ION INDIE MAGAZINE June 2017, Volume 37 - Page 21

Try asking your doctor, contractor or attorney to perform their services for the ‘exposure’. Even better--ask them to pay YOU for the privilege. Yet, artists, musicians, writers, poets, authors, photographers, models, designers, filmmakers, actors, dancers, etc., are routinely expected to donate their talents and skills--sometimes having to expend their own resources in that process--all while helping others to make money. To add insult to injury, they are often exploited by the predators that lurk in the shadows--with their slick smiles and empty promises--that feed off of their souls, passions and dreams. Many in the arts get discouraged and give up, defeated, from not being able to make a living from their craft…or just out of sheer frustration. Creativity is powerful. It endures and leaves a legacy. It is a catalyst for change, provokes thought and can heal a broken spirit. Some of the greatest moments in history revolve around music, film, books, theatre, a painting or a photo. Encourage, inspire--support the arts! The future will thank you for it! W W W . F A C E B O O K . C O M / T H E F A I R Y R O C K M O T H E R K I K I P L E S H A