La Diva Artists Movement
Certainly is a mouthful, huh? LaDAM for short. Say it with a sassy tone and wink of an eye that would make Mae West envious.
In the simplest terms the La Diva Artists Movement is a expanding group of women who have come together to share their passions from the world of artistry, along with championing womens human rights. Empowerment, not entitlement.
These women are not pretentious, in fact they are far from being “diva-ish”. You won’t read long winded diatribes in their biography’s about their love of art, music, film, etc or gibberish about how their art sustains them. Blah, blah, blah, if you have to talk about your about yourself that much, then you should ask yourself “who am I trying to convince?”
These women are everyday, get the job done, take a knock down punch and get back up…REAL women. Not Diva’s, not Goddesses, Not playing at artist, or trying to be anyone but… themselves. Know thyself! Their world does not exist within the internet, their lives are shaped by them being “out there, living life and being a force of change.”
They are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, and lovers who enjoy sharing their passions, supporting and leaning on one another with the goal of growing their talents. Through the exchange of ideas and creativity, we may or may not enlighten a few minds, open a few hearts, bring a few smiles to light. Either way we will enjoy our passions to the fullest.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then we must too realize that art is as well. Calling yourself an artist, doesn’t make your art good, great or even worthy of the refrigerator door.
Art in the simple terms for me is the expressions and impressions one shares that creates emotion and thought in another. If your piece of work whether it’s words, drawings, painting, photography, fabric design, creates emotion in another that’s empowering.
Women shouldn’t be discouraged from sharing their passions, expressing themselves to the world. If painting empowers you to become a stronger person in the sea of humanity navigated daily, then paint your heart out. If writing dirty minded erotic tales, empowers you to take control of your sexuality, then type away. Whatever makes you stronger and empowers you to contribute to the world, leaving it better for having you in it, then go for it!
Start young, encourage your daughters, nieces, students to step outside the box, nurture their inner strengths in hopes that they extol the freedom of expression. The freedom to be whomever they desire, strong, intelligent, humorous, talented, loving, caring creatures filled with emotion and passion. Say it at loud, “I love being a Girl!”
If you like to play artist and have people make phoo-phoo comments about your art, then this isn’t the place for you. Face it, if your artwork is being sold on coffee mugs and t-shirts, you are not Louvre bond; save the attitude.
If you want others to view your work, become inspired to take up the brushes, or hit the keyboard, or find that camera, then Welcome. If you want to be treated as an equal, as a sister, as a member of a global community, then Welcome. If you create because it gives you joy and you want to share what you see in the world with others, then Welcome.
When I wrote the tagline “Release Your Inner Diva”, it meant just that. Let your self expression free, unleash it, cultivate it, “release it”. You can be mom at the PTA meeting, knee deep in diapers, trying to wipe the food stains from your companies monthly report where your husband mistakenly set down a messy dish, navigating your social calender on the train ride home and find time to create, design and share if it’s what you want to do.
Here at La Diva Artists Movement, what’s real is real, what’s hype is on someone else site.
Peace, love and…Never retreat, just Reload, your film, ink cartridges, paint wells, sewing machines, audio tape, Crayola’s…