"The essence of all beautiful art,
all great art,
I think it goes back to our understanding of grace.
I consider grace as pure, undeserved gift - of our life, of the abundance with which we live.
Gratitude is our only possible response.
A surprise visit from Clare, who brought in her mother's doll collection.
Little treasures collected over time and space.
They now have a new home with Heartfelt Dolls.
When I returned from a funeral, amazing music filled The Arts Village.
Don and friend were jamming.
What an auditory delight!
Later, piano music filtered out of Studio Two.
We were mesmerized!
Music has this intrinsic power to lift the soul;
to console and to revive;
to unite communities;
to rejuvenate the creative spirit.
We were richly blessed today.
Shari Cole, quilter extraordinaire, and Arts Resident last season,
spent time stitching in the Cottage Gallery.
It is very precious to have this thread connecting us through time.
The Open Studios Project community grows and flourishes.