Saturday, June 05, 2010

lesson five | there is nothing more amazing than to admire the work of an artist

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." - Pablo Picasso


Today I had the honour to support a new friend who has started showing her creations at The Substation Artists' Market. I'm not a brooch person, but let me tell you - she makes the most amazing brooches I've ever seen.

And not only did I get to see some of her stunning creations, but quickly discovered there were many other things for every one of my senses.

To hear the echo of a beautitfully old heritage-listed building filled with the sound of string instruments and smellling of fresh coffee and danishes, I knew this was going to be a great experience.

To see and admire hand-knitted sleeves, ceramics, hand-made designed shirts, jewellery, paintings, cards and herbal teas was just beautiful.

Today, I learnt that it is truly wonderful to admire the work of an artist.