Earlier this year I read through Julie Cameron's The Artists Way. Now I want to say up front there is a lot of stuff in her book I found well, rather annoying. But there were some things that did stick with me. I started daily journal-ling (comes and goes in spurts now) which at the time was very helpful. I also liked the concept of a personal "art date" (though I will take it with friends if they are around).
I decided to treat myself to an art date this past Friday. I live in a town that is the home base for a major corporation. As a result, we have a lot of things a town our size typically would not.
We are very fortunate to have a city Garden which really is an oasis from the surrounding street noises.
There has been a display of Michigan artists sculptures in the garden over the summer and I decided to go take a look.
Not all were inspiring but some really were standouts (I thought).
The garden also has some long time features that anyone local would recognize.
I thought this garden patch with bird houses representing different local public schools was neat.
There were some unusual plants but overall the flowers were showing signs of the long hot summer we have had. I read that apple crops are early this year (what there is) so don't be waiting for autumn to start getting - seems very odd.
There are "red" bridges through out the garden.
And permanent sculptures which are quite impressive.
Anyway, I spent a good two hours wandering around - good for the soul :). Enjoy. Jewels