Yesterday I took a day off and went on an “adventure ” with a friend. We knew that we were going to the Wichita area, but didn’t have much planned other than that. So refreshing to have a carefree day!
First stop was Junk in the Trunk in the little town of Kechi.
So much fun to just look and look! I did end up getting some old photos and maps for future art projects. Definitely a place to return to!
Next stop was the Goodwill in Andover, where I found some men’s shirts to paint on and then use as paint shirts like the one done by Deborah Company in the Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Studio.
By then, it was time for lunch that we ate at a lovely little sandwich shop called Deli Bocca. Very fun little sandwiches and they made a great twist on traditional salads. Right next door was the Green Elephant, which is a quaint old house turned into a multi roomed shop full of delightful little discoveries.
Then, as we were headed to one last stop, we drove by a yard that immediately brought to mind the Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS. There was a woman in the yard… so we stopped to chat. We were graciously given a tour of their home, inside and out. There were rock gardens with all kinds of plant varieties that I could not begin to name. I did love this hen and chicks variety that was growing out of the “pores” of this huge boulder. I also loved the carved stones and whimsical touches that were everywhere. Inside was just as wonderful with thousands of pieces of artwork! (No exaggeration, THOUSANDS!) This was a delightful couple; gracious, very knowledgeable, and so artistically prolific… constantly dreaming and creating new things.
What a great day of adventure and discovery! I feel very rejuvenated and inspired to CREATE in new and wonderful ways! It is so important to feed our creativity from time to time.
What places spark your creativity?