Some years ago we embraced the philosophy of needing an “artist’s date” every so often to fan the creative embers. Artist’s dates can come in many forms from several hours to several days. Museum visits, a solitary hike in the woods, a visit to a gallery or even a brief trip to Taos brings new energy.
There is for us, however, nothing better than a quick trip to Seattle to regenerate our creativity. Travel is easy (nonstop flights between ABQ and Seattle), only one hour time change, and the change of climate from hot and dry New Mexico to moist and green Seattle. Add time our with interesting family members, a birthday to celebrate, and opportunities to visit places of great creativity and energy. We just returned from such a get away.
Good times with family, celebrating Lee’s birthday and wishing bon voyage to chef son Chris as he readies to move back to Boston to become Chef de Cuisine at Craigie on Main.
Last but certainly not least, Lee and I treated ourselves to a few hours at the never disappointing Seattle Art Museum. New and old artists, wonderfully displayed and curated. Finish the trip off with a first ever dinner at a Korean barbecue (who knew) with Ben and Laura. All too soon, it was time to go home, hug the dogs, check the herd and sleep in our own bed.
Today we are tired but, energized and eager to see how this “artist’s date” shows itself in our designs.
Until next week…….. Sandy
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