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.
One college professor is changing the lives of the homeless around the country. You may remember Willie Baronet from our HooplaHa original video, Eclectic Artist Brings Homelessness To Light Through Thought Provoking Collection, which highlighted the artist's journey collecting homeless signs and shedding light on their lifestyle. Well, Willie's back and continuing to create hope for the homeless with his traveling art exhibit, which sheds light on the daily struggles of someone who doesn't have a home. And with his work, Willie's is lifting spirits in homeless communities across America!
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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Those with physical disabilities have long since been an untapped resource of artistic talent, keeping them from creating the canvases of color you and I take for granted. Thanks to Tim Lefins, founder of the A.R.T Project, physical handicaps no longer inhibit artists from creating masterpieces. In this video, Tim and his volunteers provide artists with hand held laser beam technology to guide their assistants with paint brushes along the canvas, conveying the images they could only dream of before. Not only do these creators discover their artistic identities, but they can finally display their gifts to the world by doing what they love!
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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