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365 Letters to Myself

August 7th, Art...

A guilty pleasure I could consider doing more, engrossing in art. Walking through a gallery, visiting a museum, strolling a summer art fair, paging through a picture book – all something I enjoy when I take the opportunity to experience them.

This weekend, the first in August, is an annual art event I like to attend. Held at an inner-city park it is just the right size, about a 140 or so booths, surrounding a small lake, geared toward the local, unpretentious artist. I was particularly motivated to visit the booth of one of my clients, who’s medium is heavy metals. The bending, shaping and creating of one-of-a-kind masterpieces. I enjoyed listening to her share stories of the process, the natural coloring that occurs at different temperatures, what pieces she likes to produce more – watching her eyes light up and hearing the passion in her voice. This year’s fair had a nice balance of artists. I am always interested in the jewelry, captivated by paintings, unexpectedly a couple pottery booths caught my eye and an interesting trend of more wood art. Usually limiting myself to one indulgence, had to stop myself at three purchases.

Oh, if only I had the budget, I can see myself buying more art. I am attracted to a variety, particularly paintings. It’s not only the talent displayed on the canvas or framed, but the stories I imagine both in and behind what is captured. I used to paint – yet it feels unfamiliar to me now. Perhaps it is time to explore, where and who is the artist inside me.

Hmmm, artist within…day 25!

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