I have a great passion for the arts. I also recognize that most people (myself included), aren't natural artists, writers, or musicians and have to work extremely hard to reach greatness. It can sometimes be difficult in the world we live in when funding for the arts is being eliminated from school and social and economic problems dominate the globe. However, art has always been a struggle and there is never going to be a better time than now to have your voice heard. Be it a poem, a song, a story, a painting, a photograph, or a mediocre sketch. Let your creative juices flow. I praise deviant art for allowing young and old artists alike to get their work out there and helping us connect to each other and cross the boundaries of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, and international location.