Showing posts from November, 2013

Taking time to admire local artists

"Art is the stored honey of the human soul."  - Theodore Dreiser There is no question about it, art inspires us, entertains us, engages us, consoles us. There is such a variety of art and artists and different media and finished art pieces speak to different people.  The East Austin Studio Tour consists of over 400 artists who displayed a selection of their work for two weekends and posted a map making the general public aware of where to see some moving art. The weather was cold and rainy yesterday and I thought visiting art would be the perfect thing to do...and evidently many others had the same idea.  My photographer friend, Marybeth, accompanied me and we set out first for the funky east 6th district where we found a lovely ceramic shop, Clayworks , that had gorgeous colorful sconces, tiles, murals and jewelry.   We were invited to a behind the scenes look at the kilns and the workshop and I fell in love with their whimsical characters, rich colors a