When I go out on my Art Walks, my favorite artwalk companion is my dog, Hamish Macbeth:
I know that when most people go on Art Walks, cheese and wine are involved.
My idea of a an Art Walk is me grabbing Hamish’s leash and telling him, ” Come on Hamish, let’s go find us some art.”
Art, as you know is everywhere- it’s in a weather worn fence, a carefully designed garden or a yard gone wild.
What I like about taking my art walks with that when I see art, Hamish doesn’t look at it and say, ” Gee, I don’t know if I’d call that art.”
He just looks at it, sniffs it, licks it and walks away.
Art can be art and I can enjoy it, absorb it and take a picture.
It is what it is.
This is the Art me and Hamish found this weekend. It’s sort of related to the art I found last weekend.
Here it is:
And this is my favorite:
I felt like Indiana Jones, walking around this play field looking for Chalk art. When I found it I was pretty excited. Like I discovered something important before it disappeared.
This is what I’ve learned about Art on my walks with Hamish Macbeth:
Art is everywhere and it’s in everything- you just have to be willing to let it happen in you head without telling it what it is- but the licking and sniffing part- I’d leave that part of the experience out.