I started Aesara: Art for Women’s Body, Mind, Heart and Soul  to support art, women as artist in a real way.

Aesara is a group for women to share their art and support others on their journey as an artist. Women by definition are creators—we create life, we create homes, meals, ideas, music, poetry; we create. We do this because it is who we are. We do it for children, our families, our community, and our world. We do it for ourselves.

Our art gives us hope and understanding. It’s our passion. It helps us to love, and forgive, and cry, and laugh. But because of the nature of our world many times our art suffers, and is laid aside and forgotten in the attics of our lives. As artists, we need to be encouraged and supported.  Visit AESARA