There may be no right answer on how to grieve a loved one, but Michael G. Reagan and George W. Bush have found ways to help.
This week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment brings you graffiti, music and happiness! 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca.” Graffiti artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of building to add color, art and togetherness to the community!
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This is amazing. The famous painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is a masterpiece that is highly recognizable. This celebrated work of art has been on display all over the world.
But you’ve never seen it like this.
Without even lifting his pen, this artist pays homage to one of the greatest paintings ever. It is sure to blow your mind.
John Bramblitt has remarkable talent. Looking at his artwork, you would never know he is blind. John lost his sight when he was 30 from a complication with epilepsy. After going through a really hard time coping, he found light in painting. John creates beautiful, bright masterpieces from his imagination. What is even more astounding is that he can paint portraits of people he has never seen, just by touching their face. The resemblance is almost unbelievable. He has incredible talent and passion which he has gone on to teach to young students.
What was the last excuse you used for not following your dreams? Westport, Connecticut resident Rosie Jon was born without arms, but that has not stopped her from setting her goals high.
Rosie was raised in both London and Seoul. From a very early age she had to learn to use her feet to do what her arms can't. She became very adept and concurred all she set her mind to. She became an extremely talented artist... at just age 6! She was winning art competitions and getting cover designs as a child. She went on to pursue math and science in college... but her passion always pulled her back.
Thanks to an organization called "We Want More," Rosie paints in front of others, showing her talent and proving to everyone that there is no limitation that can truly stop you from doing what you want. Now she paints full time, is a motivational speaker and has a wonderful family. She shows us that anything is possible.
"From the beginning I knew there was a special reason I was born this way," she said. "I'm always striving to be extraordinary rather than ordinary. This motivates me to get there."
This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier, shot/edited by Jonny Perez.
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Erik Johansson has a passion for photography. This self-taught photographer and photo-retoucher has some of the most mind-bending material around. Instead of just capturing an image, Johansson has taken it one step further and tries his best to capture an idea or a thought. He takes nature and creates some amazing illusions. Take a look and see for yourself!
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In this week's installment of Chicken Soup For The Soul moment we bring you the creative and heroic Matt Miner. Matt is a comic book creator, and animal activist from Rockaway, NY. He and his wife are dedicated animal rescuers who are fiercely passionate about giving abused dogs and cats a loving home. After helping rescue dogs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Matt had the idea to use his passion for comics as a way to help his passion for rescues. Within the pages of “Liberator,” masked vigilantes save battered and abandoned animals, not unlike what Matt and his wife do. All proceeds from the comic book go right into their rescue work, as if the characters Matt creates really are saving animals in real life.
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When Willie Baronet went on a cross-country adventure collecting cardboard signs made by homeless people he encountered, he never expected to eliminate his apprehension and discomfort with seeing them on the street. He decided to start buying their signs from them in an effort to do something to help. This was the catalyst for one of his most ambitious art exhibits.
On a trip you are always looking to have a good time. How do we do that, you ask? Pat Graziosi, our resident positivity seeker, has 3 tips that will ensure you have as much fun as humanly possible! On this episode, he takes you through one of the country's most beautiful destinations, Salt Lake City, Utah. We are going to bet you've never seen the amazing Twin Peak's home like this before...