I have an artist friend in New York City who is incredibly talented. He (Hanan Harchol) is a professional animator and illustrator with a Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago. Of course (in these economic times especially) making a living as an artist can be a real challenge. Hanan keeps himself afloat by working evenings as a strolling classical guitarist in upscale Manhattan restaurants. I’ve attended several of his shows, and he is super talented. This holiday season he made a compilation CD of lullabies and I highly recommend it.
Supporting my friend does a few things: 1) his CD is an affordable holiday gift for your friends and family 2) his CD is one of the few gifts I can think of that may reduce the anxiety felt by all of us in these challenging economic and political times and 3) your support helps a truly gifted artist continue to do what he does.
So take a listen to his work here – I’m sure you’ll agree, it beats anti-anxiety meds hands down.