What is art?

I define art as having nothing at all to do with painting. Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen. Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection. -Seth Godin

Every human is an Artist. Every human is Creative. Too much conversation around art and creativity ends with fine art (painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, etc.).

People are artists because their made by a Creator in his likeness. Art and creativity is the stuff we add to the world stemming from the Imago Dei. Your art can be on canvas, or in a boardroom. You can make websites or help children read. Your art might be caring for a child; or designing bridges for the city.

Art is about taking the raw materials of creation and making stuff... making human connections, taking risks, building businesses and homes, and making lives better. We need more artists because we need more connections, risk-takers, and people with the courage, to make the lives of others better.

You are an artist. Make something today for the benefit of others.