As some of you know, I volunteer at a local art gallery sometimes. In this gallery there is always something new going on. We do local theatre, art classes, Cocktail & Canvas events, and the list goes on.
Recently, (as in the last month or so), there was a collection set up for a group called the Hutton House. They work with a variety of people, handling their different needs and helping them live independently. They also have a great art program to help teach their clients how to express themselves in other ways like… well art.
So, one of the nights I was volunteering they had their client’s artwork on display in the gallery. Each one was beautiful and unique in their own way, but for whatever reason the watercolour ones continued to catch my eye. There were two in particular that I liked the most, but sadly one was sold and the other was way out of my price range. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized why I loved those two prints.
They were the same colour scheme as my first book: pink, purple, orange, red, yellow, and white. They melded together into a sunset scene that shared a similarity to my back cover that I love so much.
I find I get inspired by the art in the gallery. Each piece tells its own story but not in the traditional sense with words. Art is another way of expressing yourself and evening discovering things about yourself that you didn’t know were there. The artist has their own reasons for loving their art, but it can be different for each of those viewing a piece. Writing describes emotions through words and actions, while art shows it in colours and shapes. Sometimes it is easier to do one versus the other, but those who do either have a way of seeing the world in a different way. Artists and Writers watch the world, piecing together the happenings other don’t normally catch.
If you ever find the time or somehow end up in London, Ontario, I highly recommend checking out the ARTS Project on Downtown Dundas if you get the chance. The building is filled with history and the people working their are amazing. 🙂