Tulip painted on garage in Lafayette, CO

Appreciating the artist

We all know and love people who can see a new way of doing something. Those people who see a rainy day and turn it into a party or a masterpiece painting.

It’s my belief that we all have that ability inside of us … the ability to charm happiness during a blizzard or to find a rainbow during a depression. Whether we choose to invoke those powers is another thing.

I love being around ‘those kind of people’ don’t you? They raise my spirits and offer an inside look at new possibilities. Humor also delights me. I enjoy when someone can turn words around and give me pause before I laugh.

tulip garageSo last month when I was driving along on a dreary December day, I came across this garage. Someone took something bland and ugly and turned it into art. What fun it was for me to stop my car and hop out to take photos!  And what a delight for the person across the street who now has the opportunity to look at a white tulip all year long instead of a dull concrete wall!

Tulip painted on garage in Lafayette, COArt takes shape in so many ways – through flavors, colors, designs, sounds, words and so much more!  I’d love to see what art has crossed your path lately.

So, now it’s time to get busy appreciating. If you have some art to share, send it my way!

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A Quilted World

Nearby my office is an art show displaying quilts. The variety, colors, uniqueness and originality of each quilt is breathtaking.

And like quilts, each of us is unique, colorful, original and each comes with a variety of patterns, stories, history, and steps that make up the fabric of our lives. I believe we are all meant to shine but we don’t all get to have the spotlight on us. We go through our days dealing with our studies, illness, births, travels, and so much more.  We get in, do what we need to do, we smile, laugh, hope, dream and wish for a better day.

And as we do, the years pass. Look now and see that it is the end of February!

How did the month get by us so fast?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Red

Thought I’d add one more red object. This art work was on display in Santa Fe, NM. If you want to visit an eclectic place, put this on your travel plans!

Red Man art work on display in Santa Fe, NM (USA)
Red Man art work on display in Santa Fe, NM (USA)

Find the extra money it takes and stay in the heart of Santa Fe near the Plaza.
The Plaza is filled with local artists who have their art work on display year round. Painting, jewelry, clothing … you name it and you’ll find it.
The freedom to walk to art exhibits, restaurants, galleries and then back to your hotel is worth the extra money.
Trust me.