We had a perfect sunny day today for the Artist Walking Workshop! Visitors set out on "artist walks" in the yard and surrounding neighbourhood, slowing down to notice and sketch overlooked details of the landscape.
An unusually shaped tree, a face drawn in the sidewalk cement, a tiny orange flag: once we start looking with the eyes of an artist the ordinary becomes captivating, worthy of documentation and celebration.
Participants were invited to slow down and use all their senses to look at the world with fresh eyes.
Back at the house we added colour and detail to our drawings.
Then we compiled them to create a collaborative map of the neighbourhood's meaningful minutiae.
Every artist brought their own unique perspective to the project. I loved seeing what each person noticed and documented!
This collaborative map will be exhibited at You Are Here during Doors Open Richmond. Visit the upcoming events page for more info!