Written by CEO & Founder, Toro Adeyemi
Today was a lovely Sunday: I woke up nice and early, went to the gym for spin, had a shake and was getting ready to go into the city for a trip to The Standard Hotel. I peeked outside and saw my neighbour and asked her what she was up to. Low and behold, she and another neighbour were on their way to Hastings-on-Hudson for a studio tour of local artists, featuring various sculptures, paintings and other creations, on display and available for purchase. I decided to join them.
There are many things I appreciate about Artists: I appreciate their talent, their style, their craftsmanship, their ability to communicate a message or an idea... it's a refreshing feeling to be surrounded by creative minds. Personally it gets my mind racing--what can I do to channel my creative energies? What activities might I take up to feel more innovative or expressive?
The last stop on our studio tour was to a home--I climbed up the stairs to the attic and entered a sunny room with high ceilings and water colors all around. I sat and observed as the Artist spoke to other guests and explained her work. As I sat, I looked at the bookshelf nearby and saw a small, unmarked brown book which, after inspecting, had no content. I asked if it was for sale and as the Artist was moving out of her home, she sold it to me for a couple of dollars, pointing to a stack of over 20 sketchbooks she had filled. After this, and an impromptu conversation with an admirable Broadway choreographer, I left feeling I had some more direction--curiously received from a book with blank pages.
I also left the tour with a lovely clay turquoise bowl!
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