Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In Which We Get All Artsy Fartsy On You

Today's conference sessions were interesting and engaging; I actually felt some enthusiasm for my chosen profession again, and, frankly, that hasn't happened in a while.

Oh, I'll be over it by tomorrow, but, let's enjoy the moment, shall we?

Anyhoodle, after the sessions were completed for the day, we boarded a shuttle to a local museum to fawn over art created by mental patients.

What's that? No, I'm being completely serious.

The American Visionary Art Museum houses a collection of textile art that is both fun and funky, and, according to the local woman who organized the event, the work of artists with mental health challenges. I think that's pretty cool.

The art itself is likewise cool, and, it is displayed in unexpected ways and places, including sidewalk art that is truly amazing.

The larger pieces of the collection were equally impressive; a hot air balloon, a massive pink poodle, an iron guitar "stork", building an iron nest, a smaller iron peacock, and a massive jeweled egg were among my favorites.

My most favorite piece was a duplicate of the Eiffel Tower, made completely out of wine corks. Because, who doesn't want to save enough wine corks to build a giant Eiffel Tower?

No one, that's who.

And, since I want to eventually re-create this ode to modern architecture, I need to ramp up my wine cork saving game. Luckily, these ladies were on hand to help get me started.

Only several thousand more to go!

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