I've always loved the vibe created by sidewalk art. And it can be any kind of art, but there's something special about paintings. Art is good for the soul and a community that values feeding the soul through creativity always feels a little more special to me. And it evokes a nice, slow, dreamy pace to stop and smell the roses, have an ice cream cone and absorb what the artist puts into their work. In this case, the sidewalk is on Centre Street and the art is from La Torre's Gallery. Hmmmm.... surf and sand, languishing ladies or a Venetian canal.... what's my mood today?
I created this blog for a couple of reasons. In keeping a commitment that I made to myself, I have been walking at least thirty minutes every day since the first of the year. On these walks, I get to stroll through what I think is one of the most charming towns on earth. On every walk, I see at least 10 things that make me smile. I intend to show you a photo of one of those things (person, place, animal, flora, house, event or scene) so that you can enjoy our town right along with me.
The second reason is so that you can keep tabs on my commitment to myself. I pledge to put a photo from the CURRENT day's walk on this blog every day. My goal is to begin running in about another month, so it could get tricky taking the camera along but I'll be thrilled to cross that bridge when I waddle over it. So....... no excuses. I invite you to keep tabs on me and to enjoy my little town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida right along with me.
I turned 49 today. This is my "before " photo. You'll see me again when I turn 50 - February 1, 2008. I hope you'll enjoy the journey with me.