2. Surround yourself with a team that challenges you and works with you to make your ideas better.
3. Align yourself/work/art/craft/brand with things that are bigger than you. This can create unexpected opportunities.
4. Embrace change and technology, don’t fight it. You will get left behind.
5. If you can provide opportunities for others, why not give them? (He didn’t really say that but it’s an observation I made based on all of the opportunities that his ideas and investments have given others)
I drew this sketch in the basement of the Salvador Dalí Universe exhibition in central London. I manipulated the contrast and tint to enhance the lines. It’s my version of the famous melting clock. If you look a little closer there is a face and the clock is sort of like a tongue sticking out. This audio track is part 2 of 2 in a series entitled Talking Art. This is called Sheen Talking Art. Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by..
I took this photo in Bristol, UK of a work done by British street artist, Banksy. I made this audio track out of a recorded conversation that Aviva Jaye and I had this past Saturday morning. It is called Talking Art. Please let me know your thoughts. There is a pt. 2 featuring my thoughts coming soon… Pass it on.
“”The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”
Needless to say, this week has been intense. We have all received the most overpowering information from some of the most inspiring people. So now, I think the big question for all of us right now is…What do we do with all of this stuff we’ve learned? How can we—first of all—process the magnitude of the conflict in the Congo and second of all use it in a proactive way?
I think sometimes I feel like a small person. I think a lot of people feel that way after learning about an issue that is so complex and multi-faceted. It’s just a matter of looking at it head on, realizing your talents, and using whatever you have, ALL of your energy toward what you believe in.
I am one small person, Ashlee is sitting across from me and Justine beside her. Brittany is beside me, Maggie beside her and Nikki next to her. Separately we could be lost and potentially scared and ineffective. We may not realize that our overwhelming hunger and passion could be channeled into activism instead of lying dormant.
Together we make up for what others may lack. We have formed a collective of common good through different mediums.
I am blessed to be surrounded by these individuals, these powerful women, everyday and every night. We have already laughed, fought, spilled secrets and insecurities, helped one another through inevitably emotional times, but we have come out inspired and ready to face our next challenge in full force.
Next week we will begin the real thing. We will take the knowledge gained from this week and use it for what we came here for: peace in the Congo.
You and I have our own ways of communicating. The interns and the staff members here are all different. We all come from exceptionally different backgrounds united by the power of the whistle and the meaning behind it.
Whatever happens after this week, we will remember the reason why we are here. We will remember our purpose and our goal and we will execute it.
We will ride on rocky waves and endure mental challenges to save children in a world we don’t know and whom we may never meet.
But it’s worth it. Our blood is the same. Humans are one race and humanity is one right. Neither of these can or should be ignored.
We are few but we are strong. We are directionless but we are focused. Most of all, we are dedicated and are ready to make sacrifices for what we believe in.