I paid off our parking tickets last month and was shamed by the amount of money down the drain that was. Addressing the causes I feel certain that we can avoid such future charges, and perhaps in a convoluted sense of economy I feel compelled to pay a similar amount, or a portion thereof, on worthy causes. I'm not talking charities, but investments in the people around us. One way is buying art. Considering how much I paid on tickets $70-80 for a lovely small painting or print seems..., well, wonderful.
We were taken with two artists in particular: Sandra Litch and Eric Saks. We're buying Sandra Lytch's "Early Morning in Wonder Valley," below.
|Early Morning Wonder Valley, by Sandra Lytch|
And Eric Saks', Giverney, a color transfer print on wood.
|Giverny, Eric Saks|
We may, in the future, offer our cabin as an AirBNB vacation rental and I want to showcase local artists, so we're off to a good start.
The next morning, on Sunday, we ran into Laurel and Frank, who own the Glass Outhouse Gallery, at church and by church I mean breakfast at the Palms Bar and Restaurant in Wonder Valley. Laurel and Frank are both artists in their own right and have built a community treasure in the gallery. If you haven't been, you've got to go. It embodies the spirit of the community and is a full-fledged joy to visit.
|Laurel and Frank from the Glass Outhouse Gallery at the Palms Restaurant, Wonder Valley, CA.|