Some parts of the world are not as open to artistic statements as others. That is true even in the States where in many places, your blue hair will keep you from getting a good job. That full sleeve tattoo is also a deal-breaker. In many places, those creations are not viewed as signs of artistic freedom and individualism. Rather, they are seen as badges of rebellion and social disorder. After a year like 2020, the last thing most people want to be associated with is more rebellion and social disorder.
For those more artistically inclined, there are better places to live. One such place is the Pacific Palisades. Art is a part of the fabric of this region. It is not a recent add-on, but a foundational principle. And right now, the Pacific Palisades Art Association needs your help. It is not just people suffering from Covid-19. It is also associations and groups set up to help people. In this case, one of the central pillars of the Pacific Palisades: the art community, finds itself in a bad place. You are not entirely helpless. Now is the time to lend your aid and show your colors. Here’s how:
Use Art in Your Celebrations
To show your colors is to make an artistic statement that speaks louder than words. If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine how many words a gender reveal special effect is worth. Some gestures are bigger than others. It doesn’t get much bigger than a gender reveal burnout kit for your car or motorcycle. With an eco-safe smoke bloom of pink or blue, you can show your colors and reveal your baby’s gender all at the same time.
You don’t have to go big to be artistic with your celebrations. The original reveal technique was to present a cake that, once cut, would show a blue or pink interior. Some celebrations are limited to what can be written. But what can be written is capable of moving the planet. So even if you don’t have the space or the budget or the social media following for a big gesture, you still have it within you to make an artistic gesture that will leave a lasting impression on those who see it. Life in the Pacific Palisades deserves nothing less.
Make an Artistic Statement with Your Home
Matt Damon’s zen retreat in the Palisades lists for $21 million. Don’t worry about Matt, after owning it for 10 years and making a few upgrades, he will profit roughly $6 million. That should make a decent down payment on his next luxurious abode.
You don’t have to spend that kind of money to make an artistic statement with your home. Even in a quiet and forgettable suburb, you can theme your home in ways that the HOA cannot interfere. You can have a farm theme. No need to get live animals. You can make your backyard into a mini park that includes benches, a water feature, and animal figurines. Create a sand pit and populate it with duck figures. Be as creative as you like. An olympic swimming pool and six tennis courts are not required.
Be the Art and Dress the Part
These are tough times for everyone. So even if you can’t host elaborate celebrations or remake your house into an ode to da Vinci, you can still be the embodiment of your inner artist. You don’t have to paint your face blue or set your hair on fire. Sometimes, it is just a pendant that symbolizes something important and eternal. You can use clothing to scream out something whimsical or whisper something profound. In the Palisades, the only wrong thing to do with your art is to do nothing at all.
There are many ways to make artistic statements. You can do it through celebration. You can make your house an artistic canvas. Or you can be the art that is always on display. Either way, the Pacific Palisades welcomes you with open arms.