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As a pathway to happiness, Live An Artful Live offers an enlightened perspective on the benefits of immersing one's self into the activity of, and the appreciation for the arts and creativity. Learning how and why to live carefree, helps relieve the mental burdens of adult responsibilities. This fosters happiness, and personal growth, thus relieving stress and assisting in our well-being.
Modern life has become a 24/7 news cycle, designed to grab you with fear and anxiety, while seemingly selling you the latest pharmaceuticals. If the side effects of the drugs weren't enough, the stressful side effects of the constant bombardment of it all, certainly is. Live An Artful Life is the stop and smell the roses approach for everyone. The message is simple.
· Live - Not to just exist, not just the time between birth and death, but to live and experience life!
· Artful - Showing creative skill, cleverness or taste!
· Life - Again, not to just exist, but to possess the capacity to grow!
In other words, to Live An Artful Life is to grow through experiencing the power of creativity, the freedom of imagination, and sharing your inspiration with others. It's not only knowing art exists, it's allowing artful things to live within and around you--there to inspire you and bring you joy, to be another language or voice.
Thomas Neel is an accomplished artist, writer, photographer, designer, and art show judge. Along with his 30-plus years as a fine art painter, his artful life has been complemented by gallery ownership, creative consulting and public speaking. With over 40 one-man shows and abundant fine art sales to his credit, Tom Neel's tranquil, scenic paintings primarily of Virginia, are the part of many private and corporate collections, both here and abroad. His commissions vary widely in subject matter. Along with his art career, Tom and his wife Linda founded Live An Artful Life (R) in 2008. He feels his greatest gift is sharing how to Live An Artful Life.
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