ArtThread Blog: Connect, Create, Thrive!

We believe art and creative expression are critical for the emotional, intellectual and spiritual health of the whole individual and the entire community.

The Healing Power of Art

by David Haas

Anyone battling cancer knows the value of therapy. Be it medicinal, psychological, or homeopathic, therapy is one of the biggest weapons when fighting a disease like cancer. Whether you are fighting a rare and terminal disease such asmesothelioma, or you are dealing with breast cancer, everyone who suffers from cancer is engaged in the same fight. Cancer affects everyone differently, yet all the same. read more…

Why should we make art?

“I’m not an artist.”

Made in a MinuteWhen we train people to use the ArtThread Online Gallery, we often hear that phrase.  There seems to be a wide-spread belief that before we can make art we must possess some magical talent.  You can see the nervousness in people when we tell them to “just go for it!” read more…

Embrace the Mistakes

Remember that Bill Cosby routine where the surgeon says, “Oops”?  Not what you want to hear at that moment.  But during the creative process those “oops” moments can be the spark that sets you down a new path. read more…

ArtThread – Creativity for a Cause

Technology can be married with creative expression in meaningful ways. Take for instance the Tour De France 2009, the premier cycling event in the world. In this epic battle of the best in the world Lance Armstrong, and his Livestrong Global Cancer Initiative teamed up with Nike and some very creative minds at Carnegie Mellon University to come up with the Chalkbot, a machine that captured and reproduced inspirational online social media messages for Lance and his team, and then painted them on the roads of the Tour De France. read more…