Bob Baker's Artist Empowerment Blog

Using Your Creativity in Meaningful Ways

With this post I want to ask you to use your creativity in an important and meaningful way. You are certainly aware of the news coming from Louisiana and Mississippi regarding Hurricane Katrina. Of course, you can visit these pages at and FEMA to learn about ways you can help alleviate the loss and suffering -- if you haven't done so already.

Things are improving, but there's a long road to recovery ahead. So think about how you can help further. Present a concert or art sale or other event to raise money. Consider ways you can donate or use your talents to make a difference.

Example: Anne Leighton is a writer, poet, animal lover and publicist who embodies this attitude. On her web site, she encourages support of Habitat for Humanity in Biloxi, Mississippi, and chapters of the Humane Society in the Gulf area. She is also the author of Using Your Art & the Media to Comfort People, a book that clearly speaks to the philosophy of using your talents for the good of all concerned.

So ... Write a song, poem or article. Host a displaced family. Travel to the affected areas and volunteer. Call someone you know in Louisiana and Mississippi and ask what they need. Be creative and make a difference!


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:50 PM  

  • Bob,

    I was so moved to do something. So far I have raised $3000 for the Red Cross and have been processing the sales and transferring the funds. I got other companies to help defray costs by getting printer ink and mailing tubes donated to the cause. This is the best way I can think of to help, but I don't know how long we can do this. Probably a few more weeks and then we will go back to making our regular direct donations.

    To see what we did...go here and the idea is Buy Art to Donate:

    I recommend your Blog to everyone and truly enjoy it.


    By Blogger Marilyn Sholin, At 8:39 AM  

  • Bob, and company....

    I feel the online community is doing so many good things for those affected by the hurricane and resulting flood.

    So many people have come together once again to give of themselves and what they do that we can all feel terrific about the overall nature of this country.

    Marilyn, I love what you are doing, congrats and keep up the great work. As for my own, I've raised $6.00 thus far through the sale of a $2.00 e-book. Hoping to do more, but time will tell.


    By Blogger David Stoddard, At 1:32 PM  

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